Folding hat / More details

Folding instructions for Helmet Hat:

*hold the hat firmly on 2
*twist hat into a figure 8 shape *continue to twist and bring hands closer together as hat wire doubles in on itself into several rings
*when rings are flat and against each other, wrap with string ties (if attached) or hold hat in its small circle as you place it in the pouch

Stitching and other details:

 *Cuts were made in the sides of the brim to allow helmet straps to pass through.
 *Cuts were finished off neatly with bias tape.
 *Flaps were added to help fill in the gaps created by the cuts.  These help to cover ears from sun exposure and provide hat with more "normal" appearance for wearing without helmet.
(See helmet hat description & info)