I *made* a driving helmet/hat!
I took a helmet I didn't need and a straw hat that needs replacing before spring and made a driving helmet! The only thing I bought was the fabric for the hatband/scarf.
I used my dremel and a cutting wheel to cut the brim off the helmet. Took longer to put the dremel pieces together than to cut the brim off.
I sanded then spray painted the helmet with good Krylon paint. Not sure yet how I feel about the green. I would like it better if it had been a matte finish paint.
I cut the entire brim off the straw hat, leaving the part with the band. I reinforced all the cut edges with white glue painted on with my hand in a baggie.
I stuck sticky velcro on the helmet and straw hat in 3 places, then stuck them together. There was a gap in the back and I used leftover hat crown to fill it in. You'll see that in the pic of the back of the finished hat.
Then I sewed up the *scarf* and pinned it on the straw in 2 places.
Here's my finished helmet/hat, with a wide brim to keep the sun out of my eyes, and more suited to driving in the country than a riding helmet is. It doesn't make my head look so huge, and the bright scarf adds visability. And my head will be fully protected just in case.
Another clever idea I saw
Great Idea! I saw another one at a local show..
The teenage was required to wear a helmet at the ADS show, so..
she took an older felt fashion style hat, CUT it on the side.. straight up the side and brim and then placed it over the helmet. Then she wrapped the helmet and hat tightly with lots of cloth ribbon and gaily added a large bow at the split area. You can hardly tell what's going on except that the hat seems a bit large on her young head. WHAT A TERRIFIC idea :-):)