Whether you want to conceal your headphones, have more comfortable headphones, or just keep your head warm while listening to music, the Headphone hat is a cheap, easy, and quick.
all you need is an old pair of over-the-head headphones, a wool hat with inner lining, and a needle and thread.
Please keep in mind that this is the way I did it, there are scores of other ways this may be done. If you don't have exactly what I have, or disagree with my methods, harness your creativity and make a better one.
Harvest the Phones
Using tools or brute force, remove the speakers from the housings of a pair of headphones
Make the First Incision, Doctor
locate where on your hat you want to place the head phones; most likely in the earflaps, near the ear. Toward the lower edge of where you want the speaker cut a slot, since my lining was stretchy fleece my slot was smaller than the diameter of the speaker.
Slide the phones one at a time thru the slot, finagle the speaker for the opposite side to the other ear flap
Sew 'em Back Up
once the speakers are roughly in place, and the excess wire is in the hat, move one speaker into direct position and prepare a needle and thread.
First, sew between the outer shell and lining, a line across the diameter of the speaker. Then, sew another diameter perpendicular to the first. you may want to make sure both stitches are on the inside for aesthetic purposes.
Next make stitches between the outer and inner parts of the hat, around the circumference of the speaker, holding it in place. If you are sewing the side with the incision, it is possible to sew it closed with the same stitches that will hold the speaker in place.
Repeat the process with the other speaker.
When done with stitching the speakers, it may be a good idea to stitch the wires out of the way.
put on your hat and your coat, you can now listen to your indy music out in the cold without fussing with headphones.