Confession #1: I had an ulterior motive in asking for that for Christmas. It really always was intended to serve as a base for these super cute RockiNoggins helmet covers..... and I wanted something smaller and less round than my Marvin the Martian sized Bern Berkeley.
So, here I am sporting the RockiNoggin "Thunder" style helmet cover.
The RockiNoggins covers come with adhesive Velcro circles that you are supposed to stick to the outside of your helmet and then secure the hat to those with the strip of Velcro that is sewn around the inside of the edge of the cover.
Confession #2: I didn't do that. I really didn't want to put Velcro circles on my helmet in case I want/need to wear the helmet without a cover. And I found that the S/M size Thunder cover fits snug enough on my S/M size Nutcase that the Velcro doesn't really seem to be necessary. It certainly has never given any indication that it is going to go flying off my helmet as I have ridden. Your mileage may vary, but at least for this particular Thunder style in combination with my particular helmet, the Velcro is not necessary.
In fact, I think it might ride a little "weird" on the helmet if I attempted to use the Velcro, because the cover actually would not be able to be pulled down as far on the helmet. You can actually see in the picture below the strip of Velcro that is being unused.
Not sure why the whole things looks excessively crooked. Probably because I'm not using the Velcro, hmmmmm??? :) Probably.
I also need to take a pair of scissors to the tag that keeps flopping out, visible on the right side of this picture.
Now, also to go with this picture...... let's talk about the bill of the Thunder cover. The fact that you could land a small plane on it means that it is likely a wee bit bigger than perhaps it needs to be. But it definitely keeps the sun out of your eyes. I have not even worn my sunglasses while riding since I have gotten this cover.
And since the smallest details usually give the biggest impact, lets talk about the bling-bling that gives my cover that extra oomph of cuteness. RockiNoggins offers several different accessories that you can purchase from them, for instance:
or even THIS (ribbit!)
Using this tutorial, and the yellow fluorescent material left over from the sleeves I cut off of a T-shirt that is my summer riding attire, I made this. It's adorable. Yes it is. And easy, too!
Here's another one I made using this tutorial (scroll to the very bottom of this tut to the plum-colored shabby chic one.) But I made it even easier. I simply used the already hemmed edges of those same cut off T-shirt sleeves, cut slits in them like the tutorial describes, and rolled it into a flower starting from one end. Easy peesy. Added a third little rosebud flower from the same material, some antique buttons, and I have another super cute accessory made from scraps! How green can one be?
I will be making many, many more of these from all those cut-off T-shirt sleeves I have. I am going to have matching bling for every single shirt I ride in!
I will definitely be adding more RockiNoggins covers to my collection. Because I think they make a really cool product. And I'm going to need some summer styles, as well, right? :)