[caption id="attachment_11647" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Save your Blow-Out!![/caption] There are some mornings (okay, maybe more than 'some'...) where I look at my blow dryer and round brush and think "Really? Why bother?" If the extreme winter winds and horizontally-blowing snow aren't enough to make you glue your hair into a permanent pony tail, now you can add freezing rain to your list of reasons not to get out of bed and waste a good blow out. Fear not hat haters, there is a solution! If you don't want to arrive at the office looking like this: [caption id="attachment_11648" align="aligncenter" width="300"] The Wind Tunnel. Image via Wired.com.[/caption] Or this: [caption id="attachment_11649" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Even Royals get Hat Head. Photo via Getty[/caption] Then listen up: Ali at a²(w) has posted step-by-step instructions and a free pattern for the hooded cowl - or HOWL - featured here. Half hat, half scarf, all hair-saving helmet, this cute, and more importantly, foldable (aka: whip it off and stash it in your pocket before you hit the elevator bank) head covering reimagines the Senior's Special plastic hair cover with the latest in fabulous laminate fabric. Check it out. Oh yeah, and don't think just because you can't see the back of your head, that your home blow out should stop at the sides. We can see all of you!