Recently I purchased a cool Rocket Original sweater (but in green and beige) from a fellow Lounger. I love wearing it, but I felt I really needed some shoulder pads.
I could have gone out and bought some, but this is my frugal year and making do and mending, so I knit some!
I knit a 5 inch more or less square in stockinette (but it could be garter stitch as well, or even crocheted). I used a worsted weight superwash merino with size 7 needles in this example. I left long tails so I could use that to whip stitch the sides together later.
I did put a thin square of cotton batting inside because I wanted them just slightly thicker, but they could work with just the knitted/crocheted square too. I basted the batting around the entire edge, as well as diagonally across the fold line to keep it from bunching up over time.
Fold your square on the diagonal, whip stitch the edges shut with the long yarn tails.
voila! shoulder pads made from what I had on hand. My frugal great-grandma would be so proud of me