Yesterday as I was watching Olivia play I noticed something.
I took a moment to think about what kind of material she might like a scarf to be made of. And compared that to what I had on hand. When I saw a long-sleeved t-shirt hanging over a chair in my bedroom I had an idea. A long t-shirt sleeve would be easy and comfy! But I tried it around her little neck and quickly realized that one sleeve was going to be too short to work as a scarf. Then I thought about how I might cut the middle of the t-shirt. And that's when it occurred to me to try and make her a little circular scarf. It's so simple I'm sure I'm not the first person to think of this, but I definitely haven't seen it with my own two eyes before. At least, certainly not on a child. And so I present to you:
The Circle Scarf
A little lightweight scarf that's just the right amount of cozy on a chilly day. With the added bonus of no frilly fringe to get in your kid's face. Because nobody wants fringe in their face.
And my favorite part about it? She can't pull it off. Nor has she tried to. Not even once. This from the kid that pulls her bib off every single time she eats and won't keep a hat on to save her life? I'm totally sold.
What's more, with no sewing required, it really couldn't be any easier to make.
-1 soft & stretchy t-shirt
-rotary cutter, mat, & ruler (or scissors and a steady hand)
Cut a strip that's 6" tall out of the middle of your t-shirt. You should now have a 6" tall circle strip of t-shirt. Whoop! (Note: Don't cut it at the bottom of the t-shirt. You don't want the hem on your scarf.)
Now twist your circle into a figure 8.
Pinch the middle of your figure 8...
Ta-da! You're done!
And did you notice that you finished a whole kid scarf in just four easy steps? And only one of those steps (the cutting) took longer than two seconds? Now that's my kind of project.
Cozy. Comfy. Easy. Sweet.
And since you spent so little time on this little scarf, you'll have more time to watch your kiddo wear it while they play.
Have a happy, cozy day!
P.S. You can find this and more of my tutorials in the Tutorials tab above or by clicking HERE. :)