Sunday, November 14, 2010

Hats and Scarves

I had my Cub Scouts make some knotted-end scarves for an activity the other day.  When my kids saw them, of course, they wanted to make them, too.  We went off to the fabric store, and this is what we came up with.  My boy did all his own knots.

The hats are just 1/2 yard tall cut to the circumference of the head for the width plus 1".  I made that piece into a tube with a 1/2" seam.  Then I folded under and hemmed (with a zig-zag) one end up 3 3/4".  Then we snipped the top end down a few inches about 3/4" apart and tied the top with a skinny scrap.

The scarves are merely an 8" strip cut the full width of the fleece.  I didn't hem the sides or anything.  Then the boys cut about 4" deep into the fabric about 3/4" apart and tied a knot on each little strip.  You could use a 16" wide piece, make one seam to turn the fabric into a really long tube, turn it, then cut your ends and tie your front and back together for a double thickness scarf.

3 comments:

  1. So cute! I love looking at all the things you make!

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  2. Great instructions. I'm going to make some hats!

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  3. Awesome! My kids would have fun making these.

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