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Day 11: 31 Day Challenge – Mobius Hair scarf + neck scarf

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011

I got out some yarn and felt compelled to crochet a series chain stitch loops.  I knew I wanted to do something that could be worn on the head, so I started making the chains and then I tried it on.  I made it just big enough to fight fairly tightly on my head.  Once I had it on I realized I needed LOTS more loops of the chain stitches.  I ended up creating 15 loops.

When I tried it on again I noticed how good it looked as a little neck warmer/scarf.  I have something like this that I wear all the time except it’s made out of t-shirts.  I love a wearable item that is a two for one, wearable.

This is a very, very simple hair/neck scarf.  It really doesn’t get any easier than this.  If you can do a chain stitch and a half double stitch (the stitch I used to secure each of the chain stitched loops with), then you can make this scarf.

Day 11: Mobius hair scarf + neck scarf

I posted this on facebook yesterday from the DIY Lounge fan page:

PAY IT FORWARD 2011! I promise to send something handmade to the first 5 people who leave a comment here. They must in turn post this and send something they make to the first 5 people who comment on their status. The rules are that it must be handmade by you and it must be sent to your 5 people sometime in 2011.

I said that I would give away the next 5 projects that I posted on my blog, starting with the scarf I posted yesterday.  This scarf today is for Erin.  Congrats and thanks for paying it forward with me!

In case you didn’t read my first blog post about this project . . . this post is part of a 31 day challenge I am doing to bring more creativity, stories and solutions to my life.  I have been using my creativity almost exclusively for work in the recent past and for the month of January I will creating things for my personal life, talking about them and taking pictures.  I would love input from readers as to which project you enjoy the most and if I get enough comments on one particular project I’ll turn it into a tutorial after the 31 day challenge of crafting, stories and solutions is over.  So please let me know what you like!

by:jen