Let it Snow: The Ring Your Neck Scarf Challenge

childs scarfThis November we are participating in Ricochet and Away’s Ring Your Neck Scarf Challenge.  The guidelines were pretty straightforward, make a scarf, crocheted or knitting must be kept to 20% or less of the final product, get creative and try something new! We created a hooded scarf for Miss M, here is how.


My little model was so not in the mood for her photo shoot. Something about these pictures seemed old time-y to me. So I helped them along a little.

childs scarfThe scarf/hood combo we made is super easy! You’ll need a chunk of fleece, accent yarn, and 30 minutes.

You’re going to cut 2 rectangles, these will be your scarf. Our rectangles measure 3″x24″. Make sure your rectangles stretch runs width wise. If you want to be able to wrap your scarf around more make your scarf longer.

Now you need your hood. You’ll again be cutting 2 pieces, with the stretch running front to back NOT top to bottom.

kids scarfYou can trace from an existing hood, or use a pattern piece you have on hand. Add a couple inches straight down from where there chin will be, this will bunch around their neck and keep them cozy!

Sew with right sides together. Simply stitch your scarf ends into the seam in that portion under the chin. Then sew your hood right sides together from the back of the neck to the forehead. Flip it right side out!

Fleece won’t fray or unravel so there is no hemming or extra finishing needed.

beginning sewing projectsDonna went in and added the crocheted edge to our hooded scarf. It was our new skill for this project. We like how it turned out, adds a little something sweet.

I like this tied in a bow, but the scarf can be simply wrapped, tied in a knot or styled however you would like.

childs scarfI tried to bribe with a cookie for a smiling picture. I got a picture with a cookie…

Any interest in a tutorial breaking down adding a crocheted edge to your fleece hooded scarf?

Happy Sewing,

Rachel and Donna

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  1. Your scarf looks so snuggly and warm!!! Love the addition of the crocheted edge.

  2. So sweet!!! Love it! Thanks so much for sharing!
    Happy week !

    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft
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  3. onceuponasewingmachine says:

    Thanks for checking it out!

  4. this is darling and thanks for showing us how to do it. I have been sewing my whole life and would love to make this. I make scarves but not quite like this. Good job. I pinned this also. Best wishes, Linda
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    • onceuponasewingmachine says:

      Scarves are so fun to sew up- so many variations! I’m sure you’ll have good luck with this-fast and easy 😉

  5. Love it! Looks snugly. Are you going to sell these?

  6. Sweet! That last photo of Miss M is precious! Congrats on meeting the challenge!!!!
    Thanks so much for participating!

  7. Adorable! I love how it looks tied in a bow.:)
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  8. Simply adorable! The last pic with the cookie and the little smile stole my heart!
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  9. That is so cute! Seems like it would be so much warmer than just a hood and scarf as there wouldn’t be the gap in between the two.

  10. This is absolutely adorable! Love it :) Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a sweet comment – I greatly appreciate it. I hope you have a lovely day!
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  11. This scarf is so beautiful, thanks for the tutorial. I really like the look of the photos. You did a beautiful job on the scarf,on the tutorial and on the photos. Thanks for the inspiration!
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  12. these pictures are sooo precious. love that hooded hat also. thanks so much for linking up to tip-toe thru tuesday!

  13. Love this – I wonder if I could convince my 3-year-old to wear it?!?!!
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    • onceuponasewingmachine says:

      haha I’m about 50/50 on the 20 month old. I consider it a win when the 3 year old puts on a jacket with out pitching a fit 😉 aaaahhhh toddlers.

  14. Thanks for your kind words on my blog!
    Wishing you a beautiful day!
    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft
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  15. LOL I have the same issues with my models some days. I do bribe with cookies but they get the cookie after I get my picture :) Love the scarf hat combo it came out great! Thanks for sharing on We Made That!

  16. Oh how adorable! :) Love the photos as well.
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  17. I adore this idea and think making these might be in my future- darling!! found you on 5 days/5 ways
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  18. Hi, I’m Anne from Life on the Funny Farm (http://annesfunnyfarm.blogspot.com), and I’m visiting from Friday Chaos.

    This is so sweet! And I love the retro pictures. Fantastic.

    Anyway, thanks for posting this. If you’ve never visited yet, I hope you can pop by my blog sometime to say hi…

  19. So cute but, the model stole the show! What a sweetie. You will be one of the features tomorrow at Make it Pretty Monday at The Dedicated House. Pop on in and grab a feature button! Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse
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  20. I need one of these for my littles!

  21. I love your vintage looking pictures, and that scarf is adorable! I love the bow and the stitching detail! Hope you win!
    Thanks for linking up! (Love the name of your blog by the way!)

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