Winter seems to have come early around here. And it means business. The ‘real feel’ when C has to head off to school every morning has been in the single digits, or in the negative, for pretty much all of November. Even the walk from the car in to the school has caused tears for both children, because they’re sooooo cold! We piled on hats and gloves and zipped their coats up all the way, but their cute little cheeks were still unbearably cold.
I gave up my scarf for D on a particularly cold and windy morning, so he could make it back to the car. But a scarf – even one of their own instead of mine – didn’t seem like a good long term solution. I already spend plenty of time helping them get ready – zipping coats, putting on D’s gloves, helping with boots… I didn’t want to add one more thing to my list. I felt like we’d never get out the door in the morning!
In came a homemade, fleece, very small infinity scarf type thing. I’m sure there’s an actual name for it, but I don’t know what it is.
I had some fleece leftover from other projects, so it was just the right price and pretty simple to make. I basically followed the instructions from this tutorial. I didn’t take the time to do a hidden stitch to finish closing them up. I had thread that was an almost exact match for the fabric, and just decided it was okay if the stitches were showing a bit 🙂 I got both of these done in about a half hour while the kids watched a show, so overall it was pretty easy project.
The kids LOVE these. Their cheeks and noses stay warm, they can put them on all by themselves and the kids are pretty sure they look like ninjas when they wear them. Winning!