Scrap Busting: A Winter Set and Scarf Tutorial

A Hat and Scarf

I have been trying to find a way to use up the small, and sometimes awkwardly shaped pieces of jersey that are left over after cutting out my projects. Pockets? Maybe. Linings for hoods? It could work. But then I made this super cute set for my baby and realized what I great scrap buster a hat and scarf could be. 

I used the Brighton Beanie pattern from Peek-a-boo Patterns, and self-drafted a quick and easy reversible infinity scarf to go with it. 

 

The Brighton Beanie (Peek-a-Boo Patterns) is a knit hat that can be made in 3 different views. The pattern fits sizes Newborn to Adult Large. I choose to do view C, the hat with one seam around the bottom and 3 darts. The hat can be worn slouchy (which is so cute, especially on a baby) or with the cuff folded up. This looks especially great if you line the hat in another fabric because your lining fabric will show. 

As always, the instructions were clear and their visuals were helpful. The hat came together quickly and easily. And the best part? To make this hat in the 6-12 month size, I only needed scraps that were 17 inches wide and 10 inches long. 

 

Reversible Infinity Scarf Tutorial

Materials:

For the reversible infinity scarf, you will need two different knit fabrics of similar weight. The length of the fabric should be around 12 inches (my example is 10 inches because it’s what I had left over), and the width will be determined by the neck size of the wearer.

Step 1:

 

Determine the neck circumference you’d like to have. Use the general guide below or measure yourself for a personalized fit. Make sure it is not too tight and that you can to fit it over your head. You want the fabric to drape, not be tight around the neck.

General Length Guide:

Child: 20 inches

Adult: 25 inches

Step 2:

Cut a rectangle out of each of your fabrics using the guide or your measurements. Place the right sides together and pin the top and bottom edge (the long sides). Using your serger, or a stretch stitch on your sewing machine, sew the top and bottom edges together leaving the short ends free.

Step 3:

Fold the rectangle in half (with right sides together) so that the short ends are together. Pin around the short edges. Sew together leaving an opening of about 2 inches (to turn the scarf).

Step 4:

 

Pull the scarf through the opening so that the wrong sides are together. Sew the opening up by hand. Press if necessary.

 

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