Infinity Scarf

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I’ve been making hats from yarn for almost two years. I bought one of those round loom sets at a thrift store and taught myself to make hats by reading the instructions that came with the kit, making a lot of mistakes, and practicing, practicing, practicing. I sell some of the hats I make and give some of them as gifts. My favorite aspect of making hats is playing with color. I like using bright, especially variegated yarn.

Here are some of the hats I’ve made:

This blue and white hat has a finished edge. The yarn is very thick. This will be a warm, warm hat.

This large blue and white hat has a finished edge. The yarn is very thick and should keep a head very, very warm. It costs $13, including shipping.

 

This large hat has an unfinished edge. It is quite purple, and costs $13, including postage.

This large hat has an unfinished edge. It is quite purple, and costs $13, including postage.

These large green and blue hats cost $13 each, including shipping. The one on the upper right has a finished edge. The other two have rolled edges.

These large green and blue hats cost $13 each, including shipping. The one on the upper right has a finished edge. The other two have rolled edges.

 

These large hats for are made from 100% wool. They cost $20, including postage. They all have rolled edges.

These large hats for are made from 100% wool. They cost $20, including postage. They all have rolled edges.

(You can see all of the hats I have for sale at http://www.rubbertrampartist.com/hats-ive-made-for-sale/.)

When I was on Facebook, someone in a group I was in mentioned making infinity scarves with her round loom. I asked her how she used the loom to make infinity scarves, and she directed me to http://www.instructables.com/id/how-to-knit-an-infinity-scarf-on-a-loom/. Again, I learned how to do the craft project by reading the instructions, making some mistakes, and practicing, practicing, practicing.

The first infinity scarf I made was a birthday present for a friend.

Here’s a photo showing what the scarf looked like shortly after I began work on it.

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Here’s another photo showing the scarf a bit later in the process:

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It takes a lot of time and yarn to make an infinity scarf. I’d have to charge a lot of money for these scarves if I sold them.

Here’s a photo of the completed project:

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I’m in the process of making a second infinity scarf as a gift for another friend, but it’s been slow going. The scarves don’t offer the quick gratification that hats offer and feel more like work than fun, another reason I’ll probably never sell one.

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I took all of the photos in this post.

 

About Blaize Sun

I live in my van, which makes me a rubber tramp. I like to see places I've never seen before, and I like to visit the places I love again and again. I like to play with color. I make collages and hemp jewelry and cheerful winter hats. I take photographs and (sometimes, not in a long time) write poetry. All of those things make me an artist. Although I like to spread joy and to make people laugh, my wit can be sharp. I try to stay positives in all situations, to find the goodness in all people. But I often feel compelled to point out bullshit when I smell it. I like to have fun, to dance, to eat yummy food, to sit by a fire and share stories. I want to know what people hold dear and important, not just make surface small talk. This blog is a way for me to share stories. This blog is made up of my stories, rants, and observations, as well as my photographs.

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  1. It looks like you use new yarn. I was wondering if you’d ever experimented with recycled yarn at all? I am always seeing these great used sweaters with great wool yarn in the by-the-pound Goodwill bins and wishing I could re-use that yarn. I even tried to take one sweater apart, but it was a machine-made sweater so the yarn ended at each row – useless.

    • Megan, I have read about reusing yarn by taking apart sweaters, but I’ve never done it. If you ever make it work for you and you want to write about the process, I would love to run it as a guest post. Let me know.

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