While Christmas shopping online, I ran across this Ted Baker “Tizzy” Pom Pom scarf for $125 at Bloomingdales. It’s no longer available but you can purchase it from the designer’s site for the same price if that floats your boat.
Naturally, this prompted the “I Can Make That”
mindset so, knowing I couldn’t get the nice materials Ted used, I went with a more silly option with endless theme or color choices. Since it’s close to Christmas, I was thinking about Santa and thus, we have this version!
This was a simple, fun and fast project and I can see it being a great indoor project for kids to tackle. It took about 2+ skeins of Herrschener’s Worsted 8 yarn. (It was hard to tell because I used scraps along with one brand new skein.)
I love the double thickness of a tube scarf but getting the ends nice and neat is a challenge. I’ve finally found a solution I like and it can be done with knitting needles OR a crochet hook!
If you’re a knitter (which I am NOT), you’ll be familiar with the Three Needle Bind Off. That’s what you’ll do to finish your scarf ends. For me, a crocheter, I watched the video, got out the knitting needles, managed to get it done BUT… in the process, I learned exactly what was going on and realized that the same thing can be achieved with a crochet hook! Even my knitting friends say they find this easier to do.
If this is sounding familiar, I’ve already done a blog and video on this technique while seaming a square baby hat. But rather than putting right sides together, we’ll reverse that for our scarf ends so we’ll have the resulting chain lying across the end.
Here’s a demo and this is GREAT for Addi Express knitting machine scarves:
Here’s another holiday scarf you can adapt for any yarn craft: crochet, knit, loom knit or, as I did, the Addi Professional! So how cute is this?!
I used the Santa Scarf as my pattern so it’s basically the same thing BUT I used a different brand of yarn. Santa is Vanna’s Choice and Snowman is Hobby Lobby’s I Love This Yarn. There are slight differences in measurements due to the fact that I Love This Yarn is a bit thinner than Vanna’s Choice. (See this interesting blog post about #4 worsted comparisons.)
I made the carrot nose button from polymer clay but ready-made buttons are available. I’ve only seen them online but I’m sure some crafty retailer has them in stock in their stores!
More information on this design is here in my Addi tutorial video:
Use these basic measurements as a guide. Click to enlarge the picture.
Stumbling across this: How to make a fleece Santa Scarf, I thought I had the original idea to translate this idea into yarn. After I went to the trouble to create a prototype on my Addi Express Professional knitting machine, I later learned that many yarn lovers have had similar ideas! (So much for my brilliant creativity!)
Anyway, here’s the recipe and a video of how to create this scarf on your crank knitter:
Hat: 240 rows (I used Vanna’s Choice “Scarlet”) Brim: 6 rows (Lion Brand Jiffy “White”) Face: 12-13 rows (Vanna’s Choice “Pink”) Beard: 14 rows White Moustache: 5 – 3″ strips of white Pom Pom: White (I used the green Clover pom maker which is about 2 1/4″ in diameter)
Here’s the video tutorial:
And here are the measurements of my particular scarf if you’d like to adapt it to crochet, hand knitting or loom knitting.