Recently, Beloved asked me to make him a winter scarf (he believes in being proactive). After he picked out the yarn he wanted, I searched for a suitable pattern; I didn’t want anything frilly.
A week later, I had this:
You can find the pattern here – it’s super easy, just alternating rows of half-double crochet and bobble stitch. I used a size J/6 mm hook and 3 skeins of I Love This Yarn Firecracker, from the “Colors” collection. It turned out somewhat wider than I anticipated (both the hook and yarn I used were larger than called for in the pattern), but I’m not at all displeased with the finished piece.
Nor am I the only one who likes it; Darling Daughter took one look at the scarf and said, “That’s WAY too pretty for Dad.”
I posted the photo on Facebook and tagged Beloved, saying “Darling Daughter says this is too pretty for you, dear; I’ll have to keep an eye on it until you come home or you’ll never get it.” (He’s out of town on business this week.) DD, who is, shall we say, mischievous, commented on the post:
“You know, my neck is awfully chilly. If only there were something fabulous laying around to keep it warm….”
Don’t worry, I made her give it back. For now.
You have to admit – it does match her scrubs really well.