We’ve had frigid temps in our area, and sounds like most people across the US are having the same conditions. While staying indoors is a great way to stay warm (unless your power is out) dressing for the weather good also.
My oldest son has one of these, and loves it, so he and I copied it and made, I believe, seven of them for Christmas gifts.
Flurries Snow Showers Blizzard
This is a quick project, and is very practical with many options of how to wear it.
You need 3/4 of a yard of fleece. You will also need a nice boot lace, a piece of parachord or some such for the hood tie.
The three pieces needed are easy to draft off a rectangle, and you don’t have to be precise, close will do. You can grab some tissue paper and make a pattern of the 3 rectangle pieces you will need, or you can just cut the rectangles right out of the fleece.
Here is my low tech drawing of the pieces you’ll need.
For the hood you need a rectangle 15″ X 13″. Then you just round off the upper corner.
For the scarf piece you need a rectangle that is 11″X13″, placed on the fold. (The paper on the fabric piece marks the folded edge)
The neck cover is a little more tricky, but again, this doesn’t need to be exact!! Close will do. The rectangle is 11″X14″, placed on the fold again. First you angle in the back, cut edge of the piece so it is 1″ narrower, the same width at the top as the scarf piece, 13″. Then remove about 2″ across the bottom back half, with a little bump up to go over the shoulder, then down for the front.
Everything should be sewn using a small zigzag stitch, or surged (where possible).
Starting with the scarf piece: with right sides together, stitch the 11″ sides together, making a tube. Turn it right side out and fold it in half so you have a tube with both the raw edges even (see photo above). Set aside.
Sew the back of the hood together (right sides together), up and around the curve and across the top. Fold about 1″ toward the inside and stitch in place.
For the neck warmer piece, sew it into a tube, right sides together. Turn the bottom edge up once and sew a small hem.
Now it gets a little tricky to get everything in the right place- I’ve done it wrong more than once!! First, with the hood inside out put the neck warmer (right side out) inside with the seams matching in the back. You want the edges to be even along the bottom. Pin the front of the hood shut with a slight overlap, put a few pins in around the bottom.
All of that goes inside the scarf tube, all raw edges lined up at the bottom and all the seams lined up in the back. Pin that in place also.
It will look something like this from the bottom. Lots of layers!! If some seem bigger than others- no problem, just stretch it a little as you sew. This is too thick the surge, plus you might catch a stray pin, so stitch this on the regular machine.
Turned right side out it should look like this.
I just snipped a little hole for the string to go through.
Using a safety-pin, thread the chord through.
You can just knot the ends together, then the wearer can easily adjust the fit by pulling the knot down. If you leave the ends loose, I’d suggest sewing through all layers at the top of the hood so the chord can’t be pulled out.
For a child’s size, take one inch off the rectangles that you start with. I even took about 1/2″ off the original size for women’s size. The original is big, but there is room for a stocking cap underneath, good if you’re going to be out in the elements a lot.