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Keeping the Face and Ears Warm

I’ve crocheted some more warmth during the winter and these were made for me.

Wide headband and a infinity scarf

Wide headband and an infinity scarf

The headband is perfect for around my ears and the infinity scarf fits over my hoodies and  around my face to block the wind.  I used a heavy yarn and did a half-double crochet using double strands of yarn to make them thick and warm.  The scarf is wide enough to cover my mouth and nose in the frigid air.  They were quick and I did them both in one night.  I even made a pair of mittens to go with them but they’re not very usable when  carrying in the firewood, gathering the eggs or bottle feeding calves so they stay in my dress coat for non-work events.

Here’s a closer look at the stitches I used and I got both pieces out of one skein of yarn.

Half-double crochet stitch

Half-double crochet stitch and the ends were stitched together using single crochet but that can’t be seen in this picture.

Crocheting

Two shades of blue

Two shades of blue

I’ve been doing some crocheting since I retired and loving the quiet calm it provides.

Infinity scarf for Norfolk friends

Infinity scarf for Norfolk friends

Two strands of yarn

Two strands of yarn

I’ve made some scarves for some wonderful friends in Norfolk and just finished a pair of mittens and a scarf for myself.

Neck scarf and mittens using Red Heart yarn.

Neck scarf and mittens using Red Heart yarn.

Orchid and lilac in the scarf.

Orchid and lilac in the scarf.

The mittens look large but they fit wonderfully and are very warm!  I don't think they'll work real well doing farm work though!  ;)

The mittens look large but they fit wonderfully and are very warm! I don’t think they’ll work real when doing farm work though! 😉

Beautiful and next project

Beautiful and next project

Bulky yarn for a sweater for myself!  Hope I start and finish before winter is over!

Bulky yarn for a sweater for myself! Hope I start and finish before winter is over!

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Now it’s time to teach myself how to knit!!