Your pocketbook is still feeling that holiday burn, but you badly need a new scarf and hat to help you brave the rest of winter. Breathe easy, there are a ton of simple, cost-effective solutions to a dilemma like this.
You can make your very own winter accessories with scrap fabric and single skeins of yarn you’ve got laying around the house. Before you know it, you’ll have so many winter accessories you’ll be sending them off to friends and family as post-Christmas gifts.
Stashbusting Boot Cuffs and Ear Warmers
You’re bundled up in a coat, scarf, and mittens, and yet somehow, the winter winds are still managing to chill your bones. Keep Jack Frost away from your ears and feet by fortifying your winter attire with boot cuffs and knit headbands.
- Two-Needle Boot Toppers
- Mulled Wine Boot Cuffs
- Gypsy Queen Headband
- Seed Stitched and Cabled Boot Cuffs
- Goldenrod Cinched Headband
Cozy Knitwear for Babies
Everyone loves a cuddly baby, and that is doubly true when said cuddly baby is wrapped up in knitwear. Keep the teenie weenie ones in your life warm this winter by whipping up a few of the quick and easy projects for babies.
Easy Scarf and Beanie Patterns
The votes aren’t in yet, but we’re prrreeetttyyy sure scarves are the best thing about winter. Wrapping one around your neck and snuggling up next to someone–or the mug of spiked cocoa–that you love? There’s nothing better. Stock up on a slew of cute scarves by making your own. While you’re at it, whip up a matching hat. Your friends will be begging for the patterns.
- Half-Skein Cap
- Stashbuster Tweed Hat
- Attic Treasures Scarf
- Shifting Colors Dishcloth Scarf
- Garter Scrap Cowl
What’s your favorite way to use up extra yarn?
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