LastMinuteLucie and the search for time

turtle neck to cosy hood

It’s been horrible here – days of wind and rain after a promisingly sunny start to February.

Some years ago my sister in law bought me a fleece scarf/rollneck/tabard affair. It was a glorious purple and a lovely idea, but I hardly ever used it because (and here is vanity from a woman who never carries a brush with her) getting it on and off gave me Einstein hair.

So, now my girls ‘borrow’ all my hats on a regular basis and never put them back in the drawer, I thought I’d change this purple piece into a hood and scarf that I would use.

Here it is in it’s Before photo – beautifully modelled by my wonderful mum:


As you can see it has the rollneck thing going on and the scarf piece at the front has a matching bit at the back. Anyway, I unpicked one side then marked and pinned a hood shape in the other:

scarf4 scarf2

I stitched the shape and cut off the excess material before trying it on for size:

scarf 5 scarf3 scarf6You can see here it wasn’t quite unpicked enough to sit neatly on the nape of my neck so I unpicked it further after marking with a pin where it should go to.


I then hemmed all the raw edges on my machine.

scarf 8

Now I have a scarf with a hood attached I can go out in the blustery wind and keep my head, ears and neck warm!


I’m very glad to be able to wear it now – it’s such a cheering colour on a dull day.


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