Our school just finished a collection of shoe boxes fill with gifts for boys and girls around the world. It's for Operation Christmas Child run by Samaritan's Purse and is such a blessing to us who are able to give to underprivileged children. We basically filled a wrapped shoebox with gifts for a child in a specific age group.
My own kids helped me fill two boxes, one for a boy aged 2-4 and the other for a girl of the same age. After shopping around on Sunday, we had almost filled both boxes but there was still some room in the girl's. So, I made her a hat and scarf set.
I had my son try it on to make sure it would fit (my little girl was at school). He wasn't too happy about it...he's into 'scary' things at the moment, not pretty pink things. In the end, I snuck the hat on him and quickly snapped a picture. It fit.
I used a pattern from Vallieskids. It was a very quick and easy project. I fell in love with the "butterfly" that was near the edge of the hat. I altered it slightly to make it look more like a bow.
I crocheted the scarf without a pattern, with double crochets. I left an opening after I had most of the length so that the end can slide through and secure the scarf on the neck (does that even make sense??). I love it when my kids' scarfs do this so they don't fall off and I don't have to tie them. I wanted to make a similar "bow" on the scarf but ran out of yarn. I was lucky that the amount I had was enough to finish the scarf and I'll try the bow embellishment on a scarf another day.
I really enjoyed making this set and found it a nice time to pray for the little girl and boy who would be receiving our gifts.
I'm linking up to these fabulous parties!