Over the Christmas holiday, all of us girls were together making these sherpa scrunchies as last minute gifts for friends and family. I made them super simple as Elizabeth and Annie are still learning new stitches.
I had them work half double crochets around a hair tie, as many as they could squeeze around it, then we joined with a slip stitch and tied the two ends in a knot. No weaving in the ends!
Then we loved them so much, we made more for ourselves. These are a perfect little project to be made with Bernat Pipsqueak Yarn.
Bernat Pipsqueak (100% polyester, 100g / 3.5 oz, 92 m/ 101 yds)
1 skein any color makes about 10 to 15 scrunchies
Size 10/mm hook
Half Double Crochet (HDC): Yarn over, insert your hook (in this instance you will insert your hook into the center of the hair tie), yarn over and pull a loop back through, yarn over and pull through all three loops on the hook.
Make a slip knot and insert your hook into the slip knot. Yarn over and insert your hook into the middle of the hair tie, yarn over and pull up a loop back through the middle of the hair tie. Yarn over again, pull through all three loops on the hook.
Tip: This first HDC will twist around the tie a bit, so you might need to pull through the first two loops and then adjust and pull through the final loop.
Work HDC around the hair tie, loosely and sliding them together tightly. Work as many HDC’s around the hair tie until you have gathered them in somewhat tight.
Join with a slip stitch to the first HDC of the round. Then cut a 6 inch tail about and tie off your stitch. With the starting end and finishing end, tie them into a tight knot. Clip the ends close to the knot.
Watch this Youtube Video for a complete demonstration:
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P.S. I also made scrunchies out of Bernat Velvet Plus! They turned out really cute too! Find the post and pattern HERE.