Is your hair getting too long for this quarantine season? Do you have lots of left over yarn and nothing to do with it? I have the pattern for you!
I have recently discovered this super easy pattern for scrunchies! It's a quick knit, and makes a great little gift. I love that it is so usable, too. I use scrunchies all of the time for my hair (that's my preferred method of putting my hair in a ponytail), so I love that this is actually a super useful item. I feel like most of my knits sit around waiting for that "special occasion," but these scrunchies will be used everyday!
These scrunchies really work up quickly. At least, the knitting part is pretty quick. This is easily a Friday afternoon, I refuse to do any school work kind of knit for me. I just turn on a movie or whatever show I'm binge watching and get to knitting.
Of course seaming it together is a whole different story. This is without a doubt my least favorite part of any project. In particular, seaming the scrunchies is a little difficult given the balance act of the hair tie that goes inside of the knitted portion. I also don't have anything that is a good size to stretch out the hair tie enough that pulls the knitted part tight enough to make it easier to seam. It's the best feeling when I get to the end and I seem to have ~pretty much~ matched up all of my stitches.
I've experimented with different yarns to see which work best. First of all, I think I prefer yarn with a texture to it. I just find it more visually interesting than a solid color. I'm not sure how I feel about the color changing yarn though. The scrunchies are so small that it looks a little weird to me. I also found that 100% cotton is the worst possible yarn choice for these. Because cotton yarn tends to hold its shape, when the scrunchies get stretched out, they stay that way. Finally, lighter weight yarn seems to make the scrunchies the scrunchiest. My favorite scrunchie is the one I did in DK weight.
Find the pattern here.