Infinity Scarf For Kids: Inspired by FROZEN’s Princess Anna
My little one woke up at 4:32 this morning singing her very own musical mash-up of the entire FROZEN soundtrack. At 4:32 am, I’m not amazed that her little memory is growing or that her imagination is expanding. No, at 4:32 am I will bribe my little girl with a Princess Anna scarf if she just goes Back. To. Sleep.
So my dear friends, you will hopefully understand why I have another FROZEN inspired project for you today. The little one loves these characters and it’s cold, so why not a Princess Anna infinity scarf?
For those of you who were around when I made this ridiculously easy Princess Anna cape, you know that I had just shy of the length of pom pom trim that I needed. I had the intention of adding it when I got 4 more inches of the stuff, but the little one didn’t want me to change her cape. I must admit, it’s pretty fun just as it is.
My inspiration for a little kid scarf having come so very early in the morning, I discussed it with Elise at a more reasonable hour. She decided she wanted a “big circle scarf like Mommy wears,” so I changed the design to an infinity scarf for kids (although if you would like to make a pom pom trim scarf for and adult, go for it but change the length to twice the length). I whipped this up before we went on a walk and it took about 20 minutes. For people more experienced with adding pom pom trim, this could go faster, but this was my first time working with it.
- 46.5 inches x 14.5 inches knit in raspberry or fuchsia – You can sew two pieces together to get the length (just sayin’ if someone has a raspberry pink t-shirt just lying around…). Note: you can turn this infinity scarf for kids into one for adults following the same instructions but you you will need to increase the length to about 70 inches and adjust the width as you’d like. Depending on your fabric, you might need a wider scarf to get the same coverage.
- 1/2-Inch Pompom Ribbon (partner link) – You could probably use black lace trim to give it an Anna-esque look, too.
- sewing machine and supplies
Quick and Easy Step-By-Step
Start on the right end of the fabric – you will be working from right to left. Fold up 1.5 inches on a long edge (if you’re using .5 inch trim). If you are using a different size, multiply your size by 3 and fold it up by that.
Fold it down .5 inches and finger crease (I opened it back up for the photos, but you can see the crease). For those of you working with any trim of a different size, you will fold it down by the size of your trim. You will want to do this for the width of your trim. Some might think this step is not necessary – choose to live life on the crafting edge and wing it if you’d like.
Align the pom pom trim along the bottom of the fold. You want to have the pom poms dangling from the hem, but not too much. Fold the turned down edge (which is open in my photo below) to line up with the bottom, basically encasing the pom pom trim. When done pinning the trim, check the other side to make sure nothing slipped. I had a one inch section that had come completely out and needed to be adjusted before sewing it on.
Encasing the pom pom trim is what gives this a professionally finished look. Here’s what it should look like when you begin sewing.
Once the pom pom trim is attached, stitch another hem line at the edge of the trim (two rows of stitching on the hem). I only did one side with the pom pom trim because I didn’t have enough to do both, but I’m sure a little one sure would love all the pom poms if you added it to both sides.
Double hem the other side, mimicking the two lines of stitching on the hem.
Line up the edges (right sides together) and sew a simple seam, joining the two ends and effectively making a circle. Turn it right-side out and you’ve got yourself an Anna inspired infinity scarf! Of course, if you want to get all fancy, you could add a twist in the fabric or sew up a French seam to add a bit more of a polished look. Find your crafting bliss!
Hey there, you! You’ve just finished a quick infinity scarf for the kid in your life! This doesn’t have to be FROZEN-inspired – I’m thinking the little one would absolutely LOVE some sparkly pom pom trim on her next infinity scarf. Just in case you know someone who might like to take a look at this quick tutorial, go ahead and share this with your friends on Facebook – everyone knows a FROZEN fan on Facebook, right?
Just in case you’re looking for more FROZEN fun, here are a few other projects we’ve shared: