Snowy Day Moebius Neckwarmer/Hood
I like the concept of a moebius strip, kind of a circle without an end, so a few years ago I made a moebius shawl. I started to make a moebius scarf this year, and it turned into this.
This pattern will work with any hook size and yarn.
I used 2 skeins of Red Heart Soft yarn and a J hook.
Sc (single crochet)
Dc (double crochet)
Chain an even number of stitches. The chain should fit around your face loosely if you want to use it as a hood as well.(My chain was about 32 inches long.) If you just want a neck warmer, make a chain that fits comfortably over your head, or even larger if you want a looser cowl.
Join the ends of the chain together with a ss, being careful not to twist the chain.
Row 1: Chain 3, sc in same chain as joining, skip a stitch, + dc, sc both in next chain, skip a chain+ repeat from + to+ until you get back to where you started. Last chain should be unworked. Skip that chain and turn the work so that you can continue the pattern in the other side of the foundation chain. Continue in pattern +dc, sc both in same chain, skip a chain+ until you get back to the first ch 3. You should have one chain left unworked at the end. Skip that chain and join with a ss to the beginning ch 3.
You have worked one row, but it will look like you have done two rows because you have worked into both sides of the foundation chain. The turn creates the twist. After a few rounds you should clearly see a twist developing, although it should be apparent right away.
Row 2 and following: Ch 3 and turn. (you will be working in the opposite direction from the last row.) sc in same stitch as beginning ch 3, skip a stitch, +dc, sc both into next stitch, skip a stitch+ repeat from + to + until you get back to beginning ch 3. Join to top of ch 3 with a ss. Again you have worked around both sides of the neckwarmer.
Turn and work in the opposite direction for each row. All stitches are worked into the DC’s of the previous row, and the sc’s are always skipped.
Continue with row 2 until the neckwarmer is the size you want it to be. You can make this just big enough to be a neck warmer or you can make it longer and pull it up over your head as a hood.I finished mine with a row of single crochet, but this is optional.
My 20 year old daughter suggested that this would make a nice accessory worn with a sweater.
If you made this larger it would work as a cowl, or still larger and it could be a shawl or capelet.
You can make this with other stitch patterns, as long as they are reversible. Half of your stitches will be upside down in the finished item. Some stitch patterns won’t require you to turn your work at the end of every row, and you can just keep working in the same direction.
For this fit, I started with a chain about 32 inches long, approximately 170 chains the way I crochet. Mine is about 14 inches in height, which is where I ran out of yarn. If you just want it for a scarf, 7 inches is ample.
You may sell one or two items made from this pattern, but you may not sell the pattern or publish it anywhere else. Please link to the pattern if you post a picture elsewhere.