On cold winter days, I try to keep the kids warm by dressing them in both a hat and a scarf. However, I noticed that scarves have a way of untying when the kids get active with winter activities like sledding, snow angels, and snowman building. The result is a cold kid with a wet scarf on the ground.
So I was in awe when one of our children was gifted a beautiful handknit winter hat with an attached scarf. What a simple, but brilliant idea! I liked that if the scarf becomes untied, it does not fall to the snowy ground and get wet. You simple retie the dry scarf.
Of course, you can take and existing hat, cut the scarf in half, and then sew it on either side of the hat. However, I found knitting instructions for the hat scarf, here. If you can knit a hat, then you can definitely knit a hat scarf, er, scart, harf, scat, uh...not sure what to call it!
What do you think of the "hat scarf"? Would you put one on your child, or does a separate hat and scarf serve you better?