NOSE WARMERS! Crocheted, Knitted, Sewed, Find Them Here!
Wait... A What? A NOSE WARMER????
Yes. A Nose Warmer.
Have you ever spent a winter thinking to yourself how inefficient scarves, hoods, and such items are at keeping your very nose warm? Simply because of where your nose is on your face, it can be hard to cover. And then when you do have it covered, half the time you can't see properly because your hood is in your face or your scarf is wrapped around your neck so tight you can't breathe. Fear Not! There is another solution out there that you may not have seen or heard of, but has surprisingly been around for a very long time.
Nose Warmers can be made of many different things and materials. Anything your brain can come up with will likely work and because it is such a simple concept it is very easily adaptable to your specific needs. These are great stocking stuffers as well, and make excellent gifts, prizes for a round of bingo with the girls, or items to sell online on sites such as ETSY, EBAY, and other websites like them.
The CROCHETED Nose Warmer - For those of you fond of crochete style.
1) Ch 15 st
2) Single chain into second ch
3) Work 5 rows
(The amount of rows is flexible. It really just matters what shape you want your nosewarmer to be. 5 rows gave me a nice triangular shape.)
4) Fasten off and weave in ends
Then, fold your nose warmer in half. Holding it so that the fold is facing to the left (or right), sc along the top edge. Two sides of the square should now be attached. Turn it right side out.
1) Get a 4" wide piece of cardboard
2) Wrap yarn around about 6 times and cut excess yarn off
3) Carefully slide yarn off cardboard, maintaining the shape
4) Wrap a different piece of yarn tightly around the center, knotting securely. Leave at least a 4" tail on both sides
5) Cut open yarn loops, fluffing yarn out
1) (slip stitch) to one outer corner of the nose warmer, ch enough to go halfway around your head, leaving room for a bow
2) Repeat step 1 on other side
1) With nosewarmer normal side out, place tassle on nose "point"
2) Use a crochet hook to pull through the two longer pieces of yarn from the knot
3) Tie securely and weave in ends
Did You Know? Crochet Fact
Little is known of crochets early history. It seems likely that the earliest crochet was made using fingers, rather than the hooks used today. There are theories that crochet could have existed as early as 1500 BC, as part of nuns work, which included needlepoint lace and bobbin lace.
The KNITTED Nose Warmer
Directions for making your own nose warmer
* One small ball of colored yarn
* One pair #10 knitting needles
* Large eyed needle for sewing the nose warmer together
To make a 2-inch by 4-inch rectangle:
Cast 15 stitches on one knitting needle.
Knit 13 rows.
Fold the rectangle in half. With the fold on the left, using the large needle and a piece of yarn, evenly whip stitch the top two edges together. This seam will be the top of the nose warmer.
With your fingers or a hook, single crochet two chains each about 10 inches long.
Sew both ends of one chain on the bottom corner to form an ear loop. Repeat on the other side for a second ear loop.
Make a decorative tassel for the nose warmer by wrapping yarn six times around a 4-inch wide piece of cardboard.
Slip the yarn off and tie it tightly in the center.
Cut through the loops on both ends and fold the ends toward the middle to form a tassel.
Secure the tassel to the tip of your nose warmer and wear it proudly!!!
A Weird Knitters World Record
A Run in her Stockings... Scarf maybe?
Suzie Hewer managed to tackle a knitting job that saw her create a scarf that was one meter and 20 centimeters (almost forty-seven inches) long. She was making the scarf for charity and she made it while running a MARATHON! Pretty impressive!
The SEWN FABRIC Nose Warmer
Note: The original pattern which I had here, turned out to be copied on eHow. Rather than make a claim I am simply changing the pattern.
* scrap material - anything soft is a good idea.
* scissors - good and sharp!
* elastic cord - for the ties
Cut three small triangle shapes fro your fabric. Sew together, making a shallow pyramid shape.
Measure out your elastic cord(or, alternatively, you can knit or crochet a rope to attach) by wrapping it around the widest part of your head snugly but not tight. Leave enough extra to tie a knot on each side of the pyramid you made in step one.
Cut a tiny slit on two points of the tpyramid piece. Pull elastic cord through each side and tie a knot around the material, securing it in place.
Pull your newly created nose warmer around your head. Your nose, will obviously go inside of the pyramid you made in step one.
Nose Warmers also serve another great function - a disguise or costume helper!
If you want to make one but don't need it to be warm, consider making it white with black spots like a cow, or, like a dog's muzzle, or like a gigantic Elephant's Trunk! Kids will love this one especially, and something to consider is making a set of 10 different animals.
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- Celery Sticks
- Peanut Butter
- Smooth or Chunky(Though smooth seems to work better
- Cream Cheese with Herbs and Spices (if you are allergic to Peanuts)
- Dried Fruit Peices (depending on your desire)
- Optional Dusting of Cinnamon
- Icing Sugar
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- If you do not like raisins, try tiny chocolate chips!