Hair scrunchies can be made in minutes. Most only require a couple of rows of crochet. Check out the patterns that Suzie, the group owner has published for this project! Click here, here, and here for some ideas.
After purchasing some hair elastics and combs, I suggested that just sending combs for the boys did not feel like sending them a gift. Some of us decided to make pouches for the combs. I made a few in crochet, but I was not very happy with them. Mainly, they had to be oversized, so the teeth of the combs would not catch as you slid the comb in or out of the pouch. I then turned to sewing and some sturdy Sunbrella yellow fabric.
Somewhere along the line, someone mentioned finger puppets and other small Easter gifts.
I ended up with about 50 scrunchies of various colors, sizes, and designs. I added several finger duck puppets, a cute brush & comb set, some pencils, some hair "claws" (maybe for the older girls?), and some small treasures pouches (possibly some little boys would have a rock collection to keep in there).
This was an exciting project. There was no getting bored, as each scrunchie could be made in a different pattern, with different yarns and colors.
A few more photos can be seen here.
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