Krazy for Kat: Infinity Nursing Scarf
It’s time for another baby gift! Remember that virtual baby shower a few weeks ago for a couple of the #CreativeMamas? Well, we actually had a third mama who was pregnant at the time of our planning. But it was decided that since Kat of Sew Chibi has such a distinctive style, we’d throw a separate party for the new babe that fits her mama’s bright, beautiful personality!
Sweet baby Akira is the newest baby girl in the funky, rainbow world of Sew Chibi! I decided to peruse Kat’s Pinterest page to see what she’s been looking at lately, and I came across a pin for an infinity nursing scarf. I had *just* been admiring a similar scarf, and wishing I had had one when I was nursing, so I decided it was fate, and I was going to make one!
I was excited to make something for Kat because I felt like I had full license to mix bold patterns and bright colors. I dug through my fabrics and found three light knits in red, orange and a black & white ikat print. I looked around for some tutorials and I found a simple one at diary of a mad crafter. It was good start and I used the dimensions she suggested, but I wanted my infinity nursing scarf to be reversible, so I had to do some tweaking. I decided to use the orange fabric with tiny eyelets as one side, and blocked off the red and ikat for the other side.
Here it is opened up and hanging off of the shoulders. Baby can easily slip under the cover for a discreet nursing session. Unlike a blanket, this will stay on the shoulders. There are different ways it can be worn to nurse, too. It could hang off of one shoulder and slip under the opposite arm, for example.
When you’re not breastfeeding, there are so many ways to wear it. You can wear it over your head as a hood and then twist the bottom and loop it over your head to make a nice hooded scarf. Throw on some big old sunglasses and it’s a perfect for Jackie O impressions!
Or simply wear it hanging long. You can also twist it up as a double layer, or wear it as a shawl. Now, with being reversible and double-sided, it’s definitely a bit bulkier than a traditional scarf. But it’s lightweight, breathable cotton, so it can be worn with tank or thin tee in the warmer months without getting too warm.