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DIY Baby Infinity Scarf

We finally got a decent amount of snow this past weekend so we thought it would be a good idea to bundle up Owen and take him outside for his first snow experience.

It dawned on me that he needed a scarf so I quickly grabbed a sweater I planned to use for a DIY project that never came to fruition, lopped off the sleeve and wrapped it around Owen’s neck. Ta-dah! Instant baby scarf.

But yesterday I got to thinking– I should make him a real scarf. Ah yes, a DIY baby infinity scarf.

How to make a baby infinity scarf!

I made the scarf while Owen was napping, so when he woke up I had him try it on. I asked Brad to come and check it out. The following conversation took place:

Brad:  NO. He’s not wearing that. It’s too feminine.

Me:  Why not? He’s just a baby.

Brad:  He’s a baby man.


But I’m the main person in this house who dresses our child, and I think Owen looks adorable in his scarf so I win. I mean, come on. I’m pretty sure Baby Gap is going to call any day to book him for a campaign.

infinity scarf baby

Alright, here’s how I made the scarf.

I took an old sweater.

sweater infinity scarf baby

I cut about 5-6 inches off the bottom of the sweater.

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I folded the raw edge over twice and sewed it.

sweater infinity scarf

And that’s it. It took me all of 10 minutes.

sweater infinity scarf how to

Note: Use common sense when dressing your baby in anything, especially a scarf that is worn around their neck and near their mouth and nose. I’d never let Owen wear a scarf unattended.

If you’re in a pinch or don’t have a sewing machine, you can use my original scarf method– sweater sleeve. I wrapped it around Owen’s neck (shown below) and put his coat on over it.

baby sweater scarf

I snapped some photos out in the snow on Saturday afternoon.

However, I didn’t realize how bright it would be with the sun out reflecting on the snow. Poor Owen could barely open his eyes, and I forgot about his sunglasses. Mom of the year.

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Here he is mid-sneeze.

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And here he is after falling backward.


I didn’t want to risk ruining any of his cute shoes in the snow so I dressed his feet in the following layers: socks, sandwich baggies, socks (shown above). Again, mother of the year.

Jack even joined in on the snowy fun.


In case you’re wondering, Owen’s peacoat is from Gymboree circa last year (a gift from his great-grandma).


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  1. Those cheeks!!!!
    He is too adorable.

    Love the scarf, SO CUTE

  2. Aww! I have a grandson his age, but they live in Germany! Your Owen is a doll! My advise, as the mother of a 22 year old son, take tons of pictures.(even when it’s a pain) Also, get a picture of the two of you every mothers day. My son gave me a side by side photo of mothers day 20 years apart this year. Now that’s a treasure!

  3. That is a great idea! He is the cutest baby man!!!!

  4. I love the dialogue between you and your husband. He sounds like my hubby. “He’s a baby man.” Haha. Too cute. FWIW, the infinity scarf is adorable and I would totally dress my future son in one but I’m pretty sure he won’t need one here in Florida. 🙂

  5. Owen is just so sweet! Jack looks like he loves the snow, too. I cracked up reading your conversation with Brad, but I think Owen looks great in a scarf!

  6. He looks adorable!! You need to get him a pair of Stonz Booties- perfect for playing outside! I love their gloves too. it gets very cold where I live so we do full on snowsuits here and balaclavas at times. I find their poor checks get so dry from cold winds.

    1. Thanks for the tip– I’ll look into those! Yeah, Owen’s cheeks are chapped from all the cold air alone, even though I’m constantly putting moisturizer on him and running the humidifier on high all night long and during his naps. Poor guy.

  7. Cheeks for miles! I don’t think it’s too feminine. At all. I think that he looks quite hipster.


  8. So Cute! Love the scarf idea and the fact that he seems to despise snow. I know the feeling kiddo (grew up in Minnesota). Hope you are staying cozy!

    1. I think it was a combination of the cold, wetness, and brightness from the sun bouncing off the snow. Sensory overload! 🙂 Poor guy.

  9. I love his cheeks! Cutest idea ever! We live in California so my boys don’t even own scarves. We have the same pea coat and we love it.

  10. Adorable! I bet Baby Gap will be calling very soon! Loved the idea!

  11. Owen is adorable and so is your scarf idea! I have a new grandson that was born this summer so your infinity scarf will be perfect for him this winter. Sorry I’m late to the conversation, but I just found your site. From what I’ve seen I think I’ll be dropping in on you site quite often!

    Thank you,

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