Saturday, August 22, 2015

Cool(ing) Neckwraps

Darren,  my fitbit friend, wore the one I sent him in his half marathon in LR

Found another idea on Pinterest to help keep me cool when walking or hiking.  I combined a couple of the patterns and instructions to come up with what I liked.

David likes the wider ones

fold bandana into a triangle

bring tip up to folded edge

then fold again

Stitch along open edge, lengthwise.  Then stitch width-wise about 2-3 inches from one end.

Pour 1/4 tsp of cooling crystals into the wrap and shake down to the stitch you just did.  Don't be tempted to use more crystals than that because they WILL expand when wet. Then stitch again about 4 or 5 inches up.  Pour another 1/4 tsp in, stitch another 4 - 5 inches up, pour again, then stitch closed about 2-3 inches from the other end.

Caution: do not let pets or children eat the crystals.  Tho not toxic, they may expand in tummy.

Instructions: soak in cold water for 30 minutes. Cooling neckwrap (or headwrap) should keep you cool 2 - 3 hours.  To re-cool, soak again for a couple of minutes.

When finished, allow it to dry flat.

Jack at ACRV found a good way to wear the one I made for Debbie

Rocky gets a Razorback wrap

Darren  rocking his in a LR event 
nephew, Jakeb, got one for his next run

Lizzie looks purdy in hers

Nathan is rocking his!


it worked well for Nathan during his half-marathon
Feb, 2016
and his Little Rock Marathon March 2016

made another bunch this week for my GPNC peeps

March 2016:  Our grandsons tend to get carsick: hot and nauseous.  So I made them a couple of little Razorback wraps to wear on trips.  Hoping that'll help a little.

for the hatchery gang

Ashley works outside every day! I'm sure hers will come in handy

Betsy is always on the go -- she requested a couple of extra
Cheryl lookin' vacationy in hers!

June 2016:  Made a few for my DC Booth peeps.  The volunteers got either a navy one of khaki colored one to match our uniforms.  The employees got a pop of color.

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