A few weeks ago, my mom suggested that some of the girls in our family make temperature blankets. My first thought was, "What is a temperature blanket?" But after a quick search on Pinterest, I soon discovered that it was something right up my alley!
A temperature blanket (or scarf, or whatever item you would like to make) is where you crochet or knit a small amount each day in a color that is dependent on the high temperature of the day. You pick your temperature ranges, then you select a color scheme to go with your ranges. One color per range.
My mom and started by going to Hobby Lobby and picking our colors. We decided on ten colors in a rainbow pattern.
Then we chose our temperature ranges. Since we had ten colors, we decided that we would do ten ranges starting with <10 degrees, and ending with >90 degrees. I live in Utah, so it gets cold in the winter and hot in the summer. This winter has been really mild though, so we'll see if I get to use some of those cold temperature colors! Maybe at the end of 2018!
You also need to decide upon a pattern for your blanket. I love granny hexagons, so I wanted to make one granny hexi a day. I looked through patterns on Pinterest and YouTube to find one that I thought fit the best. I will sew them together as I go so that I don't forget which color goes on which day. I'm worried that this blanket might get rather big, but that's okay. Bigger is better than smaller!
My husband, who has never crocheted before, decided to do an easy double crochet pattern. He chained about 165, then will do a third of the blanket each night in double crochet. The small amount each night makes it more doable!
I'm hoping to stay on top of this project! I know there will be nights when I can't get to my hexi of the day, but hopefully I will be able to catch up. It's just a little bit each day! I can do it! I'd love to see your photos if you decide to tackle it too!