No sewing necessary. The only tool you need is a pair of scissors.
Or if the airline takes yours, I suppose you could use a piece of broken wine bottle to do the cutting.
Mitch and I sporting our spiffy warm new duds.
Step 1: Cut the Blanket
If scissors, knife, or broken wine bottle aren't options, here's another method:
Lay it on pavement and bang and scrape with a rock until it's mostly cut through, then rip it.
Step 2: Scarf!
Wear it with pride.
Maybe it'll help you get over a flu you caught on an airplane.
For a festive fringe, cut the ends like these scarves made from left-over fleece at a San Francisco fabric shop.
Step 3: Hat - 1st Step.
You'll use it later to tie the top of the hat shut.
Any strip of cloth, ribbon, or string works just as well if you prefer not to cut the end of your blanket, or if you don't care about matching the fabric.
Step 4: Roll
Rolling your head on the floor gives you a better wrap than doing it standing up.
And it's more fun. And you get to find out what falls out of your pockets when you do that.
Step 5: Spiral Roll
Then when you do the following step and roll the cuff, it will stay put and look a lot neater.
Step 6: Cuff
That keeps the edge from coming unravelled.
The blanket cloth likes to grip itself pretty well.
If rolling the cuff makes it too tight on your head, unwrap and wrap it again more loosely.
Step 7: Tie the Top
Step 8: Tassel
Step 9: Wear It Well
I can't seem to keep a stocking cap for more than a few days without losing it.
Now I can make one whenever I need it!
And the scarf will definitely match!