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Wearing Wizzo!


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a quick look at tons of different ways Wizzo can be worn:



For the most simple wearing option, this piece makes a great scarf, with no closures at all. Wrap it around your neck, with the corner of the L in front, both sides wrapped around, hanging in front.

Following are six different specific ways you can style your Wizzo as cowls and hooded cowls. Once you try a style, you can play with variations on it, or come up with your own styles!


Cowl #1 and variations:


Wrap it around with the corner in front, wide side underneath, and narrow side on top, then fasten the end of the narrow side to the end of the wide side. There are several different ways you can fasten them together - pictured here, the sides come together at a 90 degree angle, fastened together using the red buttons, and the 2 blue buttons closest to the edge. (Button colors refer to diagram in pattern.)


Cowl #2 and variations:


Loop the wide side around, towards the inside of the L, and fasten the short edge to the narrow side at the inner corner. Then curve the narrow side around the side of the wide side, and fasten the two sides to each other, to the end of the narrow side. The red and blue buttons are needed for this. (Button colors refer to diagram in pattern.)


Cowl #3 and variations:


Loop the wide side around, towards the inside of the L, and fasten the short edge to the wide side at the inner corner. Then fasten the narrow side along the side of the wide side, all the way to the end of the narrow side - for this, you'll probably need one or two more buttons in the line of blue buttons (more than halfway across), plus the red buttons. (Button colors refer to diagram in pattern.)


Hood #1 and variations:



Fold the wide side outwards, away from the inside of the L, so that the short edge lines up with the edge of the narrow side. Fasten the wide side to itself all the way down. Put the newly made hood on your head, then wrap the narrow side under your chin, fasten it to one or more buttons along the short edge of the wide side, then around the back of your neck and back to the front, then fasten it under your chin to keep it on securely as a cowl. For this style, you need the blue buttons, and at least the two outside red buttons; or you can lace the hood up, and just use one button, where the top red one is placed in the diagram. (Button colors refer to diagram in pattern.)


Hood #2 and variations:



Fold the wide side outwards, away from the inside of the L, so that the short edge lines up with where the narrow edge hits the inner corner on the other side of the wide side. Fasten the wide side to itself down to the end (this uses the blue buttons in the diagram). Then, looking at the front of the hood (where your face will go), pull the hood together at the bottom, and fasten the corner of the wide side short edge to the inner corner. Fasten the narrow side from here along the short edge of the wide side, around to the back of the hood - this uses the red buttons. Pull it over your head to wear, and let the narrow side hang to the front, or fasten it around. (Button colors refer to diagram in pattern.)


Hood #3 and variations:



This style makes the narrow side into the hood, so it will only work if you made a large sized section 2. Fold the narrow side outwards, away from the inside of the L, so that the short edge lines up with the edge of the wide side. Fasten the narrow side to itself from where it is folded, down to where the wide side hits the inner corner on the other side of the narrow side. This makes the hood with part of the narrow side hanging loose - it can hang to the front when you wear it. With the hood on your head, wrap the wide side under your chin, around your neck, and back to the front. You can fasten the end of the narrow side to the wide side. If you wanted to be able to make this style with buttons, it would use the green buttons in the diagram. (Button colors refer to diagram in pattern.)

Other wearing notes: Any of the buttoning instructions can be made with laces or ties instead - you can still reference the color coded circles in the diagram to understand where to lace. If you put buttons in the pink placements, you'll have more options for ways to fasten the cowl styles - for example, the Cowl #1 style can be held together in different ways, fastening the corner to the sides. You can try out variations on these styles by flipping wide/narrow sides to see how that looks.


Terms
Wide side: the side with the ribbing running perpendicular to the long edge.
Narrow side: the side with the ribbing parallel to the long edge, so the ribbing pulls it in to make it more narrow than it really is.
Corner: the pointed corner of the L shape.
Inner corner: the inside of the L shape at the corner, where wide and narrow sides meet.
Short edge: the end of either side of the L (where the red buttons are in the diagram, for the wide side).