The following is the child size pattern for the Mobius Shawl that has been very popular with members as well as patients! Shawls are great for patients who are in bed long term, or for when patients are taken outside or on balconies for fresh air, especially in the cooler months. If they are large enough they can also be used to pull over heads for those patients who don’t like to wear beanies to keep warm.
We have used Anneke Wiese‘s pattern as inspiration. She has an awesome tutorial here https://www.ravelry.com/…/library/strawberry-twisty-cowl
To make it work for our purposes in ICU, chain about 200 (depending on wool thickness) so you end up with 100DC & 100 chain spaces.
I recommend doing your chain on a hook size larger than the one you use for the shawl. Also to ensure that the starting row of chain stretches well and is less noticeable, I find it works better to work into the back of the chain (the ‘bumps’ or ‘pearls’) instead of the front.
The following is a PDF of the instructions on how to do the twist!!