In Texas it is hot! Everywhere you go the air conditioners are on high. When I go to Church, no matter where I sit it feels like the air is blowing right on me, so I made myself this summer scarf. I wear it like a scarf outside but when I get inside it covers me just enough without getting hot. I hemmed all four edges and then gathered the lenght down both sides. I think it probably took me thirty minutes to make and I plan on making one in black also.