Scarf Project

scarf-project1The Special Olympics Scarf Project began with the World Winter Games in Boise, Idaho, in 2009. The goal was to provide each athlete with a new scarf they would proudly wear during the event. While the Scarf Project concluded nationally in 2012, many states, including Iowa, continue the project on their own.

New colors are chosen each year and the project has expanded to include hats, headbands and mittens. The design is up to you!

2022 Scarf Project:

Goal: 600 items
Deadline: November 1, 2021
Yarn Brand: Red Heart Super Saver
Colors: STASH BUSTER! Use up your stash (if you have any left) and use as many colors as you want. Any color is up for use, even vibrant colors such as purple, gold, and your leftover red, white and blue.

Finished items should be washed and mailed to:
Special Olympics Iowa
PO Box 620
551 SE Dovetail Rd.
Grimes, IA 50111

For more information on the Scarf Project, contact the state office at or 515-986-5520.