I've been working on these neckwarmers for my kids. They needed something between their hats and the tops of their coats when they go play in the snow and most of the scarves are just too bulky and awkward for lots of activity. I couldn't decide on how to finish them off so I tried three different styles.
This one is for my nine year old son and is kind of a buckle-style. The end of the neckwarmer slides under the little strap.
This one is for my 6 year old son and I finished it off with a little pompom and a button opening. I'm not sure how the pompom will hold up but I wanted something soft instead of hard like a button so we'll see what happens.
This last one is for my 12 year old daughter. It's more of a mini scarf and has an opening to slide the end through. She wanted fringe on hers too.
I used single and double crochet stitches on all of them and they were very easy and quick to make up. I used the softest yarns I could find without using baby blanket yarns. The dark blue is a chenille yarn, the dark green is similar to mohair, and the pinky orange is super bulky and soft but I'm not sure what you would call it ;)