A friend staying with us right now saw some yarn in our stash and asked my younger daughter if she could make a scarf for him with it. It took a while - we got the yarn from an exchange, so I don't know what it is, but it's thin and fuzzy, which made it more challanging to work with. It's done now, though, and he happily consented to model it for me.
She modified the pattern she used (you may need to sign up at the site to see it) to make herself a blanket for this, and used her favorite wooden crochet hook. The finished scarf if very light and fluffy, and quite warm.