Thanks everyone for your comments!
I think I know what to make with my left over yarn now.
I have left over lion brand wool-ease, which I think will be perfect for another one. (I know my mother would love one of these, too). Red Heart yarns are the worst to make anything out of. It itches my head whenever I wear it, so I'm going to make another one, but with the Lion brand yarns. No more Red Heart!!! Yuck!
Misty: I think that's a perfect idea for your friend. She wouldn't complain about wearing one of those. They're cute and stylish.
(I'm sure you can make your own pattern, too.) But if you need the pattern here it is (this is from the Stitch N' Bitch book):
Row 1: knit into front and back (kfb) of the stitch. You have just increased one stitch.
Row 2: knit across both of these stitches.
Row 3: knit into the front and back (kfb) of both stitches. You now have 4 stitches.
Row 4: knit across.
Row 5: Knit the first stitch, knit into the front and back of the next stitch, knit into the front and back of the next stitch, knit the last stitch. You have 6 stitches.
Row 6: Knit across.
Row 7: knit the first stitch, knit into the front and back of the next stitch, knit until there are only 2 stitches left on the needle, knit into the front and back of the next stitch, knit the last stitch.
Repeat rows 6 and 7 until your kerchief is about 7 1/2: long, or the size you want it to be. You should have about 64 stitches. Bind off.
To make ties for your kerchief, cast on half as many stitches as you ended up with, then just bind them all off. Make 2 ties this way. Put a knot in the end of each, and sew the other end to the corners of your kerchief.