So I decided I would try to recreate the youtube shrug idea and at that time my two year old came up to me wanting to sit in my lap dragging around her mini perpetually naked cabbage patch doll and the idea to create it in miniature was born.
I scrounged through my "last bits" yarn basket to find the brightest yarn possible in hopes that after I made this mini shrug my daughter would actually leave it on her doll.
The shrug in the video was made from a square into a circle but could just as easily be made from a circle to a circle or from a rectangle for more coverage in the back. First you measure across your back to determine how wide the square will be and crochet out enough chains for this. You create your square or rectangle to desired size with really any stitch or stitch pattern that you desire. Heck, you could even make the back from granny squares.
Thanks to my very cooperative model, my daughter and @KrisFisher for sparking the inspiration.