You are going to love my free Harry Potter Scarf knitting pattern customizable in Hogwarts House colors! This Gryffindor scarf pattern is a great year-round and winter scarf. It is thick, long, and instantly recognizable with its wide colorful stripes. Knitting in the round, this scarf has a double thickness in the smooth Stockinette stitch. You can easily make it into any other colors that you may have been sorted into at Hogwarts.
MATERIALS to Knit the Harry Potter Scarf
For our materials, we’re using worsted weighted yarn, mine is wool. You’ll want to use a size 8 US circular knitting needle with a length of 16 inches, along with scissors and a tapestry needle. An optional tool is a crochet hook for our fringe. And for a special a little embellishment, I have a Hogwarts crest. You can also select to add a Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw, Gryffindor, or Slytherin patch to your Harry Potter scarf.
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- Lion Brand Yarn Wool-Ease Yarn in your two chosen colors. For my Hogwarts Scarf, I used Cranberry and Gold. (I used 220 yards of each color. This yarn comes in balls of 197 yds each, so I purchased 2 of each color and only used a little bit of the second balls.)
- Harry Potter The 4 Houses of Hogwarts Crest Patch 4 3/4″
- Bamboo Circular 16-Inch Knitting Needles, Size 8
- Tapestry Needle
- Crochet Hook
KNITTING TECHNIQUES for the Harry Potter Scarf
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WHAT LENGTH SHOULD I KNIT MY HOGWARTS SCARF?
These standard scarf lengths are merely recommendations. Knit it up whatever size you’d like.
- Men’s Scarves typically measure between 60 – 70 inches (152 – 178 centimeters)
- Women’s Scarves measure between 54 – 60 inches (137 – 152 centimeters)
- Children’s Scarves measure 36 inches (91 centimeters)
KNIT UP THE 4 HARRY POTTER HOUSE SCARVES from YOUR SORTING CEREMONY
Each house is named after the four founders of Hogwarts. Knit up your Harry Potter scarf according to the House you’ve been sorted into! You’ll see that my sample was knitted for my Gryffindor friend.
- Named for Godric Gryffindor, the Gryffindor House colors are Scarlet and Gold with the Lion as its mascot. Gryffindor values courage, bravery, nerve, and chivalry.
- Named for Rowena Ravenclaw, the Ravenclaw House colors are Blue and Bronze with the Eagle as its mascot. Ravenclaw values intelligence, creativity, learning, and wit.
- Named for Salazar Slytherin, the Slytherin House colors are Green and Silver with the Serpent as its mascot. Slytherin values ambition, cunning, leadership, and resourcefulness.
- Named for Helga Hufflepuff, the Hufflepuff House colors are Yellow and Black with the Badger as its mascot. Hufflepuff values hard work, patience, justice, and loyalty.
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Harry Potter Scarf
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6-STEP KNITTING INSTRUCTIONS for Harry Potter Scarf
SCARF SIZE: My Scarf measures 6″ wide by 54″ long (62″ long including fringe)
Step One: Cast On Stitches
Let’s begin by making our beloved slip knot. We’re going to begin casting on the long tail method onto our circular needle. If you’d like a little help on your circular needle, I have a great tutorial on Knitting in the Round.
- Cast On 51 Stitches of your Color A Yarn (mine is red) onto your 8 US 16″ circular needle.
- Make sure not to twist your stitches before knitting in the round.
I am casting on 51 stitches because we’re going to slip from the right needle to the left one stitch. This is going to help join our stitches in the round. Add a little stitch marker.
- Slip one stitch from the left to right needle;
Place your stitch marker;
Knit 2 Together (This is my little way to help join our stitches best. See “How to Knit on Circular Needles in 5 Easy Steps” for more)
Step Two: Begin Knitting the Stockinette Stitch in the Round
- Knit 13 Rows in the Round in the Knit Stitch. This gives us a nice smooth Stockinette Stitch all around. If you’re creating your own color scheme, then you just change colors any time your heart desires.
- Change yarn color to Color B (mine is gold)
- Continue knitting, changing yarn colors as you knit, until your scarf is the length you desire, ending with Color A. I knitted 23 color blocks (12 Red / 11 Gold) total.
Step Three: Bind Off and Weave In Yarn Ends
- Bind Off;
- Turn scarf inside out and weave in your ends;
- Turn scarf right side out and place the color change line along one edge of your scarf.
Step Four: Add Fringe
- Wrap yarn around your favorite Harry Potter Book then cut on one end
- Take 7 Strands, fold, and weave the folded part through both ends of your scarf
- I am beginning in the middle, then the ends, to help me eyeball fringe placement
- Once halfway through, take the ends of your fringe and pull them through your loop
- The fringe will “bind” each end of your knitted-in-the-round scarf
Step Five: Attach a Patch
For an added embellishment, place a 4 Houses of Hogwarts Crest Patch to one end of your scarf! This is an iron-on transfer. Ironing it onto the yarn doesn’t adhere as well as it would to a t-shirt and the edges tend to curl up, so I’m just going to tack the crest patch down a little bit more securely with a needle and thread. There are more Hogwarts House patches to chose among in my Amazon Shop, too!
Step Six: Block Your Scarf (optional)
You may wish to lightly steam your scarf with a warm iron to relax or wet block your scarf… don’t forget the fringe! This will make it extra cozy and perfect.
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