Hogwarts Knit Scarf Pattern Mk. II

After I had made my first Hogwarts scarf, a friend of mine asked me if I could make one for her as well, just not so big (she lives even farther south than I do, so it doesn’t get very cold, even in the winter). I thought about it for a while until inspiration struck me. Why not make it flat? So here’s the pattern for my flat version of my Gryffindor scarf, with a slight stripe variation.


2 skeins main color yarn (for my Ravenclaw scarf, I used Caron Simply Soft Dk. Country Blue, and for my Gryffindor, I used Loops & Threads Impeccable Burgundy)

1 skein contrast color yarn (again, worsted weight, I used Caron Simply Soft Heather Gray, or Vanna’s Choice Mustard)

Size 7 needles

yarn needle


Step 1: Cast on 55 stitches of the main color

Step 2: Slip one stitch knit-wise, knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1 until end of row (single stitch ribbing)

Step 3: Repeat previous step 29 more times so that you have 30 rows of the main color

Step 4: Change to contrast color and rib three rows just as you did with the main color, but don’t slip the first stitch of the first row

Step 5: Switch back to main color and rib five rows without slipping the first stitch of the first row

Step 6: Change again to contrast color and rib three rows without slipping the first stitch of the first row

Step 7: Repeat step 2

Step 8: Repeat from step 3 to step 7 until you have ten sets of stripes

Step 9: Finish up by casting off and sewing in all the ends.

Step 10: To add the fringe, cut many many 6 inch lengths of the main color. Add fringe on about every other stitch using this method.

And there you have it! Feel free to ask any questions, and I welcome observations and tips. And if you can, don’t forget to show me your finished project!


27 thoughts on “Hogwarts Knit Scarf Pattern Mk. II

  1. Jessica says:

    I haven’t done a knitting project in years, I’m more of a crocheter. What do you mean by slip one stitch knit-wise? Thanks!

    • svyet says:

      To slip one stitch is to slip a stitch over to your other needle without knitting it. To slip one knit-wise is slipping a stitch with your yarn in the back as if you were knitting, as apposed to slipping one purl-wise, which would have your yarn in the front as if you were purling. Does this make sense? I hope it helps!

  2. ultramegan says:

    So excited about this pattern and very pleased with my finished product! Oddly enough, however, my biggest struggle has been with the fringe. How many strands do you recommend using on each stitch? I started out with 3 strands, but the ‘knot’ was too wide and seems to be making my scarf flare at the bottom… any tips? Also, thanks for the pattern!!!

    • svyet says:

      Thank you very much! Sorry I’m so late in replying to this, but I was out of town on a Harry Potter premiere trip. ๐Ÿ™‚ I think two strands would work well enough for the fringe, and that would also keep it from flaring out so much. But if you are still having that, you may want to try one strand and see what happens. I’m aware that you may have already figured this out, or found something better, but here you go anyways. ๐Ÿ˜€

  3. Tara says:

    Hi, I don’t understand the purpose of slipping the first stitch of every row, as well how in the world to you knit without those ugly little color change stripe things showing through on the wrong side? Are these related? Sorry, I’ve never knit a scarf flat before…

    • svyet says:

      The purpose of slipping the first stitches it to make the edges smoother. If you don’t the edges tend to look like garter stitch. The purl bumps that you see while you are knitting disappear in the ribbing once they are a little further away from the needles. I hope this helps!

  4. David James says:

    question, do you slip the first stitch for the first row only or for the first 30 rows only.I’m a little confused. The scarves look great thought!

    • svyet says:

      You slip the first stitch of every row unless you just changed colors. I hope this helps!

      • davidjamesdipardo says:

        Sorry, another question. Do you knit the last stichof each row through the back?
        What effect does slipping the first stich of each row create?


      • svyet says:

        I’m not quite sure what you mean by knitting the last stitch through the back. Just knit it like every other knit stitch. Slipping the first stitch of every row makes it smoother on the sides. If you don’t, it makes it a bit bumpy. Hope this helps!

  5. kendermouse says:

    Do you cast off in pattern, or is there a specific cast off you’d recommend?

  6. Debby says:

    I had tried a scarf in a K3 P2 (next row- K2 P3) rib- and it curled on the edge; will this rib pattern that you used lie flatter, with it being a different stitch? Thanks very much !

    • svyet says:

      When you have finished knitting it it won’t curl and the ribs won’t be quite so obvious, making it look almost like stockinette. 1×1 ribbing is very good like that. ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. I have a quick question for you! After realizing that it would take half the time to knit this version, I decided to choose this one. However I’m having a strange problem with the pattern. You say to slip a knit stitch at the beginning of each regular row, then k1 p1 k1 p1 to the end. So I’m slipping a stitch, k1 p1 etc. After following this pattern, the ribbing would not develop. Am I doing something wrong, or misunderstanding something? I’ve taken to just slipping the st and then knitting or purling in order to advance the pattern (so alternating each row which I start off with) but I notice that the slipped sts are making a weird pattern.

    Does this make sense? I hope so! Any help is appreciated. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks!

    • svyet says:

      Hmmmm…. I’m not quite sure what you’re doing. Do you think you could post a picture? That is, if you haven’t figured it out by now. And if you have, I would love to hear the solution! ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Thanks for your response! I don’t know what was going wrong… anyways I decided to just knit the other version! It’s done except the seaming. Thanks for the great pattern!

  8. Happy to have found the pattern – thanks. In the UK we don’t have wool in skeins any more so do you know the thickness of the wool needed (or equivalent to worsted weight)? Thankyou

  9. I had thought about doing K1P1 ribbing, but wasn’t sure if the results would look authentic enough. Thanks for the pictures–I may do my next scarf this way. NC doesn’t get cold enough for the huge tubular scarves.

  10. Hello! I was wondering how wide your scarf turned out with 55 stitches – I was planning on making it a bit on the narrow side (to suit a 5-year-old). Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Morgan says:

    Hello! Thank you so much for sharing this pattern! I have a question though: do I really need to slip the first stitch, or is it just for aesthetics? (I know slipping the first stitch allows for a smoother edge.)

  12. Cathy says:

    Thanks for the slipping stitch tip – I’ve never done that before but it makes such a difference!

  13. Connor says:

    Do you think this is long enough that I could sew the ends together to make an infinity scarf? if not how much longer should I make it? Ever since I started knitting my sister has been begging me to make her an infinity scarf and since she’s a huge harry potter fan I though a gryffindor infinity scarf would be the perfect Christmas present for her.

  14. Samantha says:

    Hi! I know this was from years ago, but I wanted to say thanks for the pattern, it was awesome! I finished my scarf a few days ago and it looks really nice, excusing the parts where I goofed at the beginning (I’m just getting back into knitting). Thanks again!

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  16. Theresa Hanlon says:

    Could you please translate the ‘skeins’ into English wool requirements? I am not sure how many balls of 50gm wool and what ply it should be, would I need to make a Slytherine scarf for my granddaughter. Would appreciate your advice. Many Thanks. Theresa

    • svyet says:

      Each skein is different depending on the fiber, the brand, and the weight of the yarn. Most American skeins also have the weight in grams, in this case the skein is 142 grams. Happy knitting!

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