How to make a harry potter scarf

How to Make a Harry Potter Scarf

The houses at Hogwarts have a couple of different patterns of scarves, one with alternating chunks of color, and another with small bars of accent color. It’s a good thing they’re both easy to make.

ch = chain sc = single crochet

We suggest using Super Value Ranch Red and Gold. Mostly because they cost just a few bucks.

Scarf #1

The younger witches and wizards wear scarves with large chunks of color.

  1. Start with red. ch 40 for a nice, thick scarf.
  2. sc 12 rows of red
  3. Change color to gold yarn
  4. sc 12 rows of gold
  5. Change color back to red yarn
  6. Repeat 2-5 until you’ve made your scarf as long as you like it. End the scarf with a 12-row sc of red so that the ends look the same.

Scarf #2

The Gryffindor scarf for older kids has a pattern of two small gold lines on a field of red.

Start with the red yarn.

  1. ch 40 for a nice, thick scarf.
  2. sc 12 rows of red
  3. Change color to gold yarn and sc 2 rows
  4. sc two rows of red
  5. sc two rows of gold again
  6. Repeat 2-5 until you’ve made your scarf as long as you like it. End the scarf with a 12-row sc of red so that the ends look the same.

Use a single crochet stitch so that the scarf has fewer gaps in it. You can also knit and felt a house scarf.

By Laurel Regnier (Road Trip Mom)

How to Make a Harry Potter Scarf

Step by step instructions for how to Costume your whole family with a Hogwarts fleece scarf!

Free instructions and Pattern to make a Harry Potter fleece scarf that you can wear to Hogwarts!

The movies may be completed, but costume parties never end. Or if you are planning a visit to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios, you might need to get your Hogwarts school spirit on! For each scarf, you will need 1 foot of 60″ fleece fabric in each of two colors. This will actually make more than one scarf depending on how long you want them. We chose Griffendor (dark red and yellow), and Slytherin (emerald green and silver).

How to Make a Harry Potter Scarf

Here’s What You Need:

You’ll need a sewing machine, scissors and thread in either of the colors of your scarf. Fleece is very easy to sew into fun projects because it hides mistakes easily and doesn’t need the edges finished!

We started with three feet of each color of fabric which eventually became 5 scarves (could be 6 if you don’t want them very long).

Here’s How to do Sew It:

How to Make a Harry Potter Scarf

First, cut your fabric into 4 inch strips (see photo). Cut the alternate color into 4 inch strips.

Next, pair up alternate colors of fabric and sew a long strip. Then do that again until you have at least 6 rows of fabric sewn together. Be sure to place the “pretty” sides together before sewing each seam. Then cut them perpendicularly into 1 foot long striped sections.

Sew the big sections together until you have it long enough for a scarf. A scarf is typically 5 feet long. You can adjust the length as you need it or until you use all of your strips.

How to Make a Harry Potter Scarf

Then, fold the long scarf in half lengthwise so that the “pretty” side is on the inside. Sew all the way down the length of the scarf — except for the two end colors. Now, take a scissor and cut each end stripe into thin strips for fringe (about half an inch wide).Finally turn the scarf right-side out and trim off any threads.

How to Make a Harry Potter Scarf

You may want to press it with an iron to make it flat. Now, pair that with a long black wrap dress from a thrift store that you can cut up the front to make a perfect robe! You are ready for wizard school!

How to Make a Harry Potter ScarfOur family and friends at the Movies on opening night. Good times! How to Make a Harry Potter Scarf

Next, Make sure you have an authentic Wizard/Witch’s wand! Read my article on how to Make your Own Magic Wand!

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How to Make a Harry Potter Scarf

It feels like Harry Potter week here on the blog! If you’ve been following along, you know I’ve been sharing lots of fun ideas from my son’s recent Harry Potter Birthday Party! Today I’m sharing a fun and easy no sew project! I love crafting party favors for our guests, so when our friends over at Kunin Group generously sent me enough felt to create Hogwarts House Scarves for all our Hogwarts students, I was ecstatic!

Although I often work with paper, my first love is fabric. I grew up watching my grandmother sew, which ignited my passion for sewing. But since I was in a time crunch, I decided to create quick and easy no sew scarves using my Sizzix Big Shot. They were perfect for party favors and the kids loved them. I’m excited to share how you can make them too!

Let’s get started!

Easy No Sew Harry Potter House Scarves

Check out my quick video tutorial!

What you will need: (affiliate links)

  • Sizzix Big Shot
  • 25″ Extended Cutting Pads
  • 1/2″ Strip 25″ Die
  • Kunin Eco-FiPlus Felt in House colors – Gryffindor (Red & Yellow), Slytherin (Green & Grey), Hufflepuff (Yellow & Black) and Ravenclaw (Blue & Grey)
  • Scissors
  • Hot Glue Gun

Two 36″ x 36″ pieces of felt will yield 3 complete scarves.

Step 1:

Gather your supplies and cut two 6″ x 36″ strips of felt.

Step 2:

Connect the ends of the two strips to make one long scarf by gluing the ends together with hot glue.

Step 3:

Cut one 6″ x 36″ strip of felt in the second House color.

Step 4:

Fold the strip in half and create a Sizzix Sandwich. The Sandwich for this die is – Cutting Pad, Die, Fabric and second Cutting Pad. Pass the sandwich through the Big Shot. You will now have several strips of felt for the stripes of the scarf.

Step 5:

Trim 14 strips of felt to fit around the scarf. The length should be about 13 inches.

Step 6:

To add fringe to the end of the scarf; fold the scarf in half and make a Sizzix Sandwich with the ends of the scarf facing towards the Big Shot. Turn the handle of the Big Shot until 4-5 inches of the scarf are cut, then turn the handle the opposite way.

Step 7:

Attach the strips of felt to the front of scarf with Hot Glue. Flip the scarf over and glue the ends to the back of the scarf.

How to Make a Harry Potter Scarf

And that’s it! Super Easy No Sew Harry Potter House Scarves for your Hogwarts students!

How to Make a Harry Potter Scarf

Add to the party fun by having the Sorting Hat select the House for each student!

How to Make a Harry Potter Scarf

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How to Make a Harry Potter Scarf

Note: The scarves made for our party were for my personal use only. They are not licensed products and are not for sale.

How to Make a Harry Potter Scarf


This method is so easy that it is ideal for those new to sewing, and it’s absolutely perfect for Harry Potter, Ron Weasley or Hermione Granger costumes.

What You’ll Need

  • A length of black fabric matching the measurements in Step 2.
  • For a lined robe: A length of fabric the same size as your outer fabric. This should be red for Gryffindor house. Amazon will now ​cut and deliver fabric right to your door.
  • A sewing machine or sewing kit
  • Scissors
  • Measuring tape
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Sewing Chalk
  • Optional: Gryffindor iron-on patch

Once you gather your materials, we can get started.

Measure the Fabric

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You only need two measurements for this robe:

  1. Measure from your shoulder to your ankle. If you want the robe to be shorter than ankle-length, measure to your knees or calf.
  2. Measure from wrist to wrist to determine how long you want the sleeves of your robe. If you want the sleeves to overlap your hands, then add a few inches to the measurement.

Cut a rectangle of the black fabric that is twice the length of your shoulder to ankle measurement. Now cut an identical rectangle from the red fabric.

Fold the black fabric exactly in half. Make sure that all the sides are lined up.

Trace Your Body

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Lie down with your shoulders at the top of the fabric and spread your arms out as shown. Spread your feet about a foot and a half apart.

You’ll need a buddy to trace the shape of the robe around your body.

For a billowing robe, trace farther from the body. For a robe that has a closer fit, trace 5″ or so away from the body.

For the sleeves, start 8″ from the top of the fabric for a close fit. Trace 14″ or more for long, draping sleeves.

Once you make your marks, go back and adjust your lines to make sure the measurements are even. If one sleeve is 18″, make sure both sleeves are 18″ and so on.

Cut Out the Robe

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Cut through both layers of the black fabric, making sure that the bottom layer doesn’t bunch or shift while you’re cutting. Don’t cut the top of the fabric where it is folded.

Open up the black robe cut-out and lay it on top of the red fabric. For a lined robe, you will need to trace the cut-out robe on the red fabric to make a perfect match. Cut out the identical red robe.

Stitch the Sides

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Fold the black fabric so that it is inside-out.

Use your sewing machine or hand sew a straight stitch along bottoms of the sleeves and the sides of the robe. Use about a 1/4″ seam allowance. Zigzag stitch the raw edges to prevent them from fraying.

Use your measuring tape to find the exact center of the robe and mark it. Cut all the way up through the front of the robe. Do not cut through both layers. Repeat this step with the red fabric.

Press the Edges

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This may seem like a trivial step, but it is going to save you time and hassle while you are sewing and makes the finished product look much better.

Use your steam iron to press the raw edges of the cuffs, bottom hems, and front openings of the black and red robes. You will need to fold in about 1/2″.

Once your edges are ready, you can sew the lining to the outer robe.

Insert the Lining

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Turn the red lining robe inside out.

Insert the red robe into the black robe, making sure that the seams line up and that the sleeves are not twisted. Line up the pressed edges of the cuffs, bottom hem, and front opening. Pin in place.

Once you have it in place, then you can top stitch the robes together.

Stitch the lining in place.

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Now you will stitch right through the top of the black robe to secure the red lining in place. Stitch along the cuffs, then the front opening, and finally the bottom hem.

If you pressed your edges, this step should be very easy to complete. Once your robe is put together, you can add a Gryffindor iron-on patch to the front, or even tack a few buttons on the front.

Make a Wizard House Scarf

How to Make a Harry Potter Scarf

Even if you don’t know how to knit or crochet, you can create a Hogwarts scarf in your favorite house colors.

Introduction: Sew a Gryffindor Scarf!

How to Make a Harry Potter Scarf

How to Make a Harry Potter Scarf

How to Make a Harry Potter Scarf

For all of you that can’t knit or crochet and really want a Hogwarts scarf of you own! This is a really simple sewing project – you can have a handmade scarf in a couple hours. 🙂

I made two different styles – so you can choose which you like. It’s also amazingly easy to switch out the colors to support your favorite Hogwarts house. 😀

Step 1: What You’ll Need:

  • red fleece (or a darker maroon) – 1/2 yard
  • gold fleece – 1/2 yard
  • thread to match both of the colors
  • needle + thread and/or sewing machine
  • rotary cutting mat & cutter OR scissors
  • ruler

If you have a sewing machine this will go amazingly quick. You can easily finish each scarf in a couple hours.

Also, you can make both scarves with 1/2 yard of fleece and have a tiny bit left over. 🙂

Step 2: The Two Scarf Types.

I’ll walk you through how to make each scarf – but you can use this step to decide which one to make.

The scarf on the left is flat and very light – the pieces are zigzagged together. It’s much longer and has a nice drape. 🙂

The scarf on the right is much bulkier – sewn together wrong side out and then turned so you see no raw edges. It’s shorter and much warmer – perfect for winter!

Step 3: Cut Out Your Pieces!

Each scarf is made of the same size pieces of fleece.

For the flat scarf, you will need:

  • 6 pieces 6×8 inches of gold fleece
  • 6 pieces 6×8 inches of red fleece

For the doubled over scarf, you will need:

  • 12 pieces 6×8 inches of gold fleece
  • 12 pieces 6×8 inches of red fleece

It is easier to cut these out with a rotary cutter, but if you don’t have one, I suggest making a cardstock or cardboard template that you can trace around and then cut out with scissors. It goes so much easier that way. 🙂

Also, keep in mind that fleece has a right side and a wrong side – the right side will be more fuzzy, the wrong side will be smoother. If you check out the last photo, you should be able to see it. I’ll be referring to the right and wrong side throughout this tutorial!

Step 4: Making the Flat Scarf, Part One.

The first step to this whole process is threading your machine. You’ll be using two thread colors – yellow in your bobbin and red from the spool.

So fill a bobbin and thread your machine! 🙂

When sewing, you’ll always have the yellow piece of fleece on the bottom and the red piece on top, so your colors will match.

Step 5: Making the Flat Scarf, Part Two.

Set your machine to a zigzag stitch and get six pieces of each color ready.

Overlap your two pieces about 1/4 inch, making sure that the yellow is on the bottom and the fabric is lined up properly. You’ll be sewing the short ends together and the pieces will be right side up. Don’t worry about pinning – the fleece will stick together. Then slide the fabric under the presser foot and sew sew sew.

Keep lifting the top fabric to make sure everything is staying lined up as you go, and hold the pieces together with your finger at the very end. Sew from edge to edge and then cut the ends. The finished product will look like the last photo.

Keep sewing your pieces together, keeping the long part of the scarf to the left of the machine, so you only have one little piece to fold over and sit in the machine.

FLEECE TIP: If your machine wants to eat the fabric, try starting slightly in from the edge. If you try to start sewing right at the edge of the fleece, it’ll sometimes get sucked into the feed dogs.

Step 6: Making the Flat Scarf, Part Three!

You’ll now trim off any uneven edges or overlap that occurs.

To make the edges of the scarf even, the easiest thing to do is lay a ruler over it and use a rotary cutter to even the edges. Normally your red fabric will be stretched a bit since it was on top. 🙂

To trim the overlap, simply angle a pair of scissors next to the stitching and cut carefully.

The last photo shows a nicely trimmed and finished scarf.

Step 7: Flat Scarf Finished!

Above are photos of the finished scarf!

Step 8: Making the Doubled Scarf, Part One.

You will need 12 pieces of each color, and you can use either color thread in your bobbin and spool. It won’t be seen, so you don’t have to worry about matching the colors like in the flat scarf.

You’ll be sewing the pieces right sides together at the long ends using a straight stitch. make the seam allowance as tiny as possible – 1/8 to 1/4 inches. (See picture 3.)

You’ll need to sew two separate lengths of scarf – each 12 pieces long – six reds and six golds.

Keep adding pieces, sewing them right sides together, until you’ve used six of each color, and then repeat.

And don’t worry about pinning. 🙂

Step 9: Making the Doubled Scarf, Part Two.

Now you’ll have two halves of the scarf, each 12 pieces long. If you notice any crazy uneven edges, trim those to make them even.

Place these two halves together, right sides facing and pin sparsely around three edges. You’ll want to leave one of the short edges open so that you can turn the scarf to the right side.

Sew all around the three edges that you pinned, using a half inch seam allowance.

Step 10: Making the Doubled Scarf, Part Three.

So now you’ll have a scarf that’s sewn together on three sides. Take your scissors and trim close to the stitching (as close as you feel comfortable with – I normally leave 1/8 inch.) on these sides. Snip off the corners as well. 🙂

Now you’ll turn it right side out. The fourth picture show the easiest way to do it. I like to put it over my arm, pulling and turning until it’s done. Once it’s right side out, make sure to slip it back up your arm to push the corners out fully.

Now we just need to sew the end closed!

Step 11: Making the Doubled Scarf, Part Four.

Grab a length of thread to match the end you’re sewing closed and thread a needle with it. I like to double the thread here.

Fold in the ends of the fabric so you can’t see any raw edges, and slipstitch the opening closed, knotting well at the end.

Not sure how to slipstitch? Check out my tutorial!

And now you’re done! 😀

Step 12: Doubled Scarf Finished!

Above are photos of the finished scarf! 😀

Hope you enjoyed the tutorial!

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How to Make a Harry Potter Scarf

At the beginning of this week I got an email from my daughters teacher explaining that this week was deaf awareness week and they were going to be doing a Harry Potter them all week. On Friday the kids were supposed to dress up as characters from Harry Potter. My daughter was pretty excited and right away decided that she wanted to be Hermione. I started thinking about how I could put together her costume, her brother’s white dress shirt, a gray sweater that we happened to have, I could make her a gray skirt really easily. My son’s costume was mainly just his church clothes, a white button up shirt and his gray dress pants. We were able to borrow a tie and some glasses from one of the kids cousins who had dressed up as Harry a few years ago so he used those too. I didn’t have a tie for Eliza so I made a red and gold scarf for her to wear.

How to Make a Harry Potter Scarf

Wednesday night Johnny informed me that that he NEEDED a robe and that that robe had to have a hood like Harry’s. The bad part about this was that we were bring the kids to Comic Con on Thursday after school and the twins who played Fred and George were going to be there. My husband had a discount voucher for a photo op and he decided to use it for the Weasley twins. I thought it would be so fun if we were getting costumes ready anyway, for them to wear them to Comic Con. That meant I had one day to make two robes. Less than one day really.

How to Make a Harry Potter Scarf

I had seen this 10 minute robe tutorial using black Olyfun but I only had a craft pack size so not even enough for one robe let alone two. I sent my husband off to Walmart to find the cheapest black fabric he could. He texted me saying that they had black Olyfun there so he bought that. They had 5 1/2 yards left so he bought it all. It ended up being the perfect amount for two robes for my kids and it only cost about $8.00. Not bad for two robes, especially when you consider that is the only thing we bought for their costumes. I ended up using this tutorial to make the robes and added a hood. I just cut a rectangle on the fold that was about the same size as the neckline. Cut an angle at the top so that the folded edge was a little higher and sewed that closed. Then I attached it to the neck by first just sewing a normal seam and then flattening the seam and stitching over it with a zigzag just so they wouldn’t have a weird seam poking up around the neck. Then using some colored scraps of Olyfun I made a crest. I just glued it together with some tacky glue. For the gold section I used white and colored it with a gold paint pen, then I drew an H with a black sharpie. I quickly sewed that on the chest to finish the robes.

How to Make a Harry Potter Scarf

The other part that I made was a scarf. I kid of feel silly posting a pattern for this because it is just a simple dc scarf. I did start my rows a little weird because the thing I really hate about most dc scarves is that the beginning ch 3 on each row leaves an ugly gap and makes the scarf look very homemade. I tried a tutorial for a standing dc and it didn’t really work, I could have looked for a different tutorial but instead I just figured out a way that I thought looked better than the ch 3. I just did a ch 1 and then dc in the every stitch, the turning ch did not count as a stitch. I felt like it gave a cleaner edge than the ch 3 for the first stitch method.

How to Make a Harry Potter Scarf

The houses at Hogwarts have a couple of different patterns of scarves, one with alternating chunks of color, and another with small bars of accent color. Good thing they’re both easy to make.

ch = chain sc = single crochet

I suggest using Super Value Forest Green and Gray. Mostly because they cost just a few bucks.

Scarf #1

The younger witches and wizards wear scarves with large chunks of color.

  1. Start with green. ch 40 for a nice, thick scarf.
  2. sc 12 rows of green
  3. change color to gray yarn
  4. sc 12 rows of gray
  5. change color back to the green yarn
  6. Repeat 2-5 until you’ve made your scarf as long as you like it. End the scarf with a 12-row sc of green so that the ends look the same.

Scarf #2

The Slytherin scarf for older kids has a pattern of two small silver lines on a field of green. This free crochet pattern will show you how to make a quick and simple Slytherin scarf.

Start with the green yarn.

  1. ch 40 for a nice, thick scarf
  2. sc 12 rows of green
  3. change color to gray yarn and sc 2 rows
  4. sc two rows of green
  5. sc two rows of gray again
  6. Repeat 2-5 until you’ve made your scarf as long as you like it. End the scarf with a 12-row sc of green so that the ends look the same.

I chose a single crochet stitch so that the scarf has fewer gaps in it. You can also knit and felt a house scarf.

How to Make a Harry Potter Scarf

My daughter is super obsessed with Harry Potter right now. With halloween coming up, you can probably guess that her costume choice this year is to dress up as Hermione Granger – Harry’s super smart bestie. I was thrilled to hear this because it gave me the opportunity to make her, her very own Gryffindor scarf and share the pattern with you!

The yarn that I chose to work with is Knit Picks Wool of the Andes in the colours Caution and Cranberry. These are the closest matching yarn colours I could find to the actual Gryffindor House colours, and I love the stitch definition and durability of this yarn.

I decided to use circular needles and work the pattern as a long tube for a few reasons. First, it would make the scarf extra thick and warm for our very cold Canadian winters. Second, stockinette stitch tends to curl on the ends, so making the scarf this way helps it lay flat. And last, you get to knit all of the stitches without having to switch to purls when you turn your work.

How to Make a Harry Potter Scarf

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Harry Potter Hogwarts Gryffindor Scarf Pattern

Here is what you will need to make this scarf:

  • 16″ US8/5 mm circular knitting needles.
  • Knit Picks Wool of the Andes yarn in the following colours:
    • Colour A: Cranberry – 4 Skeins
    • Colour B: Caution – 4 Skeins
  • Stitch Marker.
  • Scissors.
  • Yarn Needle.
  • Crochet Hook to attach tassels.


4.5 stitches = 1 Inch in stockinette stitch


7.5 ” Wide X 64″ Long.


This scarf is worked in the round to create a very long tube.

Using circular needles and Colour A, cast on 70 Stitches. Place the stitch marker to mark the beginning of the round and join being careful not to twist your work.

How to Make a Harry Potter Scarf

Work in stockinette stitch (knit all stitches) for 20 rounds.

Switch to Colour B and work 20 more rounds in stockinette stitch.

Continue this pattern (alternating 20 rounds of colour A and colour B) until you have 10 blocks of Colour A and 9 Blocks of Colour B.


Cast off your stitches and lay the scarf flat to block (you don’t have to block your scarf, but it can make the stitches look more even). Sew up the two open ends.

Attach tassels to each end in alternating colours. For each tassel, cut three pieces of yarn (about 10-12 inches long), fold in half and loop through scarf edge with a crochet hook. See image below:

How to Make a Harry Potter Scarf

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How to Make a Harry Potter Scarf

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How to Make a Harry Potter Scarf

Making A Fondant Scarf. With Stripes?

I’m hoping for some words of wisdom from some of you more well versed in fondant than I am. I have to make a fairly large scarf made out of fondant, and it’s going to have broad bands of stripes. a Harry Potter scarf. I’m not really sure how to accomplish this. Should I roll the edges thin and overlap them a bit with a little gumpaste glue?

Was also thinking of texturizing it, but still thinking about what to do it with. Ideas?

Thanks for any help!

Im not very well versed on fondant, but figuered I would try to help. Are both sides of the scarf going to be shown? If not, I wouldn’t worry about how the seam looks on the side that won’t be shown. If they are, I think rolling it out thin and overlapping it would be fine, just maybe go back with a ball tool and soften the seam a bit

There are some great texture mats that have different looking fabrics, if you are strapped for cash or time you can also lay a piece of plastic wrap over the fondant and using a knitted sweater or scarf make an impression. You need to use fondant about 1/4 inch thick then press down fairly hard for the best impression. hth

roll the base color of fondant out about 3/4 of the way. lay on the stripes, then roll them into the other fondant. then you can trim the scarf to the size you need.

Hi, i recently made a HP scarf (in my photos) and the it was a challenege!
I used a brand new scouring pad to add some texture.

First i rolled the burgundy into a long piece (Scarf base), then rolled the yellow seperatly and cut into stripes. These where then laid onto the burgundy and i rolled slighty to get them to meld. O i also used water to attach stripes on. Once i was happy stripes were stuck and equal. i trimmed the sides so that the scraf had the straight edges.

The problem was lifting the scarf and placing, i did have some tears which were easily covered but work quickly and use a thick first layer

Introduction: Tunisian Crochet Harry Potter’s Gryffindor Scarf

How to Make a Harry Potter Scarf

How to Make a Harry Potter Scarf

How to Make a Harry Potter Scarf

In this Instructable, you’ll learn how to tunisian crochet a Gryffindor scarf. If you’re not a Gryffindor but instead a Ravenclaw, Slytherin, or Hufflepuff, you can use the same pattern, but in different colors. All you need after you make yourself this scarf is a black cape and a wooden stick and you’ll look like you came straight outta Hogwarts. (Because you did anyway, didn’t you?)

You can also check out the same pattern on my blog, Tea with Tumnus: Tunisian Crochet Pattern for Harry’s Gryffindor Scarf

Step 1: Accio Materials!

Here are the materials .

1. Caron Soft Yarn in Dark Red and Autumn Yellow. You can use any type of yarn, but Caron Soft was my choice for comfort’s sake.

3. (Not pictured) J size tunisian crochet hook. Like a regular crochet hook, but a lot longer.

4. Your wand. If you actually want to make anything.

Step 2: Chain 25 Stitches

I chained 25 stitches with my J hook. You can chain more or less, depending on how wide you want your scarf to be.

Press the Staples “That was Easy” button.

Step 3: Begin Row 1

This is where things get really fun. Up to this point, you’ve just done some typical crochet, but now this is where tunisian crochet works its magic.

Slip your hook into the second stitch (as noted in picture). Yarn over the hook, and pull it through the stitch. Now, with that loop on your hook, repeat the step, until you have a bunch of loops on your hook. Now you see why you need a really long hook for tunisian crochet.

Another thing about tunisian crochet, that you now may have noticed, is that it is ridiculously easy. In fact, in my opinion, it’s hard to even try to mess up.

Step 4: Finish Row 1

When you’ve finished looping all the way to the end, chain 1.

Yarn over hook and pull it through TWO loops that are on your hook. Repeat this step until you reach the end on the right. See? Easy. Now your project should look like the last picture here on the bottom.

Step 5: Begin Row 2

Now you’re basically going to do the same thing as you did in beginning Row 1, but now the loops you’re going to insert your hook into are on the side, facing you, not on the top. They look more like tiny ladders. Insert your hook into one, yarn over and pull up a loop, and keep doing it all the way till the end of the row.

Continue doing rows until you have a good sized square of yarn. I crochet 18 rows for my square of red before I change colors to yellow.

Step 6: Change Colors

When you’re done finishing your last row, leave two loops on your hook.

Take your yellow, and fold the end in half. Using your hook, pull your yellow loop through the last 2 stitches. Now, knot the yellow end piece with your red and cut off the long strands.

Continue to tunisian crochet with yellow, and do the same amount of rows that you did red.

Continue to change colors until you reach desired length of scarf.

Step 7: Tie in the Fringes

Ha! You thought you were done. Well, not yet, unless you don’t want the finishing touches.

For each fringe, cut 2 pieces of red yarn and 2 pieces of yellow yarn, each about 8 inches long. Put them together and fold them in half.

Next, put your hook into the bottom stitch at the end of your scarf and pull the loop of yarn through. Make a little slip knot, then, pulling the rest of the yarn through its own loop. If that sounds confusing, let the pictures demonstrate.

Keep doing the same thing all along the bottom of each ends of the scarf. I added a fringe about every two stitches.

Step 8: Wear It

You are now officially done crocheting your scarf.

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Hey, Harry Potter fans: Why not forego the expensive department store Halloween costumes and make an authentic-looking costume yourself? Packaged costumes tend to not fit, usually come with cheap plastic components, and rarely portray an authentic look. But with some glasses, a handmade wand, and your own wizard robe, you can bring Harry Potter to life, impressing both your partygoer friends and the young trick-or-treaters.

Harry Potter Costume

How to Make a Harry Potter Scarf

Harry Potter is a character that kids and grownups alike can relate to. And, this easy DIY costume is immediately recognizable. Maroon and gold are the colors of Gryffindor House, so make your look authentic by showing them off in Harry’s tie, scarf, and robe.

Gryffindor Scarf
Sure, you can go the distance and crochet or knit a Gryffindor scarf. But an easier way to pull off the making of this accessory is by hot-gluing patches of gold and maroon felt together to form a neck decoration.

Gryffindor Tie
Start out with a gold tie, and then use red fabric paint to add lines to it. Employ a ruler and a fabric pen to help you make straight lines and paint in between them.

Search your local thrift store for a white button-down shirt and a black or gray vest, a pair of black slacks, and black dress shoes. A black graduation robe makes a great Gryffindor robe to top off the look.

Also, search for a pair of round glasses at the thrift store, or buy a pair of bifocals and take out the lenses.

A thin stick from your backyard can be transformed into a wand. Just peel off the bark and use a piece of sandpaper to soften the sides of the stick. For a pointed end, take a small knife and whittle the end to a point. Apply a dark or light wood varnish to your smoothed wand.

Ron Weasley Costume

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Ron is not only Harry’s right-hand man, but he’s also a funny and talented wizard, too. If you’re more Ron’s personality type, try pulling off the look with this easy costume.

Gryffindor Uniform
Follow the instructions for the scarf, tie, and robes from the Harry Potter costume above.

A local thrift store should also have clothing for Ron. Try to find a white button-down shirt and a black or gray vest, a pair of black slacks or black drawstring pants, and black dress shoes. For a more casual Ron, locate a large red sweater and khaki pants. Dirty sneakers work for a casual look, too.

Ron’s red hair color is easy to achieve on a blond head with temporary hair dye or spray-on hair color. Or, you can purchase a red wig.

Follow the same DIY wand directions for the Harry Potter costume, but add duct tape to it to make it look like it was broken and taped back together. A busted wand is a sure sign that you’re playing Ron Weasley.

Hermione Costume

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Always the overachiever, Hermione would just love it if everyone dressed up as her! Her prep school outfit, indicative of the Gryffindor House, is easy to pull off with thrift store finds.

Hermione’s clothing consists of a white button-down shirt and a black or gray sweater vest, a pleated black skirt, knee-high socks, and black dress shoes. Mary Janes round out her ensemble perfectly.

Hermione’s hair is a little on the wild side, with crinkly locks that give her a just-out-of-the-shower look. To achieve this, rub a dime-sized amount of styling mousse on your hands and apply it to wet hair. Then, hang your head upside down and blow-dry your hair while scrunching groups of locks with your hand. Once dry, stand up straight and tame your hair into a nice Hermione volume with styling mousse.

Craft Hermione’s wand as you would Harry Potter’s.

Time Turner
You can make your own time-turner out of wire, metal jewelry hoops, beads, and superglue.

Draco Malfoy Costume

How to Make a Harry Potter Scarf

Draco Malfoy is a mischievous bully and everyone’s favorite bad boy. Dressed in the colors of the Slytherin House, Draco’s attire shows his loyalty with a tie, scarf, and robe.

Slytherin Scarf
A green and silver Slytherin scarf is easy to pull off by hot-gluing pieces of felt together, similarly to the making of Harry Potter’s scarf. If you can’t find silver felt, gray works just as well.

Slytherin Tie
Start out with a green tie, and then stripe it up with silver enamel paint and a paintbrush. Fabric puff paints also work and add a bit of texture to the tie. Again, place a ruler against the tie to keep your lines straight.

Slytherin Robe
A Slytherin robe can also be achieved with a black graduation robe. Paint the inside green with fabric paint for an authentic look.

Find a white button-down shirt, a black or gray vest to wear over it, a pair of black slacks, and black dress shoes.

Draco wears his platinum blond locks cut straight across his ears. This is typically known as the “bowl cut” because it can be achieved by sticking a bowl on the top of your head and cutting around it. For a younger Malfoy look, slick your hair back and to the left side. For an older Malfoy rendition, style your bangs with a little bit of gel to create a slight part at the center of your forehead, and then leave the bangs to hang in your eyes.

If you don’t have the right hair color, spring for a cheap blonde wig.

Follow the directions for Harry Potter’s wand to make this added accessory.

How to Make a Harry Potter Scarf

This is part 3, we’ve already covered how to make a death eater mask, and how to make a hogwarts robe out of a t-shirt!

For the boy’s Death Eater costume, he really didn’t want any Slytherin gear, as he said (and rightly) that Draco Malfoy skulking around as a Death Eater would not be wearing his Slytherin scarf.В But since a death eater doesn’t really look like anything other than a creepy guy in a mask without something to indicate Harry Potter-ness, I talked him into the scarf, so Draco could go incognito.

So here’s the quick tutorial on making the Slytherin scarf.В As with any of my sewing projects, I’m not a seamstress, and I don’t measure.

Supplies:В 1 green sweatshirt and 1 grey sweatshirt.В We’re basically just using the sweatshirts as a comfy and cheap source of material here.

Step 1:Assess your fabric potential: If your sweatshirts have design on them, that will limit the amount of fabric you can get off of them, so take that into account.В Minimally you should have a large piece from the back, a large piece from the front, plus you can split your sleeves along the bottom seam for 2 more large pieces.

(see more steps under the photos)

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How to Make a Harry Potter Scarf

How to Make a Harry Potter Scarf

How to Make a Harry Potter Scarf

How to Make a Harry Potter Scarf

How to Make a Harry Potter Scarf

How to Make a Harry Potter Scarf

How to Make a Harry Potter Scarf

How to Make a Harry Potter Scarf

Step 2:В Cut your rectangles.В Figure out the width you want your scarf to be.В You’ll need to cut out rectangles of fabric for your stripes at double that width, and at least 5 or 6 inches tall (the taller, the less you need – use the size of your workable fabric to determine how tall).В В If you have more fabric available from one of your shirts, plan on that one being the one on the ends of the scarf, so you’ll need 1 more square of that color.

The rectangles of each color should be approximately the same size (i.e. all the greens 7 in and all the greys 5 in) .

Step 3: Layout.В Starting with your end color (Green in my case), lay out your rectangles in order to get an idea of length.В Remember, you’ll be sewing these together, so you’ll lose some length to seams.В Remember to start and end with the same color (in my case, I also made the green end pieces a little bit taller)

Step 4: Sew together the rectangles. Start with one end piece.В Place “good” sides together with the good side of the opposing color, and machine stitch.В Continue until you have one long piece of stripes.В Remember to place the sides you want to show together each time you add a new color.

Step 5: You now have a long piece of striped fabric.В В But both of your ends are still unfinished, so run a quick hem on either end (see photo)

Step 6:В Fold your long piece of striped fabric.В in half lengthwise, so that the bad side is showing.В Pin all the way down, making sure each stripe matches up.

Step 7.В Sew the seam you just pinned to make a really long tube.В Turn tube right side out to see your finished scarf!

How to Make a Harry Potter Scarf

I wanted to knit something for my son, so what better than a scarf inspired by Harry Potter? I did some online research and learned that the Gryffindor scarf has the same maroon and yellow colors but is knit in different patterns for each year of Hogwarts. Who knew? Apparently this particular pattern is from the Prisoner of Azkaban film. The body of the scarf is 5 feet long, with 12-inch fringe on both ends, so it’s a substantial garment. And so very cool!

The scarf is knit in the round on circular needles. Here it is in progress, about half done.
How to Make a Harry Potter Scarf

You can see the alternating stripes and large block of red that make up the pattern.
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Fringe detail
How to Make a Harry Potter Scarf

Since the scarf is knit in the round, it winds up being two layers and is fairly thick and warm.
How to Make a Harry Potter Scarf

Harry Potter Gryffindor Knit Scarf

2-3 skeins Lion Brand Wool-Ease yarn, Cranberry (longer scarf requires 3 skeins)
1 skein Lion Brand Wool-Ease yarn, Mustard
16-inch circular needle, US size 7 (4.5mm)
Stitch marker
Crochet hook (for fringe)

Finished size: about 8 inches wide x 5-6 feet long (without fringe)

Using red yarn, cast on 70 stitches and place a marker. Being careful not to twist cast on stitches, join and knit in the round, knitting every row.

Knit 30 rows red.
Knit 4 rows yellow.
Knit 4 rows red.
Knit 4 rows yellow.
Repeat this pattern until scarf measures 5-6 feet long, ending with a 30 row block of red. Bind off.

Cut 70 pieces of red yarn, 24 inches long. Lay scarf flat and gently smooth it to make sure scarf is not twisted, and match up the ends evenly. Put the crochet hook through both sides of the end of the scarf. Fold a piece of fringe in half and use crochet hook to pull the looped end through both sides of scarf. Pull both ends of yarn through the loop and pull them snug so the fringe tightens up against the scarf. Repeat, using 35 pieces of fringe for each end of scarf.

Alternative yarns: Knit Picks Swish Worsted or Knit Picks Wool of the Andes in Hollyberry and Turmeric.

Here is a good tutorial on making the fringe.

Notes: You can use size 8 or even size 9 needles for slightly larger and more loosely knit scarf.

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Maroon and Gold are the colors of Gryffindor house, and you’ll need to show them off on Harry’s tie, scarf and robe.

Make a Gryffindor scarf, such as the Gryffindor Scarf pattern available in’s DIY Fashion section, or one of Leaky Crafts’ own knit or crochet versions.

Start out with a gold tie. Use red fabric paint to add the lines on the tie. If you’re using paint and a brush, employ a ruler to help you make straight lines. A fabric pen works much easier in this case and most fabric stores have them in many colors. Make two thick lines, then skip an inch and make a very thin line. Skip another inch and repeat this pattern.

Make your own Gryffindor Robe in any size using the How-To Gryffindor Robes tutorial available in’s DIY Fashion section, or the Simple Canon Robes tutorial here on Leaky Crafts.

Find a pair of glasses at your local thrift store, or make your own with the Print a Pair of Harry Potter Glasses tutorial available in’s DIY Fashion section.

Harry’s dark brown mop top is easy for most kids to pull off. If you have lighter hair, there are lots of semi-permanent hair colors out there to try if you don’t mind committing to brown hair for a few months.

Any thin stick can be made into a wand. Peel off any bark and use a piece of sandpaper to smooth down the sides of the stick. For a pointed end, use a small knife to whittle the end of the stick. Shaving the end of the stick should be done with adult supervision. Apply a dark or light wood varnish to your smoothed wand.

You could also use DIY Fashion’s Easy Pencil Wand for kids, or one of the many wand tutorials available on Leaky Crafts in the Woodwork and Other Crafts sections, or spring for a toy Harry Potter wand.

School Uniform
Look in your local thrift stores for a white button-down shirt and a black or gray vest to wear over it.

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Sunday, December 6, 2009

Fabulously Simple Harry Potter Scarf-Crochet

How to Make a Harry Potter Scarf

I must admit, I am a Harry Potter lover. So I decided that I should make a scarf to wear to the premiers of the next two movies (Deathly Hollows part 1 and 2) in my favorite house’s colors. In my case, I like Ravenclaw the most, and the book versions of the Ravenclaw colors the best (in the book they are blue and bronze, in the movies they are blue and grey). This scarf is very simple, and is done in all one stitch. It is perfect for those of you who:
a) love the Harry Potter books/movies
b) want to get better at changing colors
c) are going on a long trip or are sick and want a project that is simple and doesn’t require too much yarn.

You can do this scarf in the Hogwarts house colors, or in just any colors you think look good. But for those of you doing the HP colors, here’s a list of which house uses which colors. The bold ones are your main color.
Gryffindor (Harry’s house): Scarlet and gold
Slytherin (the so-called “evil” house): Green and silver
Ravenclaw (the ones who like to learn aka the “smart” people house): blue and either bronze (books) or grey (movies)
Hufflepuff( Finders!): Yellow and black

What you’ll need:
About 7 oz. of your main color (try the Caron brand simply soft yarn)
About 4 oz. of your secondary color
A hook to obtain the proper gauge (this can vary between yarn, but for the kind I used, a medium bulk worsted weight yarn, I used an I/9-5.40mm hook)
Tapestry (Yarn) needle

How to make it:
in main color, CH 24
skip the first 2 CHs, HDC in each CH across (22 stitches)
*CH 2, HDC across
Repeat from * until you have 18 rows (this includes the first row of HDC), for the last row, DO NOT chain 2, leave the last HDC unfinished so there are three loops on your hook.
That is your first main color block. Now you are ready to start the secondary color bars. It’s easier than it sounds.
Start your secondary color by pulling it through the three loops like you would if you were doing another row of your main color, but leave about a 6 inch long tail, then chain 2.
Make two rows of HDC the same way you did with the main color block.
On the last HDC of your 2 secondary color rows, switch back to your main color, remembering to leave a 6 inch long tail.
Do 2 rows in your main color, then switch back to your secondary color and do 2 more rows of it.
When you finish two stripes in your secondary color (each stripe being two rows), you have completed one leg of the pattern!
Now all you have to do is make another block of 18 rows, then another set of stripes, and keep going until the scarf is as long as you want it to be. It gets long quickly, so remember to check the length after every few blocks of your main color.
Tie off when scarf is as long as you want, weave in all loose ends.

Fringe (optional):
You have 22 stitches on each end with which to put fringe. That means you should cut eleven strands of equal length in each color.
Start with your main color. Fold it in half, then take your crochet hook and pull the folded part through the end little loops. You will now have a loop on one side and 2 strands on the other. Pull both strands through the loop and pull tight. Repeat that technique while alternating colors all along the bottom, and then repeat on the other side.
Once you’ve done that, your scarf is done! Congratulations!

Introduction: Harry Potter Scarf Bookmarks

How to Make a Harry Potter Scarf

How to Make a Harry Potter Scarf

How to Make a Harry Potter Scarf

With “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” in my hot little hands, it was time for a new bookmark. or several.

Here are knitting patterns for Harry Potter inspired scarves, for not just Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, but also Ilvermorny School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. 2 schools, 2 styles of scarf bookmark, and the instructions for all the Hogwarts Houses.

The Ilvermorny style is thinner, but requires darning in tails. The Hogwarts style is knitted as a sort of tube which coceals all the backs of the knitting, so is neater, but wider.

Step 1: Hogwarts House Scarf Bookmarks

You will need 4mm double pointed needles, and DK (8ply) yarn in your chosen House colours.

You can make these in any of the house colours. For your reference (main colour is listed first)
Gryffindor – Scarlet and gold
Slytherin – Green and silver
Ravenclaw – Blue and bronze
Hufflepuff – Yellow and black

Cast on 9 stitches in the main color on a 4mm double pointed needle. On the first row knit into the front of the stitch, and place the new stitch on a needle as usual. However, do not remove the back of the stitch yet. Knit into the back and place this stitch onto a second needle. You now have 3 needles running. Repeat this on every stitch on the row. You should end up with 18 stitches, 9 on each needle.

Now you knit in the round.

Knit 6 rotations (rows on each needle in the round).

Change to the secondary colour. Knit 2 rotations.

Knit 8 rotations in the main colour.

Repeat the secondary colour and main colour rotations until you have 5 thin stripes in the secondary colour.

Change back to the main colour.

Knit 6 rotations.

Cast off by holding both needles together, and complete a 3 needle bind off.

Darn in your tails at each end.

Using a crochet hook and short lengths of yarn, pull the yarn through the scarf as shown in the pictures to create tassels.

Step 2: Ilvermorny School of Witchcraft and Wizardry Scarf Bookmark

For those wanting an American wizarding school option (or a slightly easier knitting task). The colours and style are based on the description of the Ilvermorney school uniforms on Pottermore.

Now, the American school in the Harry Potter canon has houses, but they all wear the same uniform…. in cranberry and blue…. with a robe tied with a Gordian knot.
This scarf is easier than the Hogwarts one, but you can swap out the colours in either project if you wish to create a scarf in the style you prefer.

Cast on 8 stitches in Cranberry.

This scarf is knit in seed stitch. If you are unused to it, follow this repeating pattern. Row 1: (knit 1, purl 1) repeat to the end. Row 2: (purl 1, knit 1) repeat to the end. Repeat these 2 rows on alternating rows to form the pattern.

Seed stitch 12 rows in cranberry

Change to blue. To keep the right side of the scarf looking neat, knit the first full row of blue.

Using the seed stitch pattern, complete 24 rows.

Change to cranberry. Knit the first row of cranberry.

Using the seed stitch pattern, complete 12 rows in cranberry.

Using both the blue and cranberry yarn, pull loops of yarn through the ends of the scarf as shown in the images to create the tassels.

Using gold yarn, stitch on a gordian knot design. I chose a very simple one. You can do this with more elaborateness if desired.

Introduction: Harry Potter Themed Scarf

How to Make a Harry Potter Scarf

How to Make a Harry Potter Scarf

FYI: I do not, in any way, begin to claim that I own the rights to anything Harry Potter. If I did I wouldn’t be working two jobs and trying to pay off student loan debt! But enough of me blabbing. on to the fun stuff!

Needle: #8 circular knitting needles

Yarn: Two colors in your choice of house. For those who are super serious about this and are afraid of choosing the wrong colors, I’ve done the leg work for you:
-Gryffindor: Main color (MC): Red Heart Burgundy #376. Secondary color (SC): Red Heart Gold #321
– Book Version MC: Red Heart Soft Navy #387 SC: Red Heart Pumpkin #254
– Movie Version MC: Red Heart Soft Navy #387 SC: Red Heart Grey Heather #400
-Hufflepuff: MC: Red Heart Yellow #324 SC: Red Heart Black #312
-Slytherin: MC: Red Heart Hunter Green #389. SC: Red Heart Grey Heather #400

Cast on 50 stitches in the main color (MC). Join together. (There are many different ways to join together. The way I do it, take the last stitch on your right needle and slip it onto your left. Take what is now the second stitch on the left needle and slip it over the first. Now treat it as the 50th stitch instead of the first.)

Knit 35 rows in MC. Join together the last row. (Joining together the last row will help keep the different color rows even so that you don’t have a crimson row turning into a gold row.) Add on the secondary color (SC).

**Knit 4 rows in SC. Join the last row. Switch to MC and stitch 4 rows. Join the last row. Switch to the SC and knit 4 rows, joining the last row together. Finally, switch back to MC and knit 35 rows, joining the last row together.

Repeat from ** 4 times. Cast off.

Time to fringe! Hooray! Folding the scarf on itself, we are going to fringe together the ends. this will make the scarf double think and double warm. Each fringe will have 3 8″ strings of yarn. 2 in MC and 1 in SC. I joined stitches together every other stitch. So basically gather together the 3 strings for the first fringe. Fold in half. Put this loop through the first set of stitches and pull the ends through the loop till tight. Repeat every other set of stitches. I used 24 sets of of fringe, 12 for each end of the scarf.

And now you can show off your Harry Potter fandom with pride!

How to Make a Harry Potter Scarf

How to Make a Harry Potter Scarf

How to Make a Harry Potter Scarf

How to Make a Harry Potter Scarf

How to Make a Harry Potter Scarf

Hogwarts Scarf

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A very similar version of this pattern appears in Charmed Knits on page 70.

Formerly available at knit atypically website. Also available at the forum for The Leaky Cauldron, Leaky Lounge, here.

Stockinette scarf knit in the round on 16″ circular needles.

Recommended Yarns:

Unger Utopia (100% acrylic): US9 / 5.5mm

Plymouth Encore Worsted (25% wool, 75% acrylic): US8 / 5.0 mm

Brown Sheep Nature Spun Worsted (100% wool): US7 / 4.5 mm

Possible color choices for each house can be found on the pattern website.


Uses at least 400 yards of each color. Many knitters have cast on fewer stitches than recommended.

From the pattern website:

Hogwarts scarves have nineteen stripes: ten dark stripes and nine light ones, and they begin and end in a dark stripe. Each end has eleven bunches of fringe: six dark and five light, again with dark fringe on both edges.

I tend to like big scarves, and if you watch closely in the movies, Hogwarts scarves are big. For adults, I usually aim for 65-70″ long and 7-8″ wide. That means each stripe is a little over three inches long. Kids’ scarves, of course, should be smaller, depending on their age. I’ve found that a stripe width-to-height ratio of 2:1 to 2.5:1 looks about right.

The scarves are knit in stockinette stitch as tubes. It’s not as scary as it sounds – it means each scarf takes twice as much time and yarn to make, but it’s also twice as warm, has no ‘wrong’ side, and doesn’t curl the way a single piece of stockinette knitting will. Knitting in the round is very much the same as straight-needle knitting. There are two things you’ll need to be careful about: that you pull the cast-on row closed tightly when joining, and that the row isn’t twisted around the needle (otherwise you’ll have to rip back to the beginning and start over). You’ll also want to be sure that you cast on twice the number of stitches as your final width dictates. When finished, the tube is flattened, and each end is closed with fringe.


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How to Make a Harry Potter Scarf

Today we have come up with an article, which is mainly related to the kids. If you have heard about Harry Potter, you probably know the craze of this fiction series all over the world, especially among the kids and teens. But the thing is that the character Harry Potter is loved by everyone, and is there any Harry Potter lover who doesn’t want to look like Harry Potter in a ‘Go as you like’ party. Yes, it’s hard to find. So we have decided ultimately to come up with an article, which will help you all to make a Hogwarts Hat that makes Harry Potter more attractive. Learn making the Hogwarts Sorting Hat in easy steps.

So first of all you will have to arrange for all the supplies, which will be needed to make a Hogwarts hat. Be sure that you have some knowledge before making out this beautiful hat project. So now, it’s time to go with the things that are mostly essential.


4. Cardboard or Cereal Boxes

5. 2 Shades of Brown Paint (One Light and One Dark)

So now, once you have all the things with you, you can start the project as it is very easy to make and you will need just some hours to complete it out. Here we have made the tutorial in step by step procedure with proper image that will make the procedure more easier for you to understand. So be patient and start concentrating on it and you will be getting a beautiful object made from you.


Take the cardboard and cut it to make a circle with a hole in the middle of it. This hole will make the hat sit on your head. Now use the cereal boxes to make a cone shaped top of the hat. Now you will have to cut some pieces in the conical structure for making the eyebrows and mouth, which you find in the Hogwarts hat. Now attach the cardboard piece and the conical structure together with tape to make a hat like base structure. You can see the image how it will look like after you make the same thing.

How to Make a Harry Potter Scarf


Firstly, make a mixture of flour and water in a container and keep it near you. Now, take some strips of newspaper and the mixture of flour and water to make a paper mache of your hat. While making the thing, you should be sure that the hat is totally covered and no part of the base structure is being seen. Now keep the whole thing aside and let it dry for 24 hours.

How to Make a Harry Potter Scarf


Now take a palette in which you can mix up the colors you will be painting. As we have said earlier that you will need to shades of brown color, one is light and the other is dark. So take the brush and paint and mix the color with water to paint.

How to Make a Harry Potter Scarf


Use the lighter shade of the paint to color the whole hat. Once you have finished coloring the complete hat, let it dry for some hours. Now take the darker shade and use it for detailing, such as the folds, to make the cap more interesting. Again, keep it aside to get dry.

How to Make a Harry Potter Scarf

Congrats! You have completed making the Hogwarts Hat and now it’s time to use it. You should be proud of yourself that you made a hat in such a less time and with some minimal items, which are almost available in every home. What can be more interesting than this? So now, you can use it for a party. You have really liked this tutorial don’t forget to share it with our friends, so that they can also make it like you. So it’s Halloween time and you should not forget anymore time.

How to Make a Harry Potter Scarf

Blending my love for the Harry Potter series with my love for knitting, I’ve designed four knit hats representing each of the Hogwarts houses. These free Harry Potter knitting patterns are available for any crafter who’d love to rep Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff or Slytherin in the real world.

Animals are my favorite fair isle hat designs, so naturally, I was inspired by the symbols of each House. If you’d like a brush up on the basics of fair isle knitting in the round before you get started with one of these patterns, check out my guide on the technique!

Check out the Harry Potter knitting patterns I’ve made below:

Hufflepuff Knit Hat Pattern

Full disclosure: Hufflepuff is my House. And I’m proud of it. But I wasn’t sure about my ability to pull off a badger, which is a little harder to properly showcase in knit form. In the end, I’m really happy with the adorable badger face in my knit chart:

How to Make a Harry Potter Scarf

The Hufflepuff hat will require worsted weight yarn in black and yellow. While the added stars and symbols reduce the need to carry too much yarn, watch out for places to float your stitches when doing colorwork.

Download the pattern as a PDF:

The final result is a warm, soft hat that screams Hufflepuff House, yet is cute enough in its own right, too. Don’t want to knit the hat yourself? Buy one from Holly G Hats!

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Gryffindor Knit Hat Pattern

Gryffindors are bold and brave, so my knit hat pattern features three gold lions against a strong red background. If it looks familiar, you may notice that I’ve reused this chart from my Lannister hat in my Game of Thrones knitting series. It’s all about resourcefulness.

How to Make a Harry Potter Scarf

To knit this Gryffindor hat pattern, you’ll need worsted weight yarn in red and gold. Though I don’t quite have the raw courage to be part of this house, I’ll admit it’s one of my favorite designs in my Harry Potter knitting patterns.

Download the pattern as a PDF:

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How to Make a Harry Potter Scarf

How to Make a Harry Potter Scarf

Ravenclaw Knit Hat Pattern

Wit beyond treasure is man’s greatest treasure, but a warm, soft Ravenclaw hat can come pretty close. This blue and bronze hat is designed to show three ravens in flight against a bronze plaque. It’s a royal look worthy of the cleverest House.

How to Make a Harry Potter Scarf

Knitting the Ravenclaw hat requires worsted weight yarn in deep blue and bronze. I had trouble finding yarn in just the right shade, so my picture shows a more golden color. If you find a great bronze-colored yarn, let me know in the comments!

Download the pattern as a PDF:

Warm up your big brain by creating a Ravenclaw hat of your very own. Don’t want to knit the hat yourself? Buy one from Holly G Hats!

  • How to Make a Harry Potter Scarf
  • How to Make a Harry Potter Scarf

Slytherin Knit Hat Pattern

Fight against Slytherin’s bad rap with a lovely, warm hat that showcases Slytherin snakes in a softer light. I adored making this design, charting three vertical snakes against an emerald green background.

How to Make a Harry Potter Scarf

You’ll need emerald green and silver worsted weight yarn to pull off this pattern. I believe in Slytherin’s redemption, so I hope I put enough clever design into this chart to do the House justice.

Download the pattern as a PDF:

Of course, when you have high ambitions, you might also have a busy schedule. Don’t want to knit the hat yourself? Buy one from Holly G Hats!

  • How to Make a Harry Potter Scarf
  • How to Make a Harry Potter Scarf

Harry Potter Knitting Patterns for Each Hogwarts House

These free knitting patterns were a labor of love, which is why I decided to share them with the knitting world. While you should feel free to knit these for yourself and any fellow Hogwarts students, please refrain from selling these patterns or the hats you make from them online.

You can also feel free to share these on social media or your own website, as long as you source this post to give me creator credit!

Any questions? Comment below or send me a message through my contact form!

Deborah is a craft enthusiast. She particularly enjoys creating crafts with a special theme.

How to Make a Harry Potter Scarf

These are fun DIY Harry bookmarks to make. A house color themed bookmark is a fun addition to any Harry Potter book collection! These three different kinds of Harry Potter bookmarks are easy to make for both children and adults.

House Color Scarf Bookmark

How to Make a Harry Potter Scarf

You may craft a bookmark after your favorite house colors.

These house color bookmarks are crafted to imitate the iconic house scarfs of Hogwarts students.

  • Craft Felt (Two House colors of your choice.)
  • Tassel
  • Ribbon
  • Hot Glue

Step 1

Cut a piece of craft felt, 7″ x 2 1/4″.

How to Make a Harry Potter Scarf

Cut felt into the shape of bookmark. This one measures 7 by 2 and a quarter inches.

Step 2

Cut strips of felt one centimeter in width, and long enough to fit on bookmark.

How to Make a Harry Potter Scarf

Cut strips I centimeter in width, of the main house color.

Introduction: Harry Potter DIY

How to Make a Harry Potter Scarf

How to Make a Harry Potter Scarf

How to Make a Harry Potter Scarf

In this instructable we will look at a varaity of ways to make homemade Harry Potter paraphernalia for costumes, play, partys, or just for fun.

To start we will go over some basic and easy projects that you can do with materials found around the house.

(Oh and stay tuned- we will routinly add projects to this instructable or make sequels)

Step 1: Mauraders Map

In this project we will look at different ways to achieve the “Appearing Marauders’ Map” effect. There are a number of ways to do this but I like to keep it as simple as possible so I did it in these three ways.

I got the info on what would work as inks and how to reveal them from this site

1. “The Potions Reveal” Personally I have found this to be one of the easiest ways of doing the marauders’ map because all you need to do is draw a map on paper in a half baking soda half water mix and then pour “Revealo Potion” over it (Grape Juice)

2. “Wand Reveal” This has got to be one of my favorite ways of doing this because the effect is the closest to that in the books and movies. Essentially what you do is get a basic invisible ink set (I got mine on Ebay) and make sure it is one of those that has a light to show the ink, and then draw the map with the pen included in the set and wire up the light from the set into either a homemade wand (I usually use the paper wand method when doing this to make running the wires up the wand easier) or any other hollow wand you might have. You may also be able to do this method using some tonic water and a black light if you can find one small enough to fit in your wand or can incorporate the larger light somehow into the harry potter theme.

3. “Heat Reveal” This method is very similar to the wand reveal method but it is a little bit cheaper if you happen to have the right materials laying around. Essentially the idea is that you are going to use heat instead of light to reveal the marauders’ map. I have not actually tried this method yet but in theory I would find a small but powerful light bulb that was small enough to fit in the tip of my wand and wire it up though my wand then draw with vinegar a basic marauders’ map and reveal it. Personally I have not done this yet due mostly to lack of time but also because this is not really the best method because I imagine that if you are using heat to reveal the marauders’ map it will be burning the fibers in the paper which would mean that it would stay revealed. Good for secret notes and perhaps other magical means but not the best for this particular purpose.

Step 2: Howler

In this step we will go over how to make an easy but realistic howler for about ten bucks.

First off the idea here is that we are using a recordable greeting card to send our voices in a howler. I have found that this is a remarkably simple way to get a very “true to the movie” effect.

(Sorry about not having any pictures I intend to add some later if my camera starts working or I get a new one)

So essentially what you are going to need is a study standard envelope and a recordable greeting card. First, paint the envelope red. Then take apart the greeting card and glue it into the envelope so that when you open the envelope it starts talking. Just glue it in using the same principal used to make it work when the greeting card is opened just makes it so it talks when the envelope is open. Then record a seething message and use a sticker to close the envelope. You now have a real Howler!

Also if this method is too pricy or you want a howler more for looks than function then you may want to just paint an envelope red or instead of a recordable greeting card module just stick some sort of noisemaker in there so it scares or annoys the opener.

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