Harry Potter Hogwarts Gryffindor Scarf Pattern

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.

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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.

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Harry Potter Hogwarts Gryffindor Scarf Pattern

Here is what you will need to make this scarf:


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.

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:

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11 thoughts on “Harry Potter Hogwarts Gryffindor Scarf Pattern

  1. Hi, I’m new at knitting and started this project. How do you see up the ends once finished. I’ve tried searching for a tutorial but can’t seem to find one. Any advice would be most appreciated!

    1. Hi Tracie, there’s no real technique that I know of. I just line up the stitches and sew them together lol. Its okay if its not perfect, the tassels will cover it up 🙂

  2. Where oh where did you find the Gryfindor crest to sew on the scarf??? My scarf is almost finished and I want to put the crest on it before I start another one.

  3. Thank you so much for this pattern. I’m wondering if I place a purl stitch at the beginning and halfway mark to mock a seam if it would lay better. Did you find that this method caved the knitting into a roll? And do you think my idea would be good to use?

    1. That is a great idea Peggy! I didn’t find any issue with it caving into a roll because it is quite long. Also when you sinch the ends together it lays flat nicely.

  4. Hi my daughter is a fan of Harry Potter but would appreciate the Ravenclaw knitted scarf do you have a pattern I could purchase ?

    1. You could actually use this pattern and just switch the colors to Ravenclaw colors, that’s what I’m doing for the different scarves for people who like different houses.

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