Easiest Knit – Hip Spring Scarf Cowl

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I’m seeing spring clothes out in the stores everywhere, so I decided to knit myself an easy little spring scarf.  This is a perfect scarf for a beginner.  It knits up fast on big needles, and is luxuriously soft! I made this one with Lion Brand Nature’s Choice, 100% Organic Cotton (cotton’s nice and cool for the spring).  Great stuff! I had part of a skein left over from my little lamb hat that I crocheted for my daughter.

You will need:

Between 1-2 Skeins Lion Brand Natures Choice Organic Cotton Yarn (I am not sure if this takes one or two skeins. I used one I had left-over and part of another skein)

Size 17 Knitting Needles


Tapestry Needle


Cast on 24 Stitches

Knit (Garter Stitch) until it reaches the length of approximately 21 inches

Cast off

Seam ends together – I used a simple whip stitch, which to me looks fine, but you can use any stitch you prefer for the seam.

For the tassels:

Each tassel contains two strands of yarn, folded in half, pulled through the scarf and tightened.  Some people use crochet hooks to pull the tassels through, but the stitches are big enough on this scarf to pull them through with your fingers.

For each tassel: Cut two strands of yarn, 8 inches long. Fold in half together, put the folded part through one of the stitches at the bottom of your scarf.  Then draw the end of the tassels through the folded end, pulling tight to create a tassel.  Space them out evenly along the bottom of the scarf. Mine are about 2 1/2 inches apart. If this explanation doesn’t cut it for you on how to add tassels, there are a lot of good tutorials on https://www.youtube.com/ 

Told you it was easy!

Find the yarn I used here:


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  1. I’ll definitely be giving this one a whirl. It doesn’t get much simpler.
    I’d love to receive your newsletter. I’m always on the lookout for new (to be read as ‘quick n easy’) patterns!

    1. You’re welcome, Monika! I hope you enjoy it…..it’s super easy, and I think you will like how soft it is. Let me know if you have any questions as you make it!

  2. I would like to knit this scarf. I have the yarn but I have one question. Size 17 knitting needles….what size is equivalent in mm? Thank you in advance.

    1. Hi Christine,
      It doesn’t say the mm on the needles, but I looked it up and it says US 17 is 12 mm. Enjoy, and let me know if you have any more questions!

  3. I am going to try this scarf for sure. Nice and light.
    Please sign me up to your news letter. Have a great week

    1. Thanks for letting me know Anna Maria! It really is SO light….hope you enjoy! Let me know if you have any questions as you make it. You have a great week as well!

  4. This is a great pattern! I’ve been looking for a super simple pattern for my young daughter and I to knit together. Thanks so much, and please sign me up for your newsletter!

    1. Hi Melissa,
      That makes me so happy that you and your daughter will knit it together! I can’t wait for my daughter to be old enough to knit with me 🙂

  5. Love the scarf, great for spring/summer 🙂 Please sign me up for your newsletter with more easy and quick patterns!!!

  6. Please sign me up for your newsletter. I’m going to start the Hip Scarf tonight! Thank you.

    1. Awesome…thanks Lori! You can always post a pic of the scarf on my Facebook page if you’d like to share. Enjoy!

    1. You’re welcome Carol! I’m happy to share. It is such an easy fast knit…hope you enjoy

  7. I made your cool scarf-I love fringe. I used a lighter weight cotton (Bernat Cottonish)-I thought the type you used might be a bit heavy for me-and cast on 34 stitches and used size 13 needles, so I got very open work but lighter weight. I wanted a bit more heaviness to the fringe so I used a purple (LOVE red and purple) DK weight for that. Wish I could show you a photo. Best, Wendy

    1. Hi Wendy!
      I love your idea to use a lighter weight yarn. Thanks for sharing how you did it, in case anyone else would like to do the same! I would love to see a photo and wish there was a way to upload them right here, but you can post it directly on my Facebook page if you’d like. Thanks so much, and I’m so glad you are happy with it .

  8. just tried to post on your FB page, comment plus photo, didn’t succeed. First the post I guess was on your timeline and it’s supposed to be in “posts to page”? Or do I post it in Timeline and they move it over? I deleted it so can start again (I forgot to post the photo anyway 🙂

    1. Oh, sorry for the trouble! You can just post to timeline, and it will move it over to posts to page. I’d love to see it there, but if it’s too difficult, you can always email it to me mamainastitch@gmail.com. Thanks for trying, Wendy!

    1. Wendy, I wrote you a note on Facebook, but wanted to here as well. I think you did an awesome job on the scarf. The red is so pretty with the purple fringe! You are so creative to dress like my picture-love it!! Great minds think alike ;)! Have a great Monday and thanks again for sharing.

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