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Friday, October 9, 2020

Unicorn Hooded Scarf

 I designed and knitted this scarf for my granddaughters who are very big 'into unicorns at the moment. 

You may know that for the past 8 years I have been helping Syrian children especially orphans, living in refugee camps in Turkey.  LOVE IN THE LANGUAGE OF YARN AND EDUCATION  we provide the children with blankets, clothing, toys etc.  We also help them obtain an education by providing camp schools. 

This pattern is available if you copy and paste.  It would be wonderful if you could see your way to making a donation to help these children get an education. 

This pattern is also available on PDF for a charge of £5 which will provide a child with school bag, pencil case and stationery to enable them to attend the camp school. Please email me at dbjones5559@hotmail.co.uk  to request a PDF pattern. 

You can make a donation via PayPal 


Thanking you in anticipation. 

Unicorn Hooded Scarf

 by Knitting Galore

Size: Child /Adult 

Scarf length 39 ins (99cm) for child/ 55ins (140cm) Adult or required lengh


Chunky  Type Yarn (12ply) :

I used Kartopu Punto stone colour.

4 x 100grms for child or 5-6 x 100grams for adult 

Small amounts of double knitting type yarn :

Deep Pink 



Pale Blue 

Mid Pink

Yellow / gold for horn.

or colours of choice . 

Polyester fibre fill for stuffing of horn or yarn of same colour .

Knitting needles size 8mm 

4mm for motifs 


11 sts + 16 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in Stockinette stitch (k on RS, p on WS) although gauge isn't really necessary for this pattern.


Worked in Stockinette stitch throughout with knit border.

With 8mm needles  cast on 40 stitches and work 2 rows in garter st.

Row 3. Knit

Row 4. knit 2, purl to last 2 sts, knit 2

repeat rows 3 & 4 until work measures 39 ins.

Knit 2 rows.

Cast off.


Fold scarf in half lengthwise and mark centre stitch.

With 8mm needles and chunky yarn pick up 18sts evenly either side of the marker. 36 sts in all. Work on these 36 sts for hood as follows :

Row 1. Knit 

Row 2. Knit 2, purl to last 2sts, knit 2

Repeat rows 1 & 2 until  hood measures 10 ins (26cm)

Cast off . Or before casting off fold in half and perform 3 needle cast off.


Pockets ( make 2)

With 8mm needles and chunky yarn cast on 20sts.

Row 1. Knit 

Row 2. Knit 2, purl to last 2sts, knit 2

Repeat rows 1 & 2 another 9 times ( 20 rows worked)

Knit 2 rows.

Cast off . 


Ears (make 2)

With 8mm needles and chunky yarn 

Cast on 20sts 

knit 6 rows stockinette stitch 

Row 7. knit 2tog, knit 6, knit 2tog, knit 2 tog, knit 6, knit 2 tog.

Row 8. purl

Row 9. knit 2tog, knit 4, knit 2tog, knit 2tog, knit 4, knit 2tog.

Row 10. purl 

Row 11. knit 2tog, knit 2, knit 2tog, knit 2tog, knit 2, knit 2tog.

Row 12. purl 2tog across the row, cut long tail and pass through the stitches on the needle . 

sew side seam.                            

Flowers  ( make 3 in each colour )

With double knitting yarn  and 4mm needles cast on 20 stitches.

Row 1. knit 1, knit front & back, continue in this manor across row (30sts)

Row 2. knit 

Row 3. Knit 2, knit front & back, continue in this manor across row (40sts)

Row 4. knit 

Cast off leaving long tail for sewing . 

Coil into flower and sew in place.


With Gold/ yellow  cast on 21 sts. 

Row 1. Knit. 

Row 2 Purl.

Row 3. (k2, k2tog, k3) repeat to end. (18sts)

Row 4 to 6 purl . 

Row 7. (k2, k2tog, k2) repeat to end.(15 sts)

Row 8- 10 purl.

Row 11. (k2, k2tog, k1) repeat to end . (12sts)

Row 12-14 purl . 

Row 15. (k1, k2tog ,  k1) repeat to end. (9sts)

Row 16-18 purl.

Row 19. (k1, k2tg) repeat to end.(6sts)

Row 20-22 purl.

Row 23. k2tog to end (3sts)

Row 24 purl 

Row 25. k3tog, cut long tail and thread through stitch left on the needle.

Sew seam.

Next Row K2tog, k 1, k2tog – 3 sts.

Next Row Purl.

Next Row K3tog – 1 st.

Cut yarn, leaving a long tail. 

Sew seam.


Sew Pockets in place . 

Using photo as a guide Sew ears and Horn in place.

Sew flowers  in place as desired.

Using 2 stands  8 ins long of each colour to match flowers attach fringe to both edges of the scarf

Using 1 strand of each colour 4 ins long attach fringe to form mane along the seam of the hood.

Now you have your Unicorn Hooded Scarf  to enjoy!

And know that the small amount you paid for this pattern will go a long way to help Love In the Language of Yarn nd Education  to help orphans and children in need. Thankyou!We want your proj  ect to be a success! If you need help with this pattern, e-mail  dbjones5559@hotmail . com support is available 7 days per week. 

Just e-mail to explain your problem and someone will help you!

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