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Happy Hailey Scarf

The Happy Hailey Scarf is a beginner-friendly scarf featuring the popular weaving technique. It’s completely made with chains and double crochet stitches. I’ve used self-striping yarn for that unique color fade effect. This pattern includes instructions for adult and kids size. This easy crochet scarf is part of my special series of patterns dedicated to extended family (people with the same rare tumor as I).

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Happy Hailey Scarf

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Happy Hailey Scarf - easy crochet scarf pattern for beginners with Lion Brand Scarfie yarn

About Hailey

The Happy Hailey Scarf is dedicated to Hailey (2) from Connecticut. She has a twin brother and together they are the cutest twins I’ve ever met. Hailey and I were born with the same rare condition and funny enough we also have the exact same hair color. I got to meet Hailey and her family last January in New York and gave her the scarf I made for her.

Wilma en Hailey wearing the Happy Hailey Scarf

About the design

The name is inspired by Hailey’s happiness. This little bundle of joy is always happy and smiling. I wanted to go for a playful design which is why I chose the weaving technique. It’s simple but beautiful.

Hailey loves pink, so I’ve used a self-striping yarn with pink and grey gradients. It looked absolutely beautiful on her white coat! 😍

Hailey wearing the Happy Hailey Scarf

About the pattern

This easy crochet scarf is made with a combination of crochet and weaving. It’s made with double crochet stitches, chains and 3 threads woven through the chain spaces, creating a beautiful zigzag effect.

By changing the colors you can easily create a different unique scarf. In fact, I’ve made a different version of this scarf for Hailey’s brother with white, beige and blue. Even though it’s the same pattern, the color combination makes it look completely different.

It’s a simple pattern for beginners that works up fast. You can also find a video tutorial which shows you how to make this scarf step by step.

Hailey wearing the Happy Hailey Scarf made by Wilma

About this special series of patterns

I was born with a (benign) tumor in my face. For more than 22 years my doctors did not know what was going on. In 2017 I finally got diagnosed with an ultra rare condition. I immediately started searching for other people and so far I’ve found about 40 people in the whole wide world. It’s amazing how many similarities we have and how much we look alike. Many of my upcoming patterns will be special designs inspired by my new ‘extended family’.

> Read more about me
> Read more about this special series of patterns

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Happy Hailey Scarf

Happy Hailey Scarf - free easy crochet scarf pattern - pinterest pin


– Lionbrand Scarfie color pink/silver (Weight 5/bulky | 312 yds/5.3oz | 285m/150g)
Kids: 1 ball (110g)
Adult: 2 balls (200g)

Crochet hook 6 mm (US J/10 hook)

– Tapestry needle

– Scissors

Finished size

Width: 14 cm / 5.5″
Length: 152 cm / 60” (without fringes)

Width: 18 cm / 7″
Length: 203 cm / 80” (without fringes)


8 ch-sp and 6 rows equal 10 cm x 10 cm / 4” square

Stitches & abbreviations

– st: stitch
– ch: chain
– ch-sp: chain space
– dc: double crochet


– This pattern is written in US terminology

– Scarf is worked in rows: we turn our work at the end of each row

– First 4 chains count as 1 dc and 1 ch

– Pattern contains instructions for kids & adults. Directions for sizes are in parentheses such as “chain 24 (28)” whereas ch 24 stands for kid size and 28 for adult.


Below you can find a video of this crochet shawl tutorial

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Easy crochet scarf pattern

** Note: You can purchase the ad-free PDF version of this pattern on Etsy and Ravelry. The PDF is designed for printing and this way you can support me! **

With crochet hook 6 mm, ch 24 (28)

Row 1:
1 dc in 6th ch from hook, *ch 1, skip 1 ch, 1 dc in next ch* repeat across, turn (10, 12 ch-sp)

Row 2:
ch 4 (counts as 1 dc + 1 ch), *1 dc in next dc, ch 1* repeat across, 1 dc in last st (3rd ch from previous row), turn (10, 12 ch-sp)

Repeat row 2 until row 195 (260) or until it measures 60 (80)”.

Tip: there are many ways to make your first double crochet. I decided to go for the easiest method, which is ch 4 (counts as 1 dc + 1 ch). Some people don’t like this method as it creates holes, but as this scarf is made out of chain spaces, it doesn’t matter. I actually like the ‘waved look’ this stitch creates on both edges! 

Weaving |
Cut 3 strands which are 100 (120)” each and hold them together. Use a big tapestry needle to weave through the chain spaces. Put the needle in the first ch-sp and go over the next ch-sp, under the next ch-sp, etc. Don’t pull too tightly and stretch the fabric back out to make the strands sit nice and flat.

How to weave the strands

Repeat weaving 3 strands through the next 9 (11) rows, making sure to start each row in the opposite ch-sp to create that beautiful zigzag effect.

how the strands should be woven

Fringes |
Turn your loose ends into fringes by simply making a knot. If you want bigger fringes, add some more strands to each end. Trim the bottom to make all strands perfectly even.

how to knot the fringe 1how to knot the 2nd fringe

Pockets (September 2020 update)

Pocket scarfs take over the internet in 2020 and this scarf is perfect for adding pockets! Here’s what I did.

Make 2x

Ch 17

Row 1:
1 dc in 4th ch from hook and each ch across, turn (14)

Row 2:
ch 3, 1 dc in each st across, turn (14)

Row 3 – 12:
Repeat row 2 until your pocket measures 8″ / 20 cm or till you think it’s big enough

Leave a long tail for sewing. Sew pockets onto scarf.

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  1. What a beautiful scarf! I want to thank you for sharing you crochet and your story. I’m sure it hasn’t been easy for you to deal with this and you show a strength, courage and compassion that is inspirational. I am so glad that you have reached out to others with the same condition; you can provide so much to them and there is strength in numbers. Your fiance is a lucky man. God speed Wilma.


  2. Dear Wilma,
    Thank you for sharing your beautiful scarf pattern and your personal story. I am a physician and know how tough it had to have been for you to have gone through your life with this. My husband and I are going to be in Amsterdam for a week before we go on one of those Viking river cruises in late October. Can you suggest any craft, yarn, or other places to go and things to see that deals with crafts? Shops, galleries, etc? We are going to do the tourist things but I want to look at my hobby stuff too! My husband is South African and speaks fluent Afrikaans, I only speak a “bikke” Afrikaans so hopefully, we will be able to get around using more than English.
    Again, thank you for sharing!
    Warm Regards,

  3. I’m so excited to try this! Lol… my name is Haley too! This a beautiful scarf! And I love your work!

  4. Love the pattern Wilma. You are such a beautiful soul. The idea of the yarn woven through and then being turned into a fringe is excellent. Making this one for sure!

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