The Simba Scarf is the perfect accompaniment to the Simba Slouchy Hat.  It’s made with bulky yarn, but it doesn’t feel bulky around your neck because I created a space for it to pass through itself.  You don’t need to tie a giant knot to keep this scarf in place, and the pompoms just put it over the top!  You’ll be warm and stylish no matter the weather in this awesome scarf. 😊

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Skill Level:  Easy


Lion Brand Hometown in Hoboken Honey – 4 skeins

Hook size N/9.00 mm


8 sc stitches and 8 sc rows = 4”

8 dc stitches and 4 dc rows = 4”


8” wide by 68” long from point to point without pompoms. 


Ch – chain

Sc – single crochet

Dc – double crochet 

St, sts – stitch, stitches

sc2tog – single crochet 2 together (creates 1 decrease)


  1. Beginning chains do not count as stitches.  Always make your first stitch in the very first stitch in the row. 
  2. Special stitch – To do the sc2tog stitch, insert hook in st, draw up a loop (two loops on hook), insert hook in next st, draw up a loop (3 loops on hook), yarn over, draw yarn through all three loops to create one decrease. 
  3. The scarf has a row with a gap in it so that you can thread it through itself.


Chain 2

Row 1:  2 sc in 2nd ch from hook.  2 sts

Row 2:  Turn, ch 1, 2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next st. 3 sts

Row 3:  Turn, ch 1, 2 sc in next st, 1 sc in each st across row. 4 sts

Rows 4 – 14:  Repeat row 3.  Your stitches will increase by 1 with each row. 

Row15:  Turn, ch 2, dc in first st and each st across row.  15 sts

Rows 16 – 50:  Repeat row 15. 

Row 51:  Turn, dc in first 5 sts, ch 5, sk 5, dc in last 5 sts.  (This is the row that creates the gap.)

Row 52:  Turn, dc in first 5 sts, dc in each of next 5 chains, dc in last 5 sts.

Rows 53 – 68:  Turn, ch 2, dc in first st and each st across row.  15 sts

Row 69:  Turn, ch 1, sc in each st across row.  15 sts

Row 70:  Turn, ch 1, sc2tog, sc in each st across row. 14 sts

Rows 71 – 83:  Repeat row 70.  Your stitches will decrease by 1 with each row until you have just 1 sc2tog stitch.  Tie off and weave in ends.

For the pompom (make 2):

Cut a piece of yarn about 12” long so that you can wrap it around your pompom like a belt and tie it to the scarf.  You can use a pompom maker, or simply wrap the yarn around a piece of cardboard that is 6” wide or a book of the same size.  After being cut, you will need to end up with 80 yarn pieces that are about 6” long.  (So if you choose to wrap the yarn around a book or something similar, you will need to wrap it 40 times) Carefully slide the looped yarn off and tie it very tightly in the middle with the 12” piece of yarn.  Cut through the loops on each end of your pompom. Weave the two loose ends of the yarn that is belted around your pompom through each end of the scarf and tie it to secure it in place.  The loose ends will blend in with the pompom.