8 great quick-make scarves

Scarves are really fun to knit and crochet - they're a great way to show off favourite yarns or stitch patterns, and it's easy to find a design to suit every skill level. Here are some of our favourite scarf patterns - some of them have matching hats too!

Green man - These chunky knits will keep him warm all winter

Utterly loopy neckwarmer - Wear it loose, double it, drape it – this neckwarmer is so versatile!

Baird collar - This stylish, quick-to-knit project includes several techniques to keep it interesting

Warm & cosy set - Teenage boys will love this cool hat and scarf set

Bright beaded scarf - This easy crochet scarf uses just one skein of sock yarn!

Damson cowl - A cowl is a fashionable alternative to a bulky winter scarf

City blocks scarf - This clever scarf will show off your knitting skills and keep the happy wearer snug!

Lacy scarf - This soft scarf is made with 100g of luxurious alpaca yarn