Pattern Share: Doctor Who Scarf

I’ve been on a huge classic Who kick lately, and I just had to share this fantastic knitting pattern, which I used to make my own version of Tom Baker’s (4th Doctor’s) scarf. It’s called the Tom Baker Scarf pattern from BBC Enterprises and it is available for free on Ravelry!

The pattern is pretty basic and easy to follow. Because I was (and still am) a very beginner knitter, and as this was the first knitting project I ever attempted, my scarf didn’t really follow the pattern entirely.

I ended up working my scarf in the stockinette stitch (knit one row, purl one row – rinse and repeat), which is lovely, but oh so difficult to lay flat.

One of many failed attempts at steam blocking the scarf so it would lay flat.
One of many failed attempts at steam blocking the scarf so it would lay flat.

My tips for beginner knitters like myself? Follow the pattern. Use the garter stitch. And don’t be afraid to make mistakes!

I will not say how long it took for me to make this scarf, seeing as mine came out to be about 13 feet long excluding the tassels (14 feet long with the tassels), but it’s fantastically warm and so much fun to wear!




I just LOVE LOVE this scarf! It’s super cozy and so much fun to curl up in. It’s like wearing a portable socially-acceptable blanket.

If you love Doctor Who as much as I do, but you don’t want to shell out anywhere from $50 to $100 for a scarf, give this pattern a try! Even with all of my beginner knitting frustrations, I will say that nothing beats that triumphant feeling you get when you finally finish a project. And this project is 14 feet of triumph!

Published by Alex Mikkelborg

I fell in love with crochet in college, and since then I've made hats, scarves, afghans, stuffed animals, Christmas ornaments and so much more! I also recently taught myself how to knit, and now I have twice as many reasons to buy more yarn! "She who dies with the most yarn wins!"

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