Thanks everyone for the kind words. It was all worth it, when my DS had such a good time at the party he wore it to.
Thanks for the yarn suggestions, speattle. I will have to check out the color choices in those!
Slim, I used the pattern in the Charmed Knits book. There is a pattern that is almost identical by Atypicalknits. You can find the link at the beginning of the Harry Potter KAL thread. Good luck on your scarf!