I started this little ditty over 3 months ago, and just recently finished it, just in time for my friend's birthday. Too bad it's getting warmer around here. She (and I) are big Harry Potter fans so this was pretty fun for me to make, and fun to watch her open.
With the leftovers from the scarf, I make a quick little beanie hat (only took two days! love it). Pattern: http://firebrunette.wordpress.com/2007/09/26/single-crochet-beanie-pattern/