Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Ribbed Bow Ear Warmer Pattern





This adorable ear warmer is the perfect addition to a cute winter outfit. It looks great worn over your hair when it's down, or like a headband when your hair is up. I think it would look nice in a cream, tan, or pink color as well. I will have to experiment with different colors and yarn weights. It works up really quickly, so it would make a great last-minute holiday gift.

You may sell the finished product if you use this pattern, but please reference and link this post. Please don't claim this pattern as your own or sell the pattern. I'd love to see pictures of your finished product! You can put them on Ravelry or post them on my Facebook Page.

You can also purchase this ear warmer from my Etsy Shop and customize the color.

Materials:
<1 skein of Grey Craft Smart Yarn
Size H crochet hook (5.00 mm)
Tapestry needle
Stitch marker

Abbreviations:
ch = chain
hdc = half double crochet
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
st = stitch

Notes:
I worked this in a continuous round. Do not sl st to join. Move the stitch marker up at the end of each round. I just used a strand of yarn that was a different color than the yarn I was working with.


Ear Warmer:
Ch an amount that will fit around your head perfectly. The headband will stretch, so don't make the chain too loose.
Sl st with the beginning of the chain to make a circle. Be careful not to twist the loop. You will now be working in a round.

Round 1:
Hdc in each ch around. Do not sl st to join. You will be working in a continuous round.

Round 2-10:
Hdc in each st around. If you turn the piece towards you, you'll see the loop that you will make the hdc in. It's the loop behind the two stitches you would normally do the hdc in. When you do this, it pushes the two loops to the front and makes the knit ribbing effect.

When finished, skip 1 st and sl st in the next st. Fasten off and weave in ends. 

This is what the piece looks like after the second row.
Pull the piece towards you and you will see the back loop.
Top view

































Bow Piece:
Ch 13

Row 1:
In second ch from hook, sc and in each ch across. Ch 1 and turn. (12 sc)

Row 2-6:
Sc in each st across. Ch 1 and turn (12 sc)

Fasten off leaving a long tail (~7 inches). Weave in the beginning tail to make the sewing easier.


Assembly:
Scrunch up the ear warmer the way you like and wrap the bow piece around it. If you have a bit of a lip when you ended the ear warmer, scrunch up that area so it's hidden. With the tapestry needle, sew the ends of the bow piece together tightly on the inside of the ear warmer so it stays in place. Fasten off and weave in all ends when finished.

If any of my instructions or pictures are confusing, please let me know in the comments and I will try to clear things up!

35 comments:

  1. Thank you! I did it yesterday night, quick and easy :) Im glad you shared the pattern!

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    1. Sophie,

      You're welcome! I'm glad you found it easy. If you can, please post pictures of your ear warmer. I'd love to see it! :)

      Best,
      Justine

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  2. i was looking for a clear description for an war warmer so long...i love yours,its great! will try it soon :)

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  3. Thank you so much for allowing people to sell the finished product! I'm working on starting a small, at-home business selling my crochet projects and this is perfect! I know it will be popular :)

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    1. Cassie,

      You're welcome! I'd love to see pictures of it in your shop. :)

      Best,
      Justine

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  4. Thank you for the pattern - very easy to follow!

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  5. Just made a modified version of this for my 1 year old daughter :)

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  6. Just made a modified version of this for my one year old daughter ... Now to make a mama sized one!

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  7. Great pattern! I will be making this ear warmer for the fall/winter season.

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  8. I still can't figure out this pattern :\ I just completed my chain and my hdc in the chain, about to start round 2 and I'm clueless.. can anyone help?

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    1. http://www.myhobbyiscrochet.com/2014/08/how-to-turn-regular-hdc-stitches-into.html

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  9. I just made this and it is even cuter than I hoped it would be! Even my husband gave it a somewhat enthusiastic approval :D After seeing how good it looks on me, OBVIOUSLY I have to make one (ok, ok, more like 5 or 6) for my soon-to-be-newborn daughter! Thank you so much for such an easy project with such awesome results <3

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    1. Thank you for the lovely comment! I'm so glad you enjoyed the pattern. If you can, please post pictures of them on my Facebook page or Ravelry. I'd love to see them! I bet this would look adorable on your daughter :)

      Best,
      Justine

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  10. I am so thankful for this pattern, it's a great one! I was quickly looking at ear warmer patterns for a last minute costume accessory when I came across this one and pinned it right away... (I used neon green yarn for an accessory to my 80's costume), but this pattern is just so dang cute I had to make more in pastel colors for a normal day. It's also really nice to know there's people like you out there who want others to have fun crocheting... so thanks for making this pattern free! :)
    Thanks,
    Evie

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    1. Evie,

      You're welcome! Thank you for the comment, and I'm glad you're able to use this pattern for so many things! :)

      Best,
      Justine

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  11. I just made one of these today and it turned out amazing! I am new to crochet and anxious to try some new things, and this one is just perfect. Easy enough for a beginner but doesn't look like something a beginner made! Thank you for sharing! I can't wait to make some more! Oh, I made mine in black and doubled up with some wheat colored yarn around the edges, looks so nice!

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    1. I'm glad you liked it! I know the feeling of being anxious to make new things, and it's so exciting! Have fun!

      Justine

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  12. What is an average beginning number of chains for an adult? 70-75?

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    1. Lori,

      Yes, around 70 for an adult head.

      Justine

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  13. Starting my 2nd and it's not looking like the pic

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    1. Send me a picture of what you've made and I can try to help you. You can email them to me through the contact page on the top or on my Facebook page.

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  14. My starting chain is not as stretchy as the rest and is causing some difficulty. any suggestions? maybe using a foundation chain stitch instead would give more flexibility?

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    1. Hi Kristen,

      Yes, fhdc can definitely make your headband more flexible. I've found that as I make more rows it becomes more flexible, but if you're having trouble with it, the fhdc is the way to go. Happy crocheting!

      Best,
      Justine

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  15. Thanks for sharing this project! It was very detailed and easy to follow. I love it so much!!

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  16. Love it. I've been crocheting for a week and this turned out beautifully in one quick sitting. I used a bulky weight yarn with an 8 hook so I used 8 rows instead of 10 in the headband and did 2 less ch and 1 less row in the bow and it looks great.

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  17. So just wondering about assembly part a little confused can you go into more details

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    1. Hi Rebekah,

      I folded the headband so that it resembles a bow. Try to pinch the top and bottom of the headband together so you get a little scrunch in the middle. Once you're happy with the way it looks, then wrap the little bow piece around and and sew it together tightly with a tapestry needle. Hope that helps!

      Best,
      Justine

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  18. Just finished making 3 of these for my sisters! thank you for the pattern, they turned out lovely.

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    1. Nicole,

      So glad you enjoyed the pattern! Hope your sisters love the ear warmers. Happy Holidays!

      Best,
      Justine

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  19. I'm a little confused 😕 I finished the chain and you said to slip stitch the beginning of the chain, do I go around the whole chain ? You also said not to use the slip stitch to connect the ends 😳😳 Help please ! 😩😩

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    1. Hi Patrick,

      When you finish your chain, slip stitch to the beginning of the chain the make a circle.

      Once you have the circle, then you work in continuous rounds, which is why you don't join with a slip stich. Hope this helps.

      Justine

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  20. I'm changing colors to make it Seahawks! Love love love it!

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  21. i am a beginner, and i love this pattern. thank you for sharing ♥

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  22. Love this pattern! already made 3 :)

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