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)
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.|
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!