Hello and welcome to Rich Textures Crochet! Today we are going to learn how to crochet this super easy crochet ear warmer!
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Ear warmers are such a great crochet project! They are quick to make and make a great accessory to wear with your own winter gear. They also make great gifts – and last minute gifts if you’re looking for a quick project.
This ear warmer I have decided to line with an ultra soft 100% polyester sherpa fabric. I feel like it really takes this simple project and make it look like something you would find in your favourite shop. The fabric lining also adds extra warmth and coziness. My fabric I picked up at my local Michael’s store. You, of course may use a similar fabric or one of your choice.
Sugar Bush Bliss:
The yarn I used is called Bliss by Sugar Bush Yarns. It is a blended yarn and you will only need one skein! It is a fine weight yarn so you will pair it with a 3.75 mm crochet hook. Buy it here on Yarnspirations:
Sugar Bush Bliss Yarn, Cardinal
Other patterns that are worked with Sugar Bush Yarns includes this Men’s Classic Beanie: Men’s Classic Beanie – Free Crochet Pattern
A Simple Construction:
The crochet ear warmer is simple in design. It is worked in a round using half double crochet stitches that are worked in the third loop. After it is lined with the fabric, you’ll add your final little detailed wrap.
The full crochet pattern will be written out in full below followed by a video tutorial. However if you would like to show the pattern some love, add it to your libraries or purchase a PDF copy, you may do so through either of my Etsy or Ravelry Shops.
Thank you so much for stopping by! Until next time, happy crocheting!
Winter Bliss Ear Warmer:
Skill Level: Easy
Gauge: 20 sts x 18 rows of pattern = 4 inches.
Finished Size: Approximately 4 x 8.5 inches laid flat, 20-21 inch circumference.
Yarn: Bliss by Sugar Bush Yarns (70% extra fine super wash merino wool, 20% mulberry silk, 10% cashmere; 1.75 oz/50g; 105 yds/96 m); 1 Skein (Cherish Cream and True Navy Shown). Weight: #2/Fine. (Buy it now:
Sugar Bush Bliss Yarn, Cardinal)
Hook: Size F/5 (3.75 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.
Notions: Yarn Needle, a small amount of fabric to the dimensions of the ear warmer above.
Stitches and Abbreviations:
Blo – Back Loop Only
Ch – Chain
Hdc – Half Double Crochet
Rpt – Repeat
Sk – Skip
Sl St – Slip Stitch
Yo – Yarn Over
- Pattern is written in American English terms.
- Pattern is worked in rounds.
- Ch 1 at beginning of row does not count as stitch.
- Join, do not turn at the end of each round
- Weave in ends as needed.
- OPTIONAL – Use fabric to line the ear warmer (I used some polyester sherpa fabric found at a local craft store).
- Note: you can change the width of your ear warmer as desired, add or subtract rows. You can also make it smaller or larger by increasing the stitch count of your starting chain/foundation hdc. No particular stitch multiple required.
Free Crochet Pattern:
Rnd 1: Ch 88, join with a sl st to make a ring, ch 1, hdc in each ch all the way around, join with a sl st in the first st. OR work a round of foundation hdc stitches and join with a sl st in the first st. (88 hdc)
Rnds 2-16: Working in the 3rd loop, ch 1, hdc in each st all the way around; join with a sl st in the first st.
Fasten off and weave in your ends.
OPTIONAL: Line your ear warmer using fabric of choice.
To learn how to easily line your crochet ear warmer, see the video tutorial below:
At the front of your headband (I worked this centrepiece over the seam to conceal it), gather the two long side together and secure if desired. Using the left over yarn, around this gathered area, chain 15 and join with a sl st in the first chain.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, hdc in each st all the way around, join with a sl st in the first st. (15 hdc)
Rnds 2-8: Ch 1, working the 3rd loop, hdc in each st all the way around; join with a sl st in the first st.
Fasten off and weave in your ends.