Let’s learn how to make The Basic Crochet Ear Warmers pattern. The ear warmers crochet pattern is a beginner friendly design that works up in less than an hour, and the best part, the sizing is fully customizable!
The Basic Crochet Ear Warmers pattern is a timeless design, that offers several finishing options to fully customize. The ear warmers are a quick project, using a small amount of super bulky yarn, and they’re the perfect project to stock up on for market prep. The pattern features an easy repeat design, making it easy to customize to any size you’d like, by making a few small adjustments, which are outlined below.
The Basic Crochet Ear Warmers pattern is worked in rows to form a band, and then joined to create a continuous loop that fits around your head. The thick band creates a cute, stylish look and adds a lot of warmth for those colder months.
The pattern is written using super bulky yarn. I like using Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick. The color shown below is Oatmeal.
The Basic Crochet Ear Warmers pattern instructions allow you to make the ear warmers in any size using any yarn and hook size. Simply follow the pattern instructions until the desired length and width are met. I have included instructions for multiple sizes, using size 6 super bulky yarn and N15/10mm Crochet Hook. I prefer a band width of 3 inches for ages 0-12 Months, 4 inches for 1-10 years, and 5 inches for Teen-Adult. Below are standard head measurements by age:
0-6 Months, Circumference 14-16 Inches
6-12 Months, Circumference 16-18 Inches
Toddler (1-3 Years) – Circumference 18-19 Inches
Child (3-10 Years) – 19-20.5 Inches
Teen/Women’s Small – 21 Inches
Women’s Medium – 22 Inches
Women’s Large – 23 Inches
Women’s Extra Large – 24 Inches
Adjusting Band Width – Add or subtract chains from the foundation chain.
Adjusting Circumference – Add or subtract rows. The finished band should be a few inches shorter than your desired circumference, as it will have stretch.
Additionally, if you change the yarn size of the project, be sure to adjust your hook size accordingly.
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Stitch Key | US Terms
beg – beginning
ch(s) – chain/chains
hdc – half double crochet
rnd(s) – round/rounds
sl st – slip stitch
st(s) – stitch/stitches
Size 6, Super Bulky Yarn
Approximately 50 yards (or less), depending on embellishments added.
I prefer Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick , (results will vary depending on yarn used)
N15/10mm Crochet Hook (or size to meet gauge)
Flexible Measuring Tape
Optional Button, Needle, & Thread for Interchangeable/Removable Daisy
Gauge | Working in Rows
8 sts & 6 rows of hdc = 4” with N Hook
Please be sure to check your gauge before starting, as tension can vary greatly from person to person and depending on the yarn used.
– Beg chs do NOT count as st, work first st in same st as beg ch.
– For a fun variation try working each row of hdc in the back loops only.
Baby Size | Band Width 3”
Row 1. Loosely ch 7 (or until ch measures approximately 3”, or desired band width), hdc in 2nd ch from hook, and remaining chs across, turn. (6 hdc)
Row 2. Ch 2, hdc across, turn. (6 hdc), continue to row 3 below for all sizes.
Toddler Size | Band Width 4”
Row 1. Loosely ch 9 (or until ch measures approximately 4”, or desired band width), hdc in 2nd ch from hook, and remaining chs across, turn. (8 hdc)
Row 2. Ch 2, hdc across, turn. (8 hdc), continue to row 3 below for all sizes.
Adult | Band Width 5 Inches
Row 1. Loosely ch 11 (or until ch measures approximately 5”, or desired band width), hdc in 2nd ch from hook, and remaining chs across, turn. (10 hdc)
Row 2. Ch 2, hdc across, turn. (10 hdc), continue to row 3 below for all sizes.
Row 3 All Sizes. Repeat row 2 as many times as necessary to get to desired length (reference band sizing recommendations above) make sure to make the band a little smaller than the desired size as it will stretch and should be a little snug, so it doesn’t move around on your head.
Fasten off leaving a long tail end (about 12”)
You will now join the foundation chain and last row together to form a continuous piece.
Fold the short sides of the piece together & line up the sts. Very loosely whip stitch through the foundation chs & under both loops of the last row of hdc. Repeat across until the piece is fully joined.
Weave in loose ends. You can also sl st the sides together, but I find the seem is a lot less bulky by using the whip stitch method.
Your crochet ear warmers are complete!!
See below for instructions on how to make the ear warmers turban style or with an optional flower.
To make the Ear warmers Turban Style take a long piece of yarn doubled up (about 1 yard), wrap the yarn around the seam of the band several times pulling tight to cinch it in a bit. Once you have the desired look, fasten off and weave in the loose ends.
You can adjust the width of the wrapped yarn as desired.
This Flower Embellishment can be adjusted to any size by using a different size yarn and hook. I prefer using the same yarn and hook size as the ear warmers. The button size used in the picture above is 20mm.
Using N Hook, & Size 6 Super Bulky Yarn
Step 1. Make a magic circle (several tutorials are available online if you are unfamiliar with the magic circle), ch 1, 5 sc in circle, pull string to close circle slightly (make sure the circle is left open enough to slip over your button), join with sl st in beg ch 1.
Step 2. Ch 2, (2dc, sl st) in same st as ch 2. In next st, *sl st, ch 2, 2dc, sl st, repeat from * in next 4 stitches (you should have a total of 6 petals), join with sl st in beg ch 1.
Fasten Off & Weave in Loose ends.
Step 3. Sew button onto side of ear warmers, place flower over button.
These simple rose inspired flowers can be made in any size by adjusting the number of beg chs. You can also use a different yarn and hook size to obtain different sizes.
Using J Hook, & Size 6 Super Bulky Yarn, Ch 40 leaving a 10” beg tail.
Row 1. work (hdc, dc) in 2nd ch from hook, and in each ch across, sl st in last ch, fasten off leaving a 10” tail.
Starting at the end with the tails, curl/roll flower into a spiral shape, (the tails should be positioned out of the front of flower). Using a tapestry needle weave the tail ends through the front center of the flower to the backside. Working with one tail at a time, weave in and out of the back of the flower, through the ch sts, until the flower is completely intact and in the desired shape.
Use remaining tail ends to affix to headband.
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