What’s a stylish yet cozy way of keeping Jack Frost from nipping at your red-tipped ears? A crochet ear warmer! Crisp mornings and chill evenings call for cozy crochet ear warmer patterns to keep us warm and toasty not only on our bodies but on our ears as well.
These ear warmer crochet patterns are extremely versatile. Wear them throughout the entire chilly season, with hair up or down, under a helmet, or even with a beanie or cap. You’ll discover many stylish ways to keep your ears snuggled without sacrificing comfort with any of these patterns below.
Here at Made from Yarn, we’ve made sure to include free crochet ear warmer patterns that range from earmuffs to headband ear warmers. Surely, everyone can find a design and fit that works for them.
Crochet a bunch of them in the springtime, in the summer, whenever you have free time, and you’ll have a handful of them to alternate with during the fall and winter. Since these free easy ear warmer crochet patterns work up quick and are stretchable, they make amazing Christmas and Thanksgiving gifts!
With just a couple of materials, some basic knowledge of crocheting (check out the complete guide to crochet for beginners if you need some guidance), and some patience, you’ll be able to put on a lovely, warm crochet ear warmer of your own and stay toasty this fall and winter.
1. What do I need to crochet an earwarmer?
As you browse through this roundup, you will realize that most, if not all, of the patterns call for the same tools. However, some patterns do have variations, such as buttons, or require some sewing work. Hence, always refer back for a more accurate list of what to prepare.
Commonly used tools for crochet ear warmer patterns are: 1. Crochet hook 2. Yarn 3. Yarn Needle or Tapestry needle 4. Scissors 5. Measuring Tape
2. How do you crochet a headband ear warmer pattern?
Crocheting ear warmers is extremely easy! The only challenge with some of these patterns is that you may come across a stitch that you are unfamiliar with, but other than that, they are all quick and easy crochet ear warmer patterns. For unfamiliar stitches, all you need is some practice, and you can even practice while crocheting as they are all made in rows, repetitively.
Here is a brief summary of the steps in most of these free crochet ear warmer patterns: 1. Chain the given number of stitches according to the size chart for the size you want 2. If the pattern works in the round, connect the chains together to form a ring. Otherwise, crochet them in rows. 3. Work the stitch indicated in the pattern to start the first round or first row. 4. Continue working the pattern until it is complete. 5. Fasten off and weave in loose ends with a yarn needle.
3. How long does it take to headband-style crochet an ear warmer?
These crochet headband patterns are some of the quickest crochet projects to work up. Simply because the steps are repetitive, the project is small. Also, bulky or super bulky yarn is usually used, so you won’t have to crochet as much as you normally would.
Most of the ear warmer crochet patterns indicate that they take an hour or so for each ear warmer headband. However, this very much depends on the size of your headband, the type of yarn used, and your crochet speed and familiarity with the design.
4. Are there any tips for crocheting a crochet ear warmer headband?
There are, in fact, a few important tips that will help you achieve the correct-sized headband every time: 1. Follow the Gauge in the Pattern Using the correct gauge, or stitches per inch, is essential to ensuring that your headband fits perfectly. Crocheting too loosely will result in a headband that is too big, and crocheting too tightly will result in a headband that is too small.
2. Measure First, measure the circumference of the head of the person you are crocheting this ear warmer for. You can then add or subtract the rows required in your pattern to adjust the width of the ear warmer.
You will be able to find the crochet ear warmer size chart in most of these patterns. However, for your convenience, we list them in the next question.
3. Use the Recommended Yarn Weight and Type Yarn material is more flexible, as you can choose the type of yarn according to its qualities, availability, and personal preference. However, for yarn weight, it’s best to follow the ear warmer crochet pattern so it won’t turn out differently in size.
5. What are the headband sizes of crochet ear warmers?
Generally speaking, the ear warmer should be two inches smaller than the wearer’s head circumference. For precise sizing information, please refer to the pattern. 1. Newborn: 11″–12″ 2. Baby: 12″–14″ 3. Toddler: 3. Toddler: 14″–16″. 4. Child: 16″–18″. 5. Teen: 18″–20″. 6. Small, Adult: 19″–20″. 7. Medium, Adult: 20″– 21″. 8. Large, Adult: 21″–22″.
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Without further ado, here is a roundup of 36 Free Crochet Ear Warmer Patterns. From basic stitches to more special stitches like Tunisian crochet stitch and Alpine stitch, you’ll find an array of textures here for you.
This modern herringbone stitch crochet twist head warmer will keep you warm and stylish all Fall and Winter long! Its simple crochet pattern fits any size ear warmer, from baby to adult. And, thanks to the use of medium-weight yarn, it works up quickly.
It's simple to make this twisted crochet headband ear warmer. Basically, it's a flat rectangle that has been folded and seamed in a specific way to appear to have a twist in it. When the slip stitches are only worked in the back loop, the fabric resembles knitted fabric—one of the best outcomes from a simple stitch that even a beginner can master.
Winter doesn't have to be dull and boring. Brighten up your days with this adorable bear crochet earmuffs. The video tutorial will guide you on how to crochet the ear warmer and transform it into a cute little bear.
You can wear this ear warmer with any type of outfit. It's a simple but stunning pattern that's easy to crochet. Alter the pattern to make a twisted headband, or hide the seam with an embellishment like a button.
If you're into the Boho look, you'll love this crochet ear warmer with a trendy bobble twist. It's full of character and texture thanks to a clever combination of the camel stitch and the bobble stitch. There are three sizing options for this crochet twisted headband pattern.
These faux fur crochet earmuffs take only one hour to complete. It was inspired by the granny square earmuffs that have recently become popular. Aside from its trendiness, it certainly brings warmth in the cold weather.
This ribbed crochet ear warmer covers the head and ears well, almost like a beanie, except it has a hole at the top of the head to accommodate your buns and ponytail. This beginner-friendly ribbed crochet ear warmer pattern is easy and all you need to know is how to chain, half double crochet, and single crochet.
The crunch stitch was used to create this adorable headband. This stitch is lovely and has a lot of texture. However, unlike some textured stitches, it uses very little yarn. Plus, it's so simple to crochet that even a beginner could do it!
This set of sheep earmuffs is super cute. The pattern calls for the loop stitch, which can be challenging for some beginners. Although time-consuming, the end result is too cute to pass up. There are a lot of pictures in this pattern, especially for the assembly portion, which can be helpful for beginners.
As the weather begins to turn chilly, a crocheted ear warmer is the perfect finishing touch. It looks great whether your hair is in a bun, a ponytail, or down. The Herringbone Single Crochet Stitch is used throughout the pattern to create this thick and chunky crochet fabric.
This adorable ear warmer can be worked up quickly, and you can finish one or two in a single sitting. It is made with the classic and timeless Alpine crochet stitch, which uses a series of double crochets and front post stitches.
The Cloud 9 Ear Warmer is so soft and fluffy that wearing it feels like having a cloud draped over your head. They are quick to make and require less than one skein of yarn, making them ideal for using up scraps.
This pattern is so gorgeous and textured. It appears to be very intricate and complicated. However, once you figure out where to place the stitches, the diamond pattern will appear without any further effort on your part.
The Celtic Winters Ear Warmer has a beautiful texture, and despite appearances, the Celtic weave stitch is quite simple to crochet. There is a video tutorial at the bottom of the page that will show you how to do the two-row repeat.
This chevron crochet headband is ideal for the early fall and winter months. It's a stylish way to keep your ears toasty. This cozy ear warmer is a great last-minute handmade gift for friends and family this fall.