This easy crochet pattern will make the perfect winter themed gift, or can be done as fun project to use up your yarn! It’s fast, simple, and only uses 1 skein of yarn for both ear warmers! It can also work as a great stash buster if you want to use up what you already have on hand.
The part that I love the most about this mommy & me pattern is that you can make both ear warmers with only one regular size skein of yarn.
The only difference is that the Wool Ease Lion Brand yarn takes a bigger hook size (6.5mm) because it chunkier and the yarn comes standard at a length of 87 yd. So sometimes you’re cutting it pretty close with getting the set out of a skein. I’ve found that two smaller ear warmers work perfectly though, or a mommy and baby size.
The yarn I used the most before switching to a wool blend was called Bernat Softee Chunky yarn, and is the same gauge (6), plus comes in a standard roll at 108 yd. So you will easily get two ear warmers of any size out of one skein.
Healthy ears in the winter
Not only are these ear warmers the perfect gift to make loved ones, they’re also a necessity in cold or windy weather. And that’s how this pattern came into fruition.
Living in northern Ontario Canada, on a homestead in the woods, means I spend a lot of time (whether I want to or not) outside in the elements. And I was so tired of the repeated ear aches my children and I got year after year.
You may be wondering; why didn’t you just put on a hat? Well friends, I’m one of those people who just isn’t a fan of hats (why are they all so itchy?!). I mean, I will wear one if I have to, but if I can get away with just my handmade ear warmers, you bet I will choose to leave the hat behind!
These crochet ear warmers are my MUST HAVE item for cold weather clothing. I simply could not do what I do each day without them. Plus bonus: you get to wear your hair any way you’d like to since it’s not a hat! #messybunallday
6mm-6.5mm crochet hook (if you prefer a tighter result, use the smaller hook)
Super bulky #6 yarn
Skip the first 2 chains and work into the third chain
Double crochet into each chain (there will be 10 including the one on the end)
At the end of the first row chain 2 and turn your work
Double crochet into the back of each stitch, making sure you have 10 when you get to the end
Chain 2 and repeat
Stop when you have 23 rows
Do not chain 2, do not turn your work
To join the two ends together;
Line up the stitches on each end of your work
Slip stitch into the back of your work and join with the matching chain on the other end
Continue to slip stitch 10 times until the end is joined.
Tie off and weave in the tail
Child size headband
The pattern for the child size size headband is the exact same except you will have less rows to complete.
This pattern is very diverse and fits a wide range of head sizes, age 2-10 would work well for this smaller pattern.
Follow the above pattern the exact same way, but stop at 21 rows and then join together.
Happy crocheting friends, and stay warm!