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Ear Warmers
A free tutorial
by Jessie At Home


The littles and I wanted to give their awesome principal a Christmas gift. I remembered her helping students out of cars at the drop off door in the snow…with no hat or head/ear covering of any sort. I don’t know if she just forgot, or if she didn’t want to mess up her hair. So I came up with a quick ear warmer pattern that buttons in the back. This is a great way to keep ears warm, without a lot of damage to styled hair!


Yarn: Size 5, Bulky weight, Loops & Threads Charisma used in sample
about 38yds used

Size: one size fits most adult woman and is adjustable by buttons, however, instructions are included on how to alter for sizing


Hook: size J, 6.0mm

Gauge: 10 dc by 6 rows in a 4″ square

Stitches and abbreviations used
sl st ~ slip stitch
ch ~ chain
sc ~ single crochet
hdc ~ half double crochet
dc ~ double crochet
st(s) ~ stitches

Size alterations: To make warmers longer, start with more chains (2.5 per inch) and increase the number of dc in each row by the same amount. To make it shorter, decrease the chains and dc. To make the ear warmers wider, add more rows, to make it thinner, leave off row 5

ch 61


Row 1: working in the bottom loops of the chain sts (see photo), start with the second ch from hook and work row as follows: sl st 10, sc5, hdc5, dc20, hdc5, sc5, sl st 10


Row 2: ch1, turn, sl st 9, sc5, hdc5, dc22, hdc5, sc5, sl st 9


Row 3: ch1, turn, sl st 1, ch2, skip 2 sts, sl st 2, ch2, skip 2 sts, sl st 1, sc5, hdc5, dc24, hdc5, sc5, sl st 8


Row 4: ch1, turn, sl st 7, sc5, hdc5, dc26, hdc5, sc5, sl st 7


Row 5: ch1, turn, sl st 6, sc5, hdc5, dc28, hdc5, sc5, sl st 6


Boarder: ch1, turn, sl st 5, sc50, sl st 5, ch1 (corner) sl st 3, ch1 (corner), sl st10, sc40, sl st 10, clip yarn and end off


weave in ends

sew on buttons on end without button holes


Give or wear and enjoy!!


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19 Comments on Lorraine ~ Free Crochet Ear Warmer Pattern

  1. M Harrison
    December 30, 2012 at 4:45 am (5 years ago)

    This pattern is so cute, i added it to the directory at

    – Megan

  2. Jessie
    December 30, 2012 at 2:20 pm (5 years ago)

    Thank you, Megan! You are welcome to list any of my patterns in your directory. What a wonderful service you have! I have also just started a tips and tricks section (there is a link up at the top of this blog, just under the title) and I am adding video tutorials on various stitches and techniques.

  3. bobby sue jabat
    October 23, 2013 at 10:22 am (4 years ago)

    I love this! so will be on my list of learn how lol 🙂

  4. Amanda
    October 18, 2014 at 11:13 pm (3 years ago)

    I really like this pattern, but I’m having a hard time judging how many to chain initially with super bulky yarn using an N size crochet hook. Could you please advise. Thank you kindly!

    • Jessie
      October 18, 2014 at 11:36 pm (3 years ago)

      As long as your gauge is correct, you can follow the pattern. If it is not the same as mine, you will need to switch hooks or yarn until it is.

  5. Megan
    December 28, 2015 at 6:26 pm (2 years ago)

    I started using this pattern last year and then lost it. There simply is not another pattern like this out there. I get compliments every time I wear mine, and I’m so glad to have found the pattern again. I definitely recommend this earwarmer/headband. It’s wonderful!

    • Jessie
      December 28, 2015 at 7:24 pm (2 years ago)

      I love that you like the pattern so much & I’m glad you found it again. If you’re on Ravelry, it is listed in there, so you can add it to your favorites and it will be super easy to find again. 🙂

  6. bellafatto
    January 21, 2017 at 11:49 am (11 months ago)

    I’ve been searching for a crochet head warmer exactly like yours; one that gives the appearance of short rows which drive me crazy in knitting in the round. I love love this so easy and simple concept. I appreciate the time you’ve taken to share a perfect pattern.

  7. Alita
    May 22, 2017 at 4:55 am (7 months ago)

    Very nice pattern


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