Wear it plain or dress it up with a big bow! It's easy to customize for any age or size. The interesting texture is fun to crochet and makes a great accessory for cold winter days.
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ear warmer with bow

This project from "Crochet Style: Over 30 Trendy, Classic and Sporty Accessories for All Ages" was reprinted with permission from Page Street Publishing Co.

Ear Warmer Size Chart:

Toddler: 17 to 19 inches (43 to 48 centimeters) circumference

Child: 18 to 20 inches (46 to 51 centimeters) circumference

Teen / Adult: 19 to 21 inches (48 to 53 centimeters) circumference

Large Adult:  21 to 23 inches (53 to 58 centimeters) circumference

Head Size Circumference Chart:

Note: Ear Warmer should be 1 inch (3 centimeters) smaller than head size; it will stretch.

12 to 24 months: 18 to 19 inches (46 to 48 centimeters)

2T to 4T: 19 to 20 inches (48 to 51 centimeters)

5T to Preteen: 20 to 21 inches (51 to 53 centimeters)

Teen / Small Adult: 21 to 22 inches (53 to 56 centimeters)

Large Adult: 22 to 24 inches (56 to 61 centimeters)


Gauge is not critical. Use appropriate hook for yarn choice.

Abbreviations Used:

ST(S): stitch(es)

CH: chain stitch

HDC: half double crochet

SL ST: slip stitch


What you need


How to do it

Part 1

Step 1

Row 1: Skip 2 ch (counts as hdc), *sl st into next ch, hdc in next ch*, repeat between *. . .* to end of row, ending with sl st in last ch.

Step 2

Row 2: Ch 2, turn, skip first st, *sl st in next hdc, hdc in next sl st*, repeat between *. . .* to end of row, ending with sl st in top of turning ch (this last sl st will be almost on the side of the row).

Step 3

Repeat Row 2 until the ear warmer reaches desired length.

Step 4

Seam: ch 1, sl st the short ends together. Turn right side out. [Note: The "band" is worked exactly the same as Rows 1 to 2. The number of chains listed below can be adjusted for any size (ch any multiple of 2 plus 1 for base chain).]

Step 5

Band: h 7, repeat Rows 1 and 2 until the band reaches approximately 4 inches (10 centimeters). Wrap around ear warmer over seam, sl st ends together. When weaving in ends, attach to middle of back side of ear warmer (directly over seam) so it stays in place.

Step 6

Optional Bow:  Following same instructions as the ear warmer, make a shorter piece for a bow (slightly taller is best so it stands out against the ear warmer, and about 5 to 7 inches [13 to 18 centimeters] long). Pull through band and secure in place with tail end. Weave in ends.


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