Crocheted Ear Warmers

It’s that time of year! The time where all of us DIYers get on Pinterest and Craftgawker, and search for holiday gift ideas. I know not everyone crochets, but it is surprisingly very easy! I only started 3 weeks ago. If you’re looking for other present ideas, many more DIY projects will be posted over the next month, so keep checking back!

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I had always been incredibly scared of crocheting and knitting, but I knew one day I’d have to try it out, being a DIY blogger and all. After getting to know a bunch of new people here at university, I discovered that my friend Carissa was a crocheter! I mentioned to her that I wanted to learn, and was instantly given yarn and a crochet hook! Next thing I knew, I’d finished a cup cozy and now, a few ear warmer headbands.

I honestly don’t need these here in sunny Arizona at the moment, but I know that everyone loves them at home. So, I decided that these crocheted ear warmers would be the perfect Christmas gift for all my friends.

Gwyneth2My amazing aspiring photographer friend Ceara took these photos. She did a wonderful job! Thanks again Ceara – I definitely owe you some freshly baked double chocolate chip cookies for helping me out with this one ;)

Now let’s get crocheting!

You’ll need:

  • Yarn
  • Crochet hook (I used a 5mm)
  • Needle
  • Matching thread

Abbreviations:

  • ch = chain
  • dc = double crochet

Measure your head. Chain a little bit less than this length (you want the headband to be snug and elastic on your head).

Row 1: Dc in the fourth chain from hook and in each chain across.

Row 2: Ch 2. Turn. Dc in fourth chain from hook and in each chain across.

Row 3-7: Repeat row 2.

Fold the headband and sew the edges together.

For the optional knot:

Chain 15.

Row 1: Dc in the fourth chain from hook and in each chain across.

Row 2: Ch 2. Turn. Dc in third chain from hook.

Row 3-5: Ch 2. Turn. Dc in fourth chain from hook and in each chain across.

Finish off , wrap around your headband and sew the edges together (I positioned this knot by the seam of the headband to hide it).

So there you go! Good luck. I swear, it’s not as hard as it seems. There are some great YouTube videos out there that can teach you the basics, so I would definitely check those out.

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5 Responses to Crocheted Ear Warmers

  1. Cute! I just finished a headband also! I should share it on my blog! Yours are very cute!!

  2. Blakey says:

    This turned out so cute!!!!! Thank you for sharing. And you’re adorable by the way :)
    –Blakey

    http://thethingsiwear.blogspot.com

  3. Pingback: How to make a crotcheted ear warmer (headband) | Bubbablue and MeBubbablue and Me

  4. rubyangel711 says:

    Love these! My daughter got one for Christmas and she absolutely adores them. Now she wants more:)

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