This chunky crochet ear warmer pattern has a lot of stretch in it, making it great for a comfortable fit. The chunky yarn not only adds extra warmth, but it also works up quick and easy. And that makes this for an ideal go-to pattern for a last-minute gift, or for selling at craft fairs.
The ear warmer features a beautiful texture, which is largely due to the thick yarn that is used. It is elegant and stylish enough to wear with just about any winter outfit! To match this free crochet ear warmer pattern, I designed the Charisma cowl and beanie.
How Do You Crochet Ear Warmers?
This crochet ear warmer pattern is super easy to make! If you can make chains, single crochets, and work into the back loop of a stitch then you can make this beauty.
You can start the band off with a series of chains to fit around your head. Any multiple of two will work. Then single crochet into the chains. Alternatively you can also start the band with the foundation single crochet stitches to give it a nice stretch from start to finish.
For the middle rounds (2-6), I went a very simple stitch, the single crochet and chain one spaces. It is very simple and gives the band a luxurious texture that you’ll enjoy wearing every time you head out in the cold winter weather!
For some reason, the chain one spaces always end up tighter for me. So I switched to a larger hook for the middle rounds.
If you want to add a cinch to the band you can. It is very easy to do! Simply leave a 5-If you want to add a cinch to the band you can. It is very easy to do! Simply leave a 5-10″ tail when you fasten off at the last round. Then make a cinch, and using the tail end, secure the cinch by weaving the yarn through a few times.
You can add a bow or any other applique to make it your own unique ear warmer headband.
How Long Should Ear Warmers Be
The finished size for these ear warmers are 18″ in circumference by 3.5″ wide. However, they are super easy to customize to the width and circumference that you need!
The circumference can be adjusted in a multiple of two. And the width can be adjusted by doing more or less repeats of pattern round 3.
To figure out the length that you need, simply measure around your head where you want to wear the band. Then subtract 2 inches to calculate the circumference you need for the warmer.
As for the width for adults, you want it to be between 3.5-4 inches wide. For children and toddlers between 3-3.5 inches.
For babies, subtract only about 1 inch from the head measurement as you don’t want it to tight for them. Then for the width, make it about 2 wide. Their ears are tiny, so you don’t need much width for them.
I used Loops and Threads Charisma yarn. It is a #5 bulky weight yarn. I love this yarn because it is super soft, durable and a pleasure to work with! It is the yarn that gives this chunky ear warmer the elegant textures.
With that said, you could probably just as easy work this up in a worsted weight yarn and have it come out just as nice as this. In a worsted weight yarn, you could use double strands for a similar texture. In addition, with two strands, you could choose a different color of each strand for a colorful warmer.
See More Crochet Ear Warmer Patterns
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- Blossom Stitch Adjustable Crochet Ear Warmer Pattern
Charisma Chunky Crochet Ear Warmers
- Yarn: Loops and Threads Charisma (Bulky Weight, #5; 100% Acrylic; 109 yds/3.5; 100m/100g) Color: Electric Blue, 1 ball
- Crochet Hooks: 8.00mm, 9mm
- Other: Measuring Tape, Scissors, Yarn Needle.
- Gauge: 6 sc sts = 2.25".
- Finished Size: 18" circumference by 3.5" wide.
Special Stitch Instructions
- Chains do not count as stitches.
- With an 8 mm hook, ch 48 (or any multiple of 2 to get the circumference you need), join with sl st in first ch being careful not to twist.
- Rnd 1: Ch 1, working into back bumps, sc in same ch as join and into each ch around; join with sl st in first sc. [48 sts]
- Note: Alternatively, you can foundation single crochet 48; join the last stitch made to the first stitch. Then proceed with Rnd 2
- Rnd 2: With 9 mm hook, ch 1, (blsc, ch 1) in same st as join, *sk next st, (blsc, ch 1) into next st; repeat from * around; join with sl st in both loops of first sc. [24 blsc sts]
- Rnd 3: Ch 1, (blsc, ch 1) in same st as join and into each sc st around; join with sl st in both loops of first sc. [24 blsc sts]
- Rnds 4-7: Rep Rnd 3.
- Rnd 8: With 8 mm hook, Ch 1, blsc into the same st as join and into each st and ch around; join with sl st in first blsc. Fasten Off. [48 sts]