Picot Edge HDC Crochet Earwarmer

This crochet earwarmer pattern features a lovely picot edge around the bottom and top edges. It’s a pretty stitch for everyone to wear with their favorite outfits. And you can wear it to keep your ears warm or as a headband to keep your hair back.

Either way, this earwarmer crochet pattern makes for a nice gift idea, not to mention a stashbuster.

Even in solid color you only need a small amount of yarn. And if you add a few stripes you can use up even the smallest amounts of scraps.

One option is to crochet the edge in a contrast color. Another option is to add a few stripes with the body of the ear warmer.

Finished Size

The free pattern is available in one size to fit a small-medium adult. The finished measurements are approximately 21″ in circumference by 3.25″ wide.

The circumference can be adjusted in a multiple of 4 for your starting chains. The width can be adjusted by doing more or less repeats of rounds 3 and 4.

It’s always best to take measurements of the head circumference to ensure the most comfortable fit. It that is not possible this ear warmer size chart can help.

Ear Warmer Size Chart

Originally I used Bernat Denimstyle, but it has been discontinued. So I tried Red Heart Super Saver. and it came out fairly nice.

Super Saver is one of the most economical and popular acrylic yarns available on the market. It is easy to work with, washes well, and can be used for crocheting just about anything you need including winter wearables.

Red Heart Super Saver

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How it’s Made

This ear warmer crochet pattern is worked in the round with basic crochet stitches.

It starts off at the bottom edge with chain 3 spaces. Then half double crochet stitches, alternated with single crochet stitches until you’re about half an inch away from the desired width.

Then another round of chain 3 spaces prepares for the final edging round, which is worked in single crochets and picots. The edge is worked on both sides of the ear warmer.

Picot Edge HDC Crochet Earwarmer

This crochet ear warmer pattern can be adjusted to any size you need in multiple of four for the starting chains.
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  • Yarn: Red Heart Super Saver (Worsted Weight (#4) 100% acrylic, 7 oz/198g – 364 yds/333m) – 1 ball.
  • Crochet Hook: H/8-5.00mm
  • Tools: Measuring Tape, Scissors, Yarn Needle.


  • Gauge: 12 sts = 4 inches.
  • Finished Size: 21" in circumference by 3.25" wide.


  • CA = Color A
  • CB = Color B
  • Ch/Chs = Chain/Chains
  • Hdc = Half Double Crochet
  • Lp = Loop
  • Rep = Repeat
  • RS = Right Side
  • Sc = Single Crochet
  • Sk = Skip
  • Sl st = Slip stitch
  • St/Sts = Stitch/Stitches
  • See the Crochet Abbreviations chart for more details.
  • This pattern is written in American Crochet Terms

Special Stitch Instructions

  • Picot: Ch 3, sl st in third ch from hook.


  • With CA, ch 64, or any multiple of 4. Join with sl st in first ch being careful not to twist ch.
  • Rnd 1: (RS) Ch 1, (sc, ch 3) in first ch, sk next 3 chs, *(sc, ch 3) in next ch, sk next 3 chs; rep from * around; join with sl st in first sc. [16 ch-3 lps]
  • Rnd 2: Ch 1, hdc in first st and into each st and ch around; join with sl st in first hdc. [64 sts]
  • Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in same st as join and into each st around, join with sl st in first sc.
  • Rnd 4: Ch 1, hdc in same st as join and into each st around; join with sl st in first hdc.
  • Rnds 5-6: Rep Rnds 3 and 4.
  • Rnd 7: Ch 1, (sc, ch 3) in same st as join, sk next 3 sts, *(sc, ch 3) in next st, sk next 3 st; rep from * around; join with sl st in first st.


  • With RS facing work edging around both top and bottom edge.
  • Note: Change to a new color for the edge or continue with the same color.
  • First Edge: With CB or CA, ch 1, 4 sc in first lp, picot, *4 sc in next lp, picot; rep from * around; join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off.
  • Second Edge: With CB or CA, join yarn to lp, ch 1, 4 sc in same lp, picot, *4 sc in next lp, picot; rep from * around; join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off.

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