How to Crochet the Winter Charm Ear Warmer

In many parts of the United States our weather is still confused so its almost never too late for crocheting a great ear warmer here it seems! Today I want to share with you a fun, easy, and classy ear warmer pattern that you can use if you are in a part of the world where it is winter or even if you are in the United States where the weather is still confused about itself!


Originally I was going to wait until next fall to share this pattern because Spring teased us

here in Alabama and I was thinking it might be too late but then I was convinced otherwise during this last week or so when the weather seemed to be undecided about itself.


Just last week we pulled out some shorts and t shirts, went to the beach, swam in the lazy river at a resort our family was visiting in the gulf and relaxed on the white sands of the south... and then the next day came DUN DUN DUUUUN ha ha! We were putting gloves, coats and ear warmers on just to go to the grocery store!


Fortunately in the fall I made my girls and I these Winter Charm ear warmers and we have been prepared all winter for this crazy indecisive weather! My 5 year old, Catelya, loves her Winter Charm Ear Warmer and even wears it around the house as part of her "fashion outfits" as she calls it, lol. I'm sure you will love these just as she and myself do!


My pattern testers thoroughly enjoyed this pattern and one of my testers Alma Harper said she couldn't make them fast enough! She was getting so many orders! Here are a few of the photos that she shared of ones she made for her granddaughters and customers.

Alma made the yellow one wider and it looks so lovely and cheerful doesn't it!



For the blue one she used the flower embellishment option from the pattern and it looks so pretty! The next three photos that she shared have such a sophisticated flare to them! She said her granddaughters, family, and friends loved these and she sold everyone she made! That's awesome isn't it!


Here is a sweet quote from Alma "Oh I have this pattern, so precious. A beauty salon boutique bought a dozen I made. Within a week they ordered 3 dozen and sold them all at Christmas. Love this pattern." -Alma Harper


Mrs. Alma said if you don't have the time to make some from this pattern you are welcome to order from her! You can reach her at "All Handmade Crafts By Alma Harper."


So I know you are just itching to make an ear warmer by now! Here is how you crochet the Winter Charm Ear Warmer:


Winter Charm Ear Warmer Pattern

Materials:

  • Yarn worsted weight 4 (colors of choice)

  • Hook 5mm (H) & 4mm (G) for embellishments

  • Needle

  • Scissors

  • 1 Button 1 ⅛ inch (28mm)

  • Hot glue optional

Stitches:

  • MR - magic ring

  • Dc - double crochet

  • Sl st - slip stitch

  • Sc - single crochet

  • Ch - chain

  • Dcfp - double crochet front post

  • St - stitch

  • * * - repeat *to* around

Skill Level/Language: Beginner/Intermediate. If you are unsure of any stitches Youtube has a lot great tutorials on the different stitches and on crocheting in rounds.


Language: American Standard Terms


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Pattern/Gauge Info:


Adult Size

  • 19 inches total length unbuttoned (approx 9 inch diameter once completed - buttoned up)

  • Every 2 rows from row 1 - 40 of the waffle stitch = 1 inch or 4 rows = 2 inches


Child Size =

  • 17 inches total length unbuttoned (approx 8 inch diameter once completed - buttoned up)

  • Every 2 rows from row 1 - 30 of the waffle stitch = 1 inch or 4 rows = 2 inches

  • If you would want to make the ear warmers wider, add multiples of 3 additional chains to beginning ch.

  • If Hook size does not change the length then it may be that you crochet tighter and therefore you just need to measure your first 4 rows to get an idea of how many rows you will need to get the length that you desire.

Pattern Instructions

*Beginning/Turning chain counts as stitch


Adult Size Ear Warmer: H hook

  • Begin: Ch 17

  • Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook, dc 13, ch 3. (15st)

  • Row 2: Turn,*dcfp, dc next 2 st*, repeat *to* 3 times, dcfp in next to last st, dc in last st, ch 3. (15st)

  • Row 3: Turn, *dc in the top of the first dcfp in round 2, dcfp next 2*, repeat 3 times, dc in last 2 st, ch 3. (15st)

  • Row 4 - 39: Repeat rows 2 and 3. (15st)

  • Row 40: Turn,*dcfp, dc next 2 st*, repeat *to* 3 times, dcfp in next to last st, dc in last st, ch 1. Sl st the two ends of the ear warmer together, fasten off, or fasten off after last st of row 40 and leave a long tail to sew together. (15st)


Child Size Ear Warmer: H hook

  • Begin: Ch 17

  • Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook, dc 13, ch 3. (15st)

  • Row 2: Turn,*dcfp, dc next 2 st*, repeat *to* 3 times, dcfp in next to last st, dc in last st, ch 3. (15st)

  • Row 3: Turn, *dc in the top of the first dcfp in round 2 , dcfp next 2*, repeat 3 times, dc in last 2 st, ch 3. (15st)

  • Row 4 - 29: Repeat row 2 and 3. (15st)

  • Row 30: Turn,*dcfp, dc next 2 st*, repeat *to* 3 times, dcfp in next to last st, dc in last st, ch 1. Sl st the two ends of the ear warmer together, fasten off, or fasten off after last st of row 30 and leave a long tail to sew together. (15st)

Embellishment Options


Button Flower Option: H hook

  • Begin: With color of choice, MR, ch 4

  • Round 1: Sl st in MR, *ch 4, sl st in MR*, repeat *to* 3 more times, ch 1.

  • Round 2: Sl st into 1st ch 4 space, ch 3, dc 4, ch 2, dc 5 all in the ch 4 space (petal made), *sl st in next ch 4 space, ch 3, dc 4, ch 2, dc 5 all in the ch 4 space*, repeat *to* 3 more times, sl st to join into 1st ch 4 (bottom of first petal), fasten off. (5 petals) Sew button into center of the flower and attach sew flower piece onto ear warmer at desired position.

Winter Flower Option: H hook

  • Begin: With color of choice, MR, ch 3 (counts as st).

  • Round 1: In MR, Dc 2, ch 3, *dc 3, ch 2* repeat *to* 3 more times, sl st to top of ch 3, ch 3.

  • Round 2: Dc 2, ch 3, sc in the ch 2 space, ch 3, *dc 3, ch 3, sc in the ch 2 space, ch 3*, repeat *to* 3 more times, sl st to top of ch 3, fasten off. Sew or hot glue/fabric glue to desired position on ear warmer.


Mini Snowflake Option: G hook

Begin: Ch 4, sl st to join and make a ring, ch 1.

Round 1: *Dc 2 into ring, ch 3*, repeat *to*, 5 more times, sl st to join, fasten off.


Ribbon Option: If you would like to add a ribbon to your ear warmer, you can thread a needle with a ribbon and weave it through the stitches and then tie a bow at the end. You may want to tack it with a needle and thread to get it to hold its position or use a dab of glue.


Isn't it cool how many different ways you can dress these up to give them an extra special touch! It's a great way to personalize them for each friend and family member that you make them for! If you make these for your Etsy shop or to sell at markets you could offer a few embellishment options for your customers to choose from too!


I truly hope you enjoyed making these and that you find these keeping your ears warm and cozy in the near future or even this next winter if its summer in the part of the world that you are reading this from! If you haven't figured it out yet, this pattern made use of the waffle stitch which is a very warm and thermal type stitch so I have no doubt the warmth you will enjoy with these!


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Love and Blessings,

Karen E.







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