Need a quick, stylish accessory for the colder weather? The Crossroads Ear Warmer provides cozy, warm coverage when the weather turns blustery and cold.
Ear warmers are a convenient alternative to a hat. They keep you warm without the dreaded hat hair! It’s a stylish winter accessory – you can wear it over your hair or with your hair up in a ponytail or bun.
12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop Event
I’m excited to announce that this wonderful ear warmer design is included in the 12 Days of Christmas blog hop event. On Saturday, November 6, you can get this pattern FREE. Read on to find out how.
Here’s how it works:
Each day from October 27th to November 7th, a set of patterns are offered FREE 12:00am – 11:59pm ET. You’ll need the discount code (which changes each day) to get the discount.
So, let’s get started! Click on the button below to grab the discount code for November 6.
Once you have the discount code, click on the button below to get your free Crossroads Ear Warmer pattern in my Ravelry shop on November 6.
Do you want ALL of the patterns included in the 12 Days of Christmas blog hop? Then, click on the button below to get the bundle of all 47 designs in this event for just $12.99 through November 14!
Inspiration + Design for the ear warmer
Once I saw the twisted versions of the popular ear warmer, I knew I wanted to start designing them. For one thing, they’re a sought after alternative to a regular hat. Second, there are so many possibilities in this one simple design.
The twist in the ear warmer adds an interesting decorative element that makes this more than just a simple headband. And, the construction couldn’t be simpler. Make a rectangle and sew it together to create the twist – that’s it!
I fell in love with the crossed double crochet stitch not long ago when I began making a throw rug for my living room. For the rug, I was looking for a lightweight stitch pattern that would add texture without making the rug bulky. The crossed double crochet was perfect. Now, I have a number of designs in the works that use this stitch pattern! It’s such a versatile stitch that works in all things home decor, garments and women’s accessories.
As I mentioned, the ear warmer is first made as a rectangle, the length of which equals the head circumference. The width of the rectangle is the desired width of the finished ear warmer. I’ve included step by step photos to walk you through sewing the twist if you’ve never made this type of headband before.
The ear warmer is designed with 1″ of negative ease to provide a snug fit. There are 5 sizes available in the pattern plus instructions for customizing yours in case the length/width combination you want isn’t in the pattern.
What’s to love about the Crossroads Ear Warmer?
- It’s a quick, beginner-friendly winter accessory to make.
- It makes a thoughtful gift (especially as a stocking stuffer).
- It comes in 5 sizes from Toddler to Adult Large.
What do you need?
Yarn: The Crossroads Ear Warmer is made with KnitPicks/WeCrochet “Swish”, a light worsted weight merino. Using a lighter worsted weight yarn means the ear warmer has a bit more stretch and isn’t as heavy as most ear warmers. Even though it’s lightweight, merino wool still provides plenty of warmth.
The sample is worked with one skein of color #28652, Nutmeg Heather. As with so many of the KnitPicks/WeCrochet yarns, you’ll find lots of colors to choose from. And, the price can’t be beat!
Hook: You’ll need a US size H-8 (5mm) or the size hook you need to achieve gauge.
You’ll also need a tapestry needle for weaving in ends and sewing the twist seam.
Where can I get the pattern?
Just click on the button for your favorite shop below to get the PDF.
Want another ear warmer pattern?
Try the Twisted Sister Ear Warmer crochet pattern. Check it out 👇