Ear Warmer (Helmet Liner)-Free Pattern


If this isn’t the coldest winter ever!  Keep your ears toasty warm on those winter walks or when skiing or snowmobiling.  A great little helmet liner for your cold weather sports or a pert little ear warmer headband.

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Skill Level: Easy

Supplies: 3 oz  worsted weight (Caron Simply Soft used in prototype), G/6/4mm and J/10/6mm crochet hook, 5/8″ button, yarn needle, needle and thread.  Optional-5/8 -7/8″ button for flower.

Stitches Used: ch (chain), slst (slip stitch), sc (single crochet), scdec (decrease single crochet), hdc (half double crochet), dc (double crochet)

Gauge: Using 2 strands-3 sc = 1″ and 3 sc rows = 1 inch.

To Change Colors

Work last stitch before color change to last step, with new color yo and pull new color through rem loops on hook. Drop unused color to wrong side. Do not work over unused color.

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Directions

Rnd. 1: G hook, working with single strand, ch14, join with slst to first ch to form ring, fasten off.

Rnd. 2: with J hook, double strand, work 3 sc in ring, ch1, turn.      3 sc

Rnd. 3: 2sc in first sc, sc in next 2 sc, ch1, turn.        4 sc

Rnd. 4: 2sc in first sc, sc in next 3 sc, ch1, turn.        5 sc

Rnd. 5: 2sc in first sc, sc in next 4 sc, ch1, turn.        6 sc

Rnd. 6: 2sc in first sc, sc in next 5 sc, ch1, turn.        7 sc

Rnd. 7: 2sc in first sc, sc in next 6 sc, ch1, turn.        8 sc

Rnd. 8: 2sc in first sc, sc in next 7 sc, ch1, turn.        9 sc

Rnd. 9: 2sc in first sc, sc in next 8 sc, ch1, turn.         10 sc

Rnd. 10: 2sc in first sc, sc in next 9 sc, ch1, turn.       11 sc

Rnd. 11: 2sc in first sc, sc in next 10 sc, ch1, turn.      12 sc

Rnd. 12: 2sc in first sc, sc in next 11 sc, ch1, turn.     13 sc

Rnd. 13: 2sc in first sc, sc in next 12 sc, ch1, turn.     14 sc

Rnd. 14: 2sc in first sc, sc in next 13 sc, ch1, turn.     15 sc

Rnd. 15: 2sc in first sc, sc in next 14 sc, ch1, turn.     16 sc

Rnd. 16: 2sc in first sc, sc in next 15 sc, ch1, turn.      17 sc

Rnd. 17: sc in each sc, ch1, turn.     17 sc

Rnd. 18: repeat rnd. 17 until band measures 11 inches (or to desired length).      17 sc

Rnd. 19: scdec over first 2 sc, sc in next 15 sc, ch1, turn.     16 sc

Rnd. 20: scdec over first 2 sc, sc in next 14 sc, ch1, turn.     15 sc

Rnd. 21: scdec over first 2 sc, sc in next 13 sc, ch1, turn.      14 sc

Rnd. 22: scdec over first 2 sc, sc in next 12 sc, ch1, turn.       13 sc

Rnd. 23: scdec over first 2 sc, sc in next 11 sc, ch1, turn.         12 sc

Rnd. 24: scdec over first 2 sc, sc in next 10 sc, ch1, turn.        11 sc

Rnd. 25: scdec over first 2 sc, sc in next 9 sc, ch1, turn.       10 sc

Rnd. 26: scdec over first 2 sc, sc in next 8 sc, ch1, turn.       9 sc

Rnd. 27: scdec over first 2 sc, sc in next 7 sc, ch1, turn.       8 sc

Rnd. 28: scdec over first 2 sc, sc in next 6 sc, ch1, turn.       7 sc

Rnd. 29: scdec over first 2 sc, sc in next 5 sc, ch1, turn.       6 sc

Rnd. 30: scdec over first 2 sc, sc in next 4 sc, ch1, turn.       5 sc

Rnd. 31: scdec over first 2 sc, sc in next 3 sc, ch1, turn.       4 sc

Rnd. 32: scdec over first 2 sc, sc in next 2 sc, ch1, turn.       3 sc

Rnd. 33: scdec over first 2 sc, sc in next sc, fasten off, turn.       2 sc

Trim

Rnd. 1: J hook, working with double strand, attach yarn in first sc on rnd. 33, working around hat, sc in each sc and sc in the end of each rnd around, join with slst to beginning sc, fasten off.

Optional Flower

Rnd. 1: F hook, single strand, ch5, dc, ch2 (five times) in 4th ch from hook, join with slst to 3rd ch of beginning ch5, ch1, do not turn in this or following rnds.    6 ch-2sp(s)

Rnd. 2: *sc, hdc, 3 dc, hdc, sc in ch-2 sp*, repeat from *to* 5 times, join around post of next dc on previous rnd.            6-petals

Rnd. 3: *ch3, slst around post of next dc of previous rnd*, repeat 5 times, join with slst in first ch-3 sp.             6 ch-3sp(s)

Rnd. 4: ch1, *sc, hdc, 5dc, hdc, sc in ch 3sp*, repeat from *to* 5 times, join with slst to beginning sc, fasten off.         6-peatals

Rnd. 5: attach contrasting color to first sc on rnd. 4, sc, ch3 in same st, *sc, ch3 in next st*, repeat around, join with slst to beginning sc, fasten off, weave in ends.

Assembly:

Sew button to opposite side of hat from button hook, center at rnd. 32.

Attach flower as show on hat if desired.

© January 2010  Pattern may not be reprinted or resold without express written permission.

 

13 Comments on “Ear Warmer (Helmet Liner)-Free Pattern”

  1. AmyJoy Says:

    It’s PERFECT!!!!!

    Carol, you’re the Best! Thank you :)

    amy

  2. Deborah Says:

    Thank you for this pattern, it is perfect as I don’t like to wear hats and I live in Chicago where it gets very cold.


  3. Thank you so much for your kind words! Stay bundled up….it’s been a cold one this year!

  4. Mechi Clark Says:

    I love your ear warmer, but I was wondering if there is a posibility where you can make a how to video. I have tried to learn to read the instructions but it seems like I can not get it, I am more of a hands on. If you can not I understand.


  5. My apologies. I wish I could, but I don’t have the equipment to produce videos.

  6. Wilma Says:

    I am having trouble with the flower. Round 1 seems to be confusing, can you hlep me out


  7. When you finish rnd. 1, it should look like a wagon wheel……it might be easier this way:
    Rnd. 1: F hook, single strand, ch 4, join with sl st to form ring, ch 5 (counts as first dc, ch 2 of next rnd.
    Rnd. 2: *dc, ch 2 in ring*, repeat 4 times, join to 3rd ch of beginning ch 5, do not turn in this or following rnds. 6-ch 2 spaces

    Then complete rnds. 2-5 as written on the pattern.
    Hope this helps
    Carol

  8. Kali Says:

    So I’m trying to get started and I’m stuck on round 2 of the ear warmer. I made the ring and fastened off but I’m not sure where to start round 2 in the ring. How do I attach the new yarn to the ring in round 2? Could you explain it a little more for me? Thanks!


  9. I sent an email to you with a picture. Hope this helps.

  10. Rita Says:

    could you please send me an email also..it looks great..thanks in advance crita6@att.net

  11. tabatha Says:

    Can this be done with 1 strand of size 6 bulky yarn instead of 2 strands of 3 oz?


  12. Yes. I just made 4……you may need to reduce the # of stitches across and reduce the # of rows. I worked up to 12 sc and worked 24 sc rows at 12 sc before starting the decreases. You can see the pics of the earwarmers here:http://www.ravelry.com/projects/cobblerscabin I used Lion Brand Wool ease Thick and Quick.


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