Quick crochet ponytail ear warmers are the perfect accessories for a windy day to prevent your hair from getting in your way.
Ear warmers are simply one of my favorite crochet accessories!!! This is so, as it is super easy on days I am rushing out of the house. I slip on my cute ear warmer on and that is all. This inspired the design of this ear warmer pattern. I wear them in different colors and styles. Little wonder I make different styles of crochet Ear warmers.
I love that my ears can be kept warm as it gets cold often. This new addition is having a beautiful twist to it. I’ve added an opening for my hair, and it can be worn as a head warmer and as a low ponytail head warmer. It’s a win-win, if you don’t have long hair, you can still make this pattern.
Since you are here, you should also check out a few ponytail-related patterns!
Sunhat – with ponytail added. Have you tried packing your hair in bun whilr using a crochet sun hat? I bet you would love this style . This easy to customize crochet Beach Hat Pattern with Low Ponytail Sun Hat is a must have for summer.
Have you ever crocheted around a hairband? There’s a link to show how I did mine.
It is incredible how much difference this headband has made with having my hair out as a low ponytail. You can basically wear this in different ways. Be on the lookout for my other free head warmer patterns to come.
The beautiful ridge made by the stitches used is so beautiful and you’d master it within minutes.
If you do not want the option of adding a ponytail, here is a list of other free crochet ear warmers you can make. The round up includes 26 beautiful ear warmers from great designers.
Materials needed for the Arewa ponytail ear warmer pattern
Yarn – Any DK (#3) weight yarn can be used for this project.
However, this prototype was made usign Schpeepjes Sparkle, DK, #3 lightweight (100% Acrylic 322 yards/295 m per 3.5 oz/100g skein)
80 (100, 120) yards
- Hook and other materials
- Size F/ (4 mm) Crochet Hook
- Yarn needle
- Elastic Hair tie (3”)
13 sts over 15 rows = 10 cm/4” made in sc
Adjust hook size if necessary, to obtain gauge.
- Please kindly read through the pattern before starting.
- Similar #3 weight yarn can be substituted, please check gauge.
- The pattern is worked in BLO from Round 4 and throughout the pattern.
- For a wider ear warmer, simply increase the number of sts in round 2.
The Arewa Ear warmer is worked in rounds, simply place a stitch marker at the end of Round 1, move with each round.
Length: increase or decrease the repeats for a better fit, size as you crochet
Difficulty level – Beginner
Terms – US Terminology
If you love the Arewa Ear warmer, you might also love the following patterns;
Chain(s) – ch(s)
Single Crochet – sc
Single crochet 2 stitches together – sc2tog
Back Loop Only – BLO
Front Loop Only – FLO
Repeat – rep
As part of the Quick Summer crochet blog hop, this beautiful head warmer is available as a free pdf download. Use the buttons below for more details.
Now to the free ponytail ear warmer pattern
Crocheting around an elastic band should not be an issue or challenge to hinder you from making this easy ear warmer pattern. I made a detailed post to help you with pro tips on how to crochet around an elastic band here.
Instruction for the ponytail crochet ear warmer pattern
Round 1: Join yarn to the hairband with asl st, ch 1, 48 sc evenly around the band, join with a sl st to beginning ch. (48 sc)
Check out this video for how I joined and worked around the Elastic Headband.
Round 2: Ch 1, sc in next 16 sts, leave the remaining sts unworked, turn. (16) sc
Rounds 3: Ch 1, FLO, sc in each stitch across, turn working in opposite sts (BLO), sc in each st across, join with a sl st to beginning ch. (32) sc
Round 4: Working in BLO, sc in each st around, place stitch marker and move with every round from here. (32 sc)
Rounds 5 – 18 (22, 28): Repeat Round 4
Round 19 (23, 29): Continue Working in BLO, Sc2tog 6 times, sc in remaining 20 sts. (26 sc)
Rounds 20 (24, 30) – 21 (25, 31): Sc in each st around. (26 sc)
Round 22 (26, 32): Sc2tog 5 times, sc in remaining 16 sts. (21 sc)
Rounds 23 (27, 33) – 24 (28, 34): Sc in each st around. (21 sc)
Round 25 (29, 35): Sc2tog 4 times, sc in remaining 13 sts.
Rounds 26 (30, 36) – 27 (31, 37): Sc in each st around. (14 sc)
End of Decrease
Round 28 (32, 38): 2 sc 4 times, sc in remaining sts. (21 sc)
Rounds 29 (33, 39) – 30 (34, 40): Sc in each st around. (21 sc)
Round 31 (35, 44): 2 sc 5 times, sc in remaining sts (26 sc)
Rounds 32 (36, 45) – 33 (37, 46): Sc in each st around. (26 sc)
Round 34 (38, 47): 2 sc 6 times, sc in remaining sts. (32 sc)
Rep Round 34 (38, 47), 16 (20, 26)more times.
(Size as you progress, you should stop/continue till you get a satisfying length)
Round 50 (58, 74): Sc through both sides, turn. (16 sc)
To join the hairband –
On the Hairband, count 8 sts away from the last st of the headband, sl st to the 8th st on the hairband.
With both sts on the hairband and headband head together, sl st through next 16 sts.
Sew in ends.
I hope you had fun making your Arewa crochet ponytail ear warmer? If you do, come share with me on social media, tag me @crochet_fosbas, and use #arewaearwarmer
About the Designer
Susanna Biaye is the designer behind Fosbas Designs. A mother to an adorable Toddler whose pregnancy rekindled her love for designing, her designs are aimed at helping you feel confident while making your crochet wardrobe.