My dressing isn’t complete without an Ear warmer!!! 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 has a beautiful twist to it. I’ve added an opening for my hair and it can be worn as 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.
It is amazing 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 look out 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.
Materials needed for the Arewa ear warmer pattern
Schpeepjes Sparkle, DK, #3 light weight (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 – Intermediate
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
Now to the Free Ear warmer pattern
Round 1: Join yarn to the hair band 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 work around the Elastic Head band.
Round 2: Ch 1, sc in next 16 sts, leave the remaining sts un worked, 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 satisfied length)
Round 50 (58, 74): Sc through both sides, turn. (16 sc)
To join to the hair band –
On the Hair band, count 8 sts away from last st of headband, sl st to the 8th st on the hair band.
With both sts on the hair band and headband head together, sl st through next 16 sts.
Sew in ends.
I hope you had fun making your Arewa 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 is aimed at helping you feel confident while making your crochet wardrobe.