Free and easy crochet ear warmer pattern

Crochet Ear Warmer Pattern

Quick crochet ponytail ear warmers are the perfect accessories for a windy day to prevent your hair from getting in your way.

Photo credit – @KarlaBCrochets one of the testers for this ear warmer Pattern

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 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.

Photo credit – @KarlaBCrochets one of the testers for this ear warmer Pattern

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 a bun while 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.

Crochet sun Hat

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 using Schpeepjes Sparkle, DK, #3 lightweight (100% Acrylic 322 yards/295 m per 3.5 oz/100g skein)

Estimated Yardage

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.

Pattern Notes

  1. Please kindly read through the pattern before starting.
  2. Similar #3 weight yarn can be substituted, please check the gauge.
  3. The pattern is worked in BLO from Round 4 and throughout the pattern.
  4. For a wider ear warmer, simply increase the number of sts in round 2.

Construction Notes

The Arewa Ear warmer is worked in rounds, simply place a stitch marker at the end of Round 1, and move with each round.


Length: increase or decrease the repeats for a better fit, size as you crochet

Difficulty level – Beginner

Terms – US Terminology

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Stitch Abbreviations

Chain(s) – ch(s)

Single Crochet – sc

Single crochet 2 stitches together – sc2tog

Back Loop Only – BLO

Front Loop Only – FLO

Repeat – rep

Get the Ad-free PDF pattern for this ear warmer on Ravelry

Finished measurement for the free crochet ponytail ear warmer pattern

Teen/Adult’s Small18”
Adult’s Large20”

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.

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.

Crocheting around an elastic band

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

Crochet Ear warmer pattern
Easy to follow crochet ear warmer pattern.

Start Decreasing

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.

(17 sc)

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)

Free Crochet Head warmer Pattern, written for 3 different sizes.

Rep Round 34 (38, 47), 16 (20, 26)more times.

Free Ear warmer Pattern for Toddler, Teen and Adults.

(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 the next 16 sts.

Fasten off.

Sew in ends.

Get the ear warmer Pattern on Ravelry

I hope you had fun making your Arewa crochet ponytail earwarmer. 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 design, her designs are aimed at helping you feel confident while making your crochet wardrobe.

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