Hey loves! I know it’s been a while since I’ve posted and I only have myself to blame. I definitely let the cares of everyday life get the upper hand, but I still managed to get some sewing and crocheting done through all the madness. However, sewing has taken a back seat to crocheting right now as I’ve been stocking my Etsy shop with accessories for the Fall/Winter season.
Currently, my best seller is the “Madison Wrap Button Cowl”. It took me a while over the summer to draft that pattern to perfection, and I can say, I’m completely satisfied with the outcome. Also, the cowl is warm and chunky and can be buttoned in several different ways to give it a unique look. I have yet to make one for myself, but I think it’s about time that I do. Enough about those cowls, let’s discuss these cool ear warmers that I hooked up a couple of days ago.
Lately, I’ve been watching the Hallmark channel and it has a way of reminding you that Christmas is just around the corner. With all of the movies and commercials, who wouldn’t think about snow, cold weather, coats and everything else that comes with the territory of the fall and winter seasons. I get cold just watching all of the Christmas movies, or maybe it’s just in my mind…
While watching all the holiday movies, I love to sip on some eggnog and crochet. Looking at all the thick warm and pretty hats everyone was wearing in the movies I decided to make some headwear. I’ve had my fair share of crocheting faux fur pom-pom beanies so I made the decision to hook up some ear warmers. I already knew the style that I was going for so creating these ear warmers was pretty quick and simple. They work up so quickly before I knew it I made 6 in less than an hour. I have a stash of dark walnut buttons that I use for my cowls so I noticed that they would give these ear warmers a little bit of flair.
1 skein of worsted weight yarn (Wool-Ease by Lion Brand; Vanna’s Choice; Everyday Premier by Deborah Norville)
US Hook: K/6.5mm
ch: chain st
sl st: slip stitch
sc: single crochet
hdc: half double crochet
dc: double crochet
BLO: back loop only
Adult: 19″; Child: 18″; Toddler: 17.25″
Notes: There’s no gauge for this pattern. I have a pretty tight tension and I size up for my hook when following most patterns. To customize it for your size, your chain should be 2 inches less than the circumference of the head.
The number in parenthesis is child, toddler.
2 strands of yarn will be used together to achieve this look. Divide yarn skein evenly into 2 balls.
Ch 63 (57, 53)
Row 1: skip first chain sl st in next 2 chains, sc in next st, hdc in next st, dc across until last 4 sts. In last 4 sts work hdc, sc, 2 sl st. Ch 1 and turn.
Working in BLO here and throughout
Row 2: Sl st in next 2 sts, sc in next st, hdc in next st, dc across until last 4 sts. In last 4 sts work hdc, sc, 2 sl st. Ch 1 and turn.
Rows 3-7 (rows 3-6, rows 3-5): Repeat row 2.
Ch 7, join with sl st to row 1.
Finish off. Weave in ends. Sew button to opposite end of button loop.
You’re finished! Wear it! Gift it! Share it!
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