Easy Crochet Ear Warmer Pattern

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Welcome to the world of crocheting, where creativity and warmth come together! If you’re looking for a simple and fun project, you’ve come to the right place. Introducing the free Crochet Ear Warmer pattern – perfect for keeping your ears warm and cozy during chilly days.

This beginner-friendly pattern has simple instructions, so crafting will be easy and fun. This ear warmer headband is a cool accessory that warms your ears and adds a nice touch to your outfit.

Do you like wearing your hair up in a messy bun? This ear warmer has got you covered. With a handy opening for your bun or ponytail, you can stay stylish and comfy all at once.

If you like this crochet project, you may also like my twisted crochet ear warmer pattern made using worsted weight yarn.

What are Ear Warmers?

Ear warmers are bands that you wear around your head to keep your ears cozy and warm. They protect your ears and forehead from the cold air, especially during chilly weather.

People make them out of soft materials like yarn or fabric and they can come in different styles and colors. People wear ear warmers to stay warm and as a stylish accessory to complete their outfits during colder weather.

Skill Level

Beginner. This crochet ear warmer pattern uses basic crochet stitches in a basic stitch pattern.

Project Materials


Crochet gauge measures stitches and rows made in one inch using a specific crochet hook and yarn. By following this measurement, you can make sure your free crochet headband pattern works up to be the right size. 

10 stitches = 3.5 inches

5 rows = about 2 inches

Finished Size

One size fits most teens and adults. The headband will stretch to fit a head circumference up to 23 inches.

Width = 3.5 inches

Length = 19 inches

Pattern Notes

  • Crochet this headband flat in rows and then sew the two ends together.
  • You are crocheting in the back loops only (blo).
  • Make your headband longer or shorter by adding more rows or leaving rows off.


  • dc = double crochet stitches
  • hdc = half double crochet stitches
  • sc = single crochet stitches
  • st = stitch
  • sts = stitches
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • ch = chain
  • chs = chains
  • rnd = round
  • rnds = rounds
  • rem = remaining
  • blo = back loop only
  • flo = front loop only
  • ws = wrong side
  • rs = right side
crochet ear warmer

Crochet Stitches & Techniques

Half Double Crochet (hdc)

  1. Yarn over & insert hook in next stitch.
  2. Yarn over and pull up a loop. You will have 3 loops on your hook.
  3. Yarn over and pull through all 3 loops on your hook.

Back Loop Only (blo)

Worked the indicated stitch in the back loop only (blo) of the next stitch.

front and back loops

Crochet Ear Warmer Pattern Instructions

Row 1: Chain 12, hdc in the 3rd ch from the hook and in each rem ch, turn (10 stitches)

Row 2: Ch 2, hdc blo in each st, turn (10 stitches)

Rows 3-46: repeat row 2

Make sure your headband fits around your head circumference. Then, sew the two ends together.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

How do I choose the right yarn for my crochet ear warmer?

Choosing the right yarn for your crochet ear warmer is important. You’ll want a yarn that’s thick and cozy to keep your ears warm. Look for a yarn with “super bulky” on the label.

This kind of yarn will make your ear warmer soft and comfy. It’s easy to work with too, so it’s great for beginners.

What’s the difference between a regular headband and an ear warmer headband in terms of construction?

A regular headband and an ear warmer headband differ mainly in their design and purpose. Regular headbands are usually thin and made from things like fabric, elastic, or plastic.

They keep your hair out of your face and add a nice look to your outfit. They do not provide warmth.

Ear warmer headbands, however, keep your ears warm in cold weather. They’re wider than regular headbands and often cover more of your forehead and ears.

Crafters use thicker yarn and techniques like knitting or crocheting to create them. Some ear warmer headbands even have extra features like a hole for “messy bun” hairstyles or buttons for decoration.

How long does it typically take to complete a crochet ear warmer pattern?

The time it takes to finish a crochet ear warmer pattern can vary. For some simpler patterns, it might take around 1 to 2 hours, which is like watching a movie. More complex patterns with different stitches could take a bit longer, around 2 to 4 hours. Remember, everyone’s pace is different, and taking breaks to enjoy the process can make it even more enjoyable.

What’s the best way to wash and care for a crochet ear warmer?

To keep your crochet ear warmer clean and nice, follow these steps for washing and care. First, check the label on your yarn to see if it has any special instructions. If it’s safe, gently hand wash the ear warmer in cool water using mild soap.

After washing, gently squeeze out the excess water. Lay it flat on a towel to dry. Avoid hanging it, as that might stretch it out. Once it’s dry, store it in a cool, dry place to keep it looking its best.

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