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Crochet Headband Ear Warmer Pattern, Ella Ear Warmer

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This crochet headband ear warmer pattern will keep you warm and toasty. It has a gorgeous texture that is easy to work. 


Finished crochet ear warmer headbands in gray, yellow and cream color



The pattern comes in 4 sizes, Toddler, Child, and Adult sizes. The stitch looks complicated but is a no-brainer.


Finished crochet ear warmers in gray and cream color


The stitch is a one-row repeat and uses only front post stitches to give it that beautiful texture. It takes just about 100 yards of yarn and makes a great stash buster. I hope you will enjoy whipping up a few. 



Closeup of ear ear warmer headbands showing texture



Crochet Headband Ear Warmer Pattern

You can work from the free pattern below or purchase an ad-free PDF for $3.99 here. You will receive a download link once you make payment and click “Return to Merchant”.


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1. Worsted weight size 4 yarn. Vanna’s Choice yarn in colors Fisherman and Silver Heather, and Loops and Threads Impeccable yarn in color Gold was used for the samples. 

2. A size 7 (4.5 mm) hook.

3. Tapestry needle to weave in the ends. 



Finished Size

Toddler: 3″ wide and 16″ in circumference

Child: 4″ wide and 18″ in circumference

Adult Small/Medium: 4″ wide and 19″ in circumference

Adult Large: 4″ wide and 20″ in circumference




90 yards for the Toddler size and 100 yards for the bigger sizes.



Stitch Abbreviations

The pattern is written in US terms.

ch: chain

sl st: slip stitch

sc: single crochet

dc: double crochet

sk: skip

YO: yarn over

fpdc: front post double crochet (explanation is given below)

fpsc: front post single crochet (explanation is given below)



Stitch Explanations

fpdc (front post double crochet): See a tutorial for front post double crochet on my blog here: Front Post and Back Post Double Crochet Tutorial.


fpsc (front post single crochet): Front post single crochet (fpsc) is worked by inserting your hook just like a front post double crochet. The only difference is that you will be working a single crochet in place of double crochet. 


V-st: (dc, ch 1, dc) all worked into the same ch-1 space. 


sc2tog: It is a decrease that joins two sts into one. Pull up a loop in the next 2 sts, YO, and pull through all the 3 loops on your hook to complete a sc2tog. 


FLO: Instead of inserting your hook under both the loops, insert your hook just under the front loop of the st. For example, to work a hdc in the FLO, YO, insert your hook under the front loop of the st and complete a hdc as usual. 




4 repeats= 4 inches


More Crochet Headband Patterns:

Crochet Headband Pattern

Crochet Winter Headband

15 Minute Ear Warmer Headband




Pattern Notes

Stitch counts for bigger sizes are given in the order Toddler (Child, Adult Small/Medium, Adult Large)


Ch 75 ( 85, 90, 95). The initial chain is a multiple of 5. Sl st to the first ch without twisting the ch.



Round 1: Ch 1, 1 sc in the back bump of the same ch. 1 sc in the back bump of each ch across to end, sl st to first sc. ——75 (85, 90, 95) sts


Make sure your work is not twisted before you proceed. If it is, unravel the sl st, untwist it, and sl st again to join. The chain ring will look big but will shrink as you add more rounds.



Round 2: Ch 3 (counts as a dc), 1 dc in same st as ch 3, ch 1, 2 dc in next st, *(sk next 3 sts, 2 dc in next st, ch 1, 2 dc in next st), repeat from * to last 3 sts, sk the last 3 sts, sl st to top of beginning ch 3, turn.——16 (18, 19, 20)repeats



Round 3: Sl st to next dc, fpsc in next dc, ch 2, V-st in next ch-1 space, fpdc in next dc, sk next 2 dc sts, *(1 fpdc in next dc, V-st in next ch-1 space, 1 fpdc in next dc, sk next 2 dc), repeat from * to end, sl st to top of beginning ch2, turn.—–16 (18, 19, 20) repeats


Repeat Row 3 twice for size Toddler and 4 more times for Child and Adult sizes. 



Next Row: Ch 1, sk next dc, *(fpsc in next dc, 2 sc in ch-1 space, fpsc in next dc, sk next 2 dc sts), repeat from * to end, sl st to first fpsc, and turn.



Last Row: Ch 1, 1 hdc in FLO of same st as ch 1, 1 hdc in FLO of each st across to end, sl st to first hdc, fasten off.


Adding a Row to the Foundation Chain Side

Sl st to the point where you have your beginning tail, working in the FLO throughout, 1 sc in the same st, 1 sc in the next st, *(sc2tog across the next 2 sts, 1 sc in the next st, sc2tog across the next 2 sts, 1 sc in the next 2 sts), repeat from * and if you have 1 or 2 sts left at the end, work a sc or sc2tog respectively, sl st to the first st and fasten off. 




Weave in any tails left. The band will look slightly wider on the foundation chain side. Slightly tug the other edge to make it bigger. Enjoy your new ear warmer!



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