All Grown Up Ear Warmer

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Theย All Grown Up Ear Warmer is a great stash buster, using 2 or more colors of yarn but less than 100 yards total! And it’s a great addition to your winter wardrobe – an extra layer under a coat hood when outside, alone once it warms up a bit, or around the house when it’s particularly chilly. Depending on the colors you use it works for both men and women, and with 2 sizes it’ll fit everyone from pre-teens to adults. Pair it with the All Grown Up Arm Warmers to make a matching set!

All Grown Up Ear Warmer: free #crochet pattern in 2 sizes!

All Grown Up Ear Warmer

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  • US – I, 5.5mm hook
  • 90 yds total Worsted or Aran weight yarn, in 2 or more colors (Vanna’s Choice in Silver Grey and Rose Mist shown)
  • Sizes: Small (20-22″ head) and Large (22-24″ head), written in pattern as Small(Large)
  • Video tutorials you might find useful: FDC – Foundation Double Crochet; Joining Foundation Sts in the Round; FPDC/BPDC – front and back post double crochet; Seamless Join

NOTE: The post stitches used in this pattern are Shallow Post Stitches (tutorial HERE) – but some prefer standard post stitches! So give each a try and see which you like best.

Round 1: With Color A, FDC 52(62). Without twisting, join to first FDC with a sl st. (52(62) sts)

Round 2: Ch 2 (does not count as a st). Fpdc in the first st, bpdc in the next st. *Fpdc in the next st, bpdc in the next st. Repeat from * to end, join to first fpdc with a sl st. (52(62) sts)

Round 3: Ch 2. Fpdc in the first st, bpdc in the next st. *Fpdc in the next st, bpdc in the next st. Repeat from * to end, break yarn and seamless join. (52(62) sts)

Round 4: With Color B, join with a sl st to first st of previous round. Ch 1, sc in the first 10 sts, hdc in the next 10 sts, dc in the next 12(22) sts, hdc in the next 10 sts, sc in the last 10 sts. Join with a sl st to first sc. (52(62) sts)

Round 5: Ch 1, sc in the first 10 sts, hdc in the next 10 sts, dc in the next 12(22) sts, hdc in the next 10 sts, sc in the last 10 sts. Break yarn and seamless join. (52(62) sts)

Round 6: With next color, join with a sl st to first st of previous round. Ch 1, bpsc in the first 10 sts, bphdc in the next 10 sts, bpdc in the next 12(22) sts, bphdc in the next 10 sts, bpsc in the last 10 sts. Join with a sl st to first bpsc. (52(62) sts)

All Grown Up Ear Warmer: free #crochet pattern in 2 sizes!Round 7: Ch 1, sc in the first 10 sts, hdc in the next 10 sts, dc in the next 12(22) sts, hdc in the next 10 sts, sc in the last 10 sts. Break yarn and seamless join. (52(62) sts)

Round 8: With next color, join with a sl st to first st of previous round. Ch 1, bpsc in the first 10 sts, bphdc in the next 10 sts, bpdc in the next 12(22) sts, bphdc in the next 10 sts, bpsc in the last 10 sts. Join with a sl st to first bpsc. (52(62) sts)

Round 9: Ch 1, sc in the first 10 sts, hdc in the next 10 sts, dc in the next 12(22) sts, hdc in the next 10 sts, sc in the last 10 sts. Break yarn and seamless join. (52(62) sts)

Round 10: With next color, join with a sl st to first st of previous round. Ch 2, dc in each st around. Join with a sl st to first dc. (52(62) sts)

Round 11: Ch 2. Fpdc in the first st, bpdc in the next st. *Fpdc in the next st, bpdc in the next st. Repeat from * to end, join to first fpdc with a sl st. (52(62) sts)

Round 12: Ch 2. Fpdc in the first st, bpdc in the next st. *Fpdc in the next st, bpdc in the next st. Repeat from * to end, break yarn and seamless join. (52(62) sts) Weave in all ends and stay warm!

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And voila, your ears are all warmed up! This ear warmer is narrow in the back for easy wearing, and wide up front to keep you as warm as possible. I hope you enjoy making it – I can’t wait to see your photos!

Written pattern copyright Tamara Kelly 2014. Please do not reprint or repost this pattern, but please do link to this page to share this pattern with others. If you wish to make items for sale from this pattern, please visit the About page for details.
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Comments

  1. 5

    says

    I love it! I made one and wore it for awhile today. I love how it fits! Then I had to take it off because I was way too warm with it on. I was surprised how warm it kept me. Almost makes me wish for colder weather so I can wear it some more. ๐Ÿ˜€ Thank you so much, Tamara!

  2. 8

    says

    Fun! I loved making it. I also learned techniques I did not know!! I have been crocheting for 60 years and today I learned how to to a Foundation double crochet and a seamless join. I will make several more for family. Thank you so much for the pattern.

  3. 10

    georgia says

    What a good reason to grow my hair!!!I will make 2 for gifts..thanks for the beautiful patterns!!! :) have a great day!

  4. 11

    Joyce Holtz says

    What a fun project! I am also in my 60’s and learned three new techniques in this great pattern. Thank you, Tamara. Your videos are awesome too!

  5. 13

    says

    This is all grown up! I’ve been meaning to make something like this. This seems a good place to start. I love the color choices, very adult without being dull. Thanks for sharing, Tamara!

  6. 14

    Brittany says

    Do you HAVE to do the foundation double crochet or could you make a regular chain and a row of double crochet and then join?

    • 20

      Tamara Kelly says

      Sorry about that – those buttons are a little screwy right now, but my tech guy is out of state til next week, alas. However if you hover over the photo you’d like to pin, a pin it button will appear in the top left! Thanks! ๐Ÿ˜€

  7. 23

    Maike says

    it was hard at first to find the V for the second stitch. but now i got it all figured out and it’s just flying =) thanks for the great pattern!

  8. 25

    KATHI moore says

    I absolutely love this pattern! I started and finished in two hours. I will get few made this weekend! Thank you all the work you do! Peace always!

  9. 27

    April says

    I am trying to make this but as I am a tight crocheter (sp?) I would like to know about how many inches that is; and do I scale up the rest of the sc’s and hdc’s or keep them the same and just up the dc’s?

  10. 29

    jamotte says

    Merci pour tous les modeles gratuits
    tout est si beaux mon petit fils sera bien content
    un grand merci,pour le partage

    Sylviane

  11. 30

    Rena Bryce says

    Thank you for sharing your lovely pattern, I love crochet and recently have been asked to do wide headbands for some of my friends girls, this is such a lovely pattern and so versatile I will need to have a look at your tutorial videos Tamara as your American terminology is different from here in Scotland and once I have figured the differences out I will have fun doing this lovely headband, your a very talented lady and very generous sharing your patterns. Bless you :)
    Rena

  12. 32

    says

    After 40 some years I learned how to do a foundation double crochet,never had done before,directions were very clear. Ty and I also had a refresher in BP and fp stiches, love the earwarmer. It’s for almost 17th old grandaughter, will make a few more ty again!

  13. 34

    Tina says

    I am confuse on how to get the 52 fdc started. Do I chain 52 and then go back and do the stitches. I did it like the one in the video but that was only with 3 chains. When I tried to chain 52 and go back some how I ended up with a backwards circle and I didn’t even slip stitch together.

    • 35

      Tamara Kelly says

      Hi Tina! When working FDC you ch 3 to start the first fdc, but after that each stitch is worked off the one before it, and there is no more chaining. If you don’t want to use the fdc stitch, then you can chain and work 52 dc sts like you normally would. :)

  14. 36

    Amber says

    So glad I found this pattern! A friends mom asked me to make her one & then obs of her moms friends asked. I didn’t really have a pattern to go by so I was just going to do it myself, but this is awesome!

  15. 40

    Shannon says

    Love this. Did it as a test piece and learn different stitches piece, daughter posted a picture and just got a request for six more by her friends. Thanks for making me busy.

  16. 42

    Renee says

    Thank you for such a well written pattern! I am new to crocheting and not good with patterns but this was easy to follow and it turned out beautiful! Thank you again!

  17. 48

    Debbie swaim says

    Thanks for the pattern. I have started making this headband tonight. I have a question…….. making the Large size, 62. Row 1 says….Without twisting, join to first FDC with a sl st. I don’t get the part of slip stitch. It seems to not connect all the way to the bottom of the FDC? Is there a tutorial on connecting first row to second row when making head bands? Thanks and looking forward for your response.

    • 49

      Debbie swaim says

      Tamara, I re-read the very beginning of your post and pattern. Sorry, I didn’t notice that you sent a link on joining foundation stitching in the round. Missed it completely when I started this headband.

      I did think of another question…..Row 1, says to join 62….do I count the very first ch 3 as one post and as as the 62? Or just count the FDC only?

      Thanks!

      • 50

        Tamara Kelly says

        Glad you spotted it! ๐Ÿ˜€ When working with foundation stitches, I *only* count the foundation stitches, not the little chains that started it off. :)

  18. 51

    Beth Lord says

    I love your stuff! I have been to your site many times. I begun the fairytale poncho, (didn’t say I finished it yet) I am doing it in 2 colors, green and cream and a #5 yarn and it is so soft. I just finished hand copying the instructions for your earwarmer and the instructions for the clouds which I will use on a blanket for my youngest grandson. You are truly talented.

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