The 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
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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
- All Grown Up Ear Warmer Tutorial - Right & Left Handed
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)
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!
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!
Love this! I think I will have to make a couple!!
😀 Thanks so much Elena!
I cannot print this without having advertisements blocking the instruction. Have tried several different times.
Hello Bonita! Have you tried the green Print Friendly button at the bottom of the post?
Have you made a scarf using this pattern?
Not a scarf, but a cowl! 😀 https://www.mooglyblog.com/grown-cowl/
GREAT THANK YOU
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. 😀 Thank you so much, Tamara!
😀 What a great review! Thanks so much Julia!
Lovely. Thanks for share.
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.
😀 Thank you Natalie!
What a good reason to grow my hair!!!I will make 2 for gifts..thanks for the beautiful patterns!!! 🙂 have a great day!
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!
😀 Thank you so much Joyce!
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!
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?
You can, but it won't be as stretchy. It will work though! 🙂
Thanks for answering! I made this in one sitting and i LOVE it!! can't wait to wear it to work tomorrow!
YAY! 😀 So glad to hear it!!
Love this, Tamara!
Pinterest link goes to google+. I would like to try this. I think my daughter would love it.
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! 😀
Sally l brown
Is the hook size "I"? As in the alphabet? Thanks
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!
😀 Thanks! Glad you stuck with it!
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!
😀 Yay! Thanks Kathi!
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?
Hi April! Rather than adding stitches, I'd recommend going up a hook size or two (or three!). 🙂
Merci pour tous les modeles gratuits
tout est si beaux mon petit fils sera bien content
un grand merci,pour le partage
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 🙂
Thank you so much Rena! It's pretty simple conversions - here's a chart that might help: http://www.yarnfwd.com/main/crochet.html
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!
😀 Thank you Ruth, I'm so glad you liked it!
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.
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. 🙂
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!
😀 Thank you Amber!
Peut on recevoir en français les modèles
If I get a volunteer to translate I'll happily post a French version! 🙂
she was looking for a translation of the model into french.
Yes, unfortunately I haven't had a French translator volunteer to do this one.
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.
😀 That's fantastic Shannon, thank you!
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!
Thank you so much Renee!
Do you count the first ch 3 as a dc?
This pattern uses a ch 2, not a ch 3. The ch 2 does not count as a stitch. 🙂
Love this pattern! Just made one in local school colors 🙂 Works up quickly. Thanks for the pattern!
Oh yay! 😀 Thank you Sil!
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.
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?
Glad you spotted it! 😀 When working with foundation stitches, I *only* count the foundation stitches, not the little chains that started it off. 🙂
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.
😀 Thank you so much Beth!!
This is gorgeous. I want to make a few. I crochet very tightly. Do you have a gauge to help me out? thanks
Thank you! I would go with whatever hook makes the first round fit comfortably around your head.
I was wondering if this project would be managable for a novice 'crocheter' who has recently got the
hang of the double crochet stitch (US single crochet)
Thanks in advance.
Hi Ronan! It does use more stitches, but I think it's a great chance to learn them and really expand your skills without doing anything "too" fancy! 🙂
Lei Lani Anderson
I am lefty, would luv video in my direction lol. But am still trying as always with a twist lol.
I'll add it to the to-do list, thank you Lei Lani!
Hi there, love the pattern! I am having a problem unfortunately. Even though I have counted my stitches to make sure I have 62, when I get to the end of my first round of fpdc and bpdc I end up with no other option but to make my last stitch around my chain 2. I can't for the life of me figure out what I'm doing wrong! Any help or ideas would be greatly appreciated!
It's impossible for me to say without being there - but working it around the ch 2 is a good solution otherwise!
I just made one of these in our school colors and it's the perfect earwarmer!! It's wide so it will actually keep my forehead and ears warm, but there's enough tapering in the back that my long hair will lay nice if I choose wear it down. Thanks for another great pattern! This will definitley be my go-to earwarmer pattern from now on 🙂
😀 Thank you so much Renee! I'm so glad to hear it!!
I tried the "Print Friendly" button at the bottom of the page and the ads still block the pattern. Any help?
Hi Angela! You can use PrintFriendly.com in another tab. I don't know why the ads showed up for you, but you can also click on them to take them off the Print Friendly page before printing. You can also copy and paste the pattern to word, or even highlight and right click print. 🙂 I don't have any of those standard options blocked.
Yay for Printfriendly.com!! Thanks for the tip =) Anxious to start making this one and try your short post stitches!
😀 I hope you enjoy it!
Great pattern but my color joins are ugly. Any advice how to eliminate the color jog?
Try finishing the join at the end of a round with the new color! 🙂
I am really looking forward to trying this. My question though, is can I just use one wool. I have a lush wool that is already multi coloured. Can I miss the section about joining second colour or adapt it somehow please?
Hi Sarah! And thank you! You can absolutely do it with just 1 yarn, just ignore the joining and breaking and keep going! 🙂
One more question if I may please. I promised I won't keep bugging you. At the end of each round do I turn so I am working Right Side and Wrong Side or just keep going?
I answered my own question because I have just watched your full ear warmer tutorial. Thank you so much for such awesome easy to follow explanations.
😀 I'm so glad the video helped! Thank you Sarah!
Thank you for another easy to follow tutorial! I love your teaching style! It works well with my learning style! I can’t wait to give this a try! I’m a newbie...again... & having much fun learning new patterns & stitches. The advice on how to make a not so wide version as well will be a great help! It will be pretty both ways & have a few in mind that would love both styles! Thanks again for being such an awesome teacher!!
♥ Thank you so much, Tammy!