Crochet Pattern: Absolutely Easy Ear Warmer

By Rachel Choi – 20 Comments

This ear warmer can be crocheted by a beginner! It’s made with ridges that are created by crocheting in the back loops only. The ridges allow the ear warmer to stretch so that it’ll fit snugly around your head.

The flower pattern can be found in my Crochet Pattern: Flower Appliques.

crochet easy ear warmer

Skill Level: beginner crochet skill level

Finished Size: any size you desire! Follow the instructions within the pattern to make the ear warmer any size you want.

Medium Weight Yarn (approximately 50 yards)
Crochet Hook I (5.50 mm)
Yarn needle
crochet yarn size 4

Gauge: not important for this pattern. Follow the instructions within that pattern to obtain the size you desire.

Crochet Pattern: Ear Warmer
Row 1: ch 11 or a chain that is a wide as you want your ear warmer, sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across: 10 sc
Row 2: ch 1, turn, in back loops only, sc in each sc across: 10 sc

Repeat row 2 until the ear warmer wraps tightly around your head. The ridge pattern, will allow the ear warmer to stretch.

To finish, use a yarn needle and sew the last row to the first. Be careful not to twist ear warmer.

The flower pattern can be found in my Crochet Pattern: Flower Appliques.

Need help crocheting your ear warmer? Let me know!

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  1. Bananas says:


  2. Marcia Kirby says:

    When a pattern does not say to crochet in the back loops, do you always crochet in BOTH loops? I am making a hat and just using the back loops , but wonder whether I should be using both loops.

  3. Laurie says:

    Thank you so much for posting this easy pattern for a headband. I’m very new to crocheting and your instructions were so easy to follow. The first one is almost done…..plan on making many more as part of Christmas gifts.
    Really like your website and appreciate all the patterns that you make available to us.

  4. Joy says:

    Thanks,will make great little Gifts,I will be using handspun yarn to make the ear warmers.So they should be super soft and cozy.
    Thanks again lady!

  5. hannah says:

    This is a great pattern! Super easy and fun. I’m planning on making many more : )

  6. rebecca says:

    Yay, I made one of these. I was very happy to find your blog and your easy to follow pattern. I just started learning crochet 2 weeks ago so I was really pumped that mine turned out so well, thanks!

  7. Nicole says:

    Thanks for all your great patterns on here. I made one of these for my daughter. She loves it. I had a blast making it. It had been a while since I had picked up my crochet hooks, so I was a bit rusty, but with the repetitiveness of this pattern I got back into it quickly. I love the stretchy factor too – it’s very cool.

  8. Sue says:

    I have just stumbled across this site and so excited to get started!! I have seen the ear warmers that connect shut with 2 buttons. Do you know how to make them.. Also on this pattern you say the last step would be to sew last row and first row together? I don’t slip stitch them together I sew them? I am fairly new at this.
    Thank you and it is a wonderful site

    • Rachel says:

      Hi Sue, you can sew or slip stitch it together. The one in the photo was sewn together to avoid the bump that slip stitching together creates. If you would like to learn more about sewing it together here’s a quick tutorial: How to Whip Stitch in Crochet

      The ear warmers with the buttons are cute! We’ll add it to our to do list and see if we can come up with a pattern for that soon!

  9. April says:

    Amazing! It is what it says: Abolutely Easy! Thank you!-

    I can’t post pictures, but I did make the earwarmer (I just didn’t attach the two ends of the band once completed and instead put a button on one end and a button hole on the other end). I also added a normal flower (not the red one in this picture, but the one with the six 3chain holes – I believe it’s on the second or third to last page in the free crochet patterns pages). It’s off white and made from Simply Soft yarn – it’s super soft and shiny. Nice Stuff! Thank you Rachel! I ‘ll probably make some mittens or something to go with it. Thanks again, April

  10. Jen says:

    Thanks for the pattern! It is really easy. I have a question…your edges seem smoother than mine. Mine seem more scalloped. Did I not catch the last chain possibly or did you “finish” it somehow? Any suggestions?

    • Rachel says:

      Hi Jen, it might just be the way I took the picture. If you had the same number of stitches on each row, then I’m sure you did it correctly 🙂

  11. wilma says:

    Thank you so much for the info Rachael. Good luck on your website. I admire anyone who can get one up and running.

  12. marj says:

    I’m looking for a pattern that has one large button to fasten it. It sort of tapers on the ends. I bought one for a friend last year at an arts/crafts fair and didn’t take the time to look it over very well. Do you have a pattern for one like that?

  13. vix says:

    I want to make this headband for my little girl BUT the last time i did any crochet I was about 6 years old and I can nto read the patterns or anything!!!! it need to to simple as I want to make it before christmas if possible!
    can you help me???

    • Rachel Choi says:

      Hi Vix, here’s a link to the crochet abbreviations page: Crochet Abbreviations
      When you are reading the pattern, you can replace the abbreviations with the actually stitch names and it should almost read like English. On the abbreviation page there are links to the stitch tutorials to give you a refresher on how to do them if you need it. If you get stuck, let me know and I’ll try and help you out.

  14. Alesha says:

    Hi! Love this headband! I was wondering if I could do the same pattern with thicker yarn and a bigger hook. Would I have to change the chain number? Thanks!

  15. Brenda Hilton says:

    I was looking for a simple ear warmer pattern and found yours. I can’t wait to try it.
    Thank you.

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