Crochet Pattern: Ridge Ear Warmer

By Robin Beers – 13 Comments
This cozy ear warmer will keep your fingers busy and your ears warm as a result! You will have to know the Front Post Double Crochet (fpdc) and Back Post Double Crochet (bpdc), and then you’re good to go! It is a good pattern to use up your scrap yarn. Mix and match colors – you can even use 2 strands at once for a pretty effect. If you want, you can add a trim with single crochet in eyelash yarn (the fuzzy stuff) to really dress it up!

Skill Level:

Finished Size: 2 1/2″ (6.5 cm) wide by approximately 21″ (53.5 cm) long (before stitching together to form band)

Worsted Weight Yarn
Approximately 50 yards
Crochet Hook I (5.50mm)
Yarn needle

Gauge: No gauge needed. Use instructions within the pattern to adjust the size if desired.

Crochet Pattern: Ridge Ear Warmer
Row 1: ch 15, dc in 4th ch from hook and in each ch across: 12 dc
Row 2: ch 3, turn, *fpdc in next st, bpdc in next st, repeat from * across: 6 fpdc, 6 bpdc
Row 3: ch 3, turn, *bpdc in next st, fpdc in next st, repeat from * across: 6 bpdc, 6 fpdc
Continue rows 2 and 3 until headband measures 21 inches (or size desired)
Finish off leaving long end of yarn (about 12 inches).
With yarn needle, stitch ends together.

This ear warmer was crocheted with raspberry acrylic yarn and can be used as a neckwarmer too!
If you have any questions about this pattern, please don’t hesitate to ask.

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  1. Shaynee says:

    This is cute! I’m going to make one and sew a crocheted flower on the side. 🙂

  2. Sarah Dee says:

    I love it as a neckwarmer.

  3. odette says:

    Our church gals crochet/knit for charity
    we make hats/scarfs and this ear warmer
    is something we might add. We have lots
    of scrap yarn in different colors.

    Thanks for it

  4. Robin says:

    You’re welcome! You can even make stripes if you want. 🙂

  5. Michelle says:

    So we’re fpdc in the bpdc, and bpdc in the fpdc, right? It looks ok so far… just checking!

  6. Robin says:

    Michelle, that’s right. Just keep alternating across. You should see the ridges appear. Let me know how it comes out.

  7. Laura says:

    Robin, I love the look of the ribbing! I’d like to make a scarf using the same pattern, but wanted to verify first: your starting chain is simply multiples of two plus three?

  8. Robin says:

    Laura, yes, that is correct. Good luck with the scarf!

  9. Stacie says:

    I am a beginner and I am gonna try this. Let me make sure I understand. For row 2, *fpdc in next st, bpdc in next st, repeat from *, means doing fpdc and bpdc 6 times? Also, are you supposed to fpdc in next stitch from chain 3 and bpdc in the next stitch from fpdc?

    • Rachel says:

      Hi Stacie, yes you are going to have a total of 6 fpdc and 6 bpdc. When it says to work into the next stitch, your first stitch will be made into the stitch after the ch 3, and the next stitch after that will be made into the stitch right after the stitch you just worked into. You’ll see that the ridges created from the stitches will start to line up.

  10. Wednesday says:

    Thank you, I love it! and the pattern is really clear.
    Some friends requested earwarmers with team colors… this pattern looks like it might adapt well to that but I can’t decide, work the two colors alternating across rows? or work the colors so the wrap around the band? I’ve seen some patterns with a look and buttons and thought to add that to this one but…. is the button a pain to use? is a band that just pulls on easier and more comfortable in the long run? I live in southern CA, I don’t have a lot of experience with cold weather gear 😉

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