When fall rolls around, I find myself excited for the crisp air and falling leaves. The cold also means bundling up and getting comfy with scarfs and hats. I love my scarfs and hats, but I actually prefer headbands since I can still wear hats or buns with them. I also wear headbands when I go running, so I get extra use out of it. I’m excited to share this crochet ear warmer pattern with you today!
I want it to be extra warm, so I line my crocheted headbands with fleece. This particular headband is made with back loop only stitching that gives it a unique texture, almost making it look like knit.
Supplies needed to make this crochet ear warmer pattern:
First chain 11.
Row 1 – Single crochet in each chain.
Row 2 until end – Now you’re going to do a back loop only single crochet stitch. That means, instead of going through both loops (as usual), you will hook your hook through the back loop. See picture below. You will do this for all the rows until the end. This will create a fun texture in your headband.
Repeat your back loop only single crochet in every row until you have enough rows for the headband to fit around your head. I like to add a button and elastic on the back, so I make the headband so there is an inch to small on my head.
Adding fleece (optional) Once you’re done, cut your fleece so it is the same length and width as your crocheted headband.
Using matching thread, sew your fleece onto the headband. Make sure to add the elastic loop under the fleece at one end of the fleece.
Then sew on a button and you’re done. *Note: if you don’t want to do a button and elastic, just stitch the ends together to make the headband into a circle.
Your ear warmers are now ready to wear. I hope you enjoyed this crochet ear warmer pattern – stay warm!