Free Beginner Friendly Crochet Ear Warmer Headband Pattern

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Crocheted ear warmer headbands are a fun and fashionable way to keep your ears warm without hiding your hair.

The Morgan Ear Warmer pattern is super easy to crochet and works up quickly! You can make a couple headbands in only an hour or two. The three headbands pictured took me about 2 hours in total (while I was watching Netflix) to crochet. You won’t need to get this pattern on Etsy either, as it is available for free, in 3 sizes, in my post below.

Crochet ear warmers are great for keeping your ears toasty during the cold winter months while still allowing you to wear your hair up in a messy-bun, or in a ponytail. Plus, because they are made from crocheted fabric, they can be tucked easily into a pocket, or your purse.

I remember wearing earmuffs when I was younger and I also remember getting my hair caught in the adjustable sliding plastic headband piece when I was wearing them, or trying to remove them. Earmuffs did not provide much coverage from the cold weather.

With this soft, comfortable, crocheted ear-warmer, you won’t need to worry about your long hair getting caught and pulled. Along with protecting your ears from the cold air and wind, the Morgan Ear Warmer will keep your forehead and the back of your head warmer too.

The stitch pattern I used is gender neutral, making this headband suitable for everyone. The Morgan Ear Warmer is crocheted with simple sc and dc stitches.

If you prefer headbands with a twist (twisted headbands), view this post to learn how to use a twisted seaming technique for the Morgan Ear Warmer. View post: How to Make a Twisted Ear Warmer from any headband pattern worked in rows.

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[disclaimer] The supplies used for this project were sent to me by Furls. [/disclaimer]

The yarn I’m using was sent to me by Furls. It’s called Wander yarn and it is 100% acrylic. This beautifully soft Medium Weight Yarn [4] comes in a wide-range of colors. In fact, Furls just released new colors today. You can check those out here.

From the 3 balls of yarn I worked with, I found the yarn to have great color consistency throughout the ball. There is a luster to the yarn too, which I find adds extra depth to the colors. The one ball had a couple small joining-knots in it which I untied and rejoined using a secure fisherman’s knot method. I didn’t come across any joins in the other 2 balls I used.

My children couldn’t pick just one color of yarn that they both wanted their headbands to be in this time, but you can actually make 2 ear warmers (child, or teen sizes) with just one ball of Wander Yarn.

Morgan Ear Warmer Headband Crochet Pattern

Supplies

  • Yarn: Furls Wander Acrylic Yarn. (affiliate link) 3.5 oz (100 g) and 120 yds (109 m).100% Acrylic. Medium Weight Yarn [4]. Machine wash cold water, normal cycle. Do not tumble dry. Do not bleach. Low iron.
  • Colors: 1 skein each in Amethyst, Cobblestone and Peninsula
  • Hook: 5 mm (H) Furls Streamline Swirl Galaxy Solar Flare  (affiliate link)
  • Finished Project: Child: 1.54 oz (44 g) and 53 yds (48 m)  Teen: 1.57 oz (45 g) and 54 yds (49 m) Adult: 1.82 oz (52 g) and 62 yds (57 m)
  • Scissors, Yarn Needle, Stitch Marker

Difficulty Level

Easy

Finished Size

These ear warmers will stretch 2 to 3 inches in circumference.

Child Ear Warmer Headband (age 6-10 years) height 4 inches X 18 inches circumference

Teen Ear Warmer Headband height 4 inches X 19 inches circumference

Adult Ear Warmer Headband (Medium) height 4.75 inches X 20 inches circumference

To make a small child (age 3-5 years) headband follow the Child Ear Warmer instructions and stop after R46. To make the toddler size (12-24 months), chain 13 and follow the Child Ear Warmer instructions and stop after R44.

Gauge

Approximately 9 sts per 3 inches and 8 rows worked in pattern per 3 inches 

You can substitute any yarn and hook for this stitch pattern – just remember when you substitute if your gauge is different, the finished size, and amount of yarn used for your project will also be different.

Abbreviations

US Terminology used

ch – chain

dc – double crochet

g – grams

m – meters

oz – ounces

rem – remaining

R – row

sc – single crochet

st/sts – stitch/stitches 

* to **– Repeat the instructions between the asterisks the number of times indicated. This repeat will contain multiple instructions.

[] – at the end of the row – the total number of stitches

() – important notes AND sets of stitches to be worked within one stitch, or space

Helpful Tutorials

Stitch Anatomy

Quick Stitch Guide 

Slip Knot and Starting Chain

Notes:

  • Stitch multiple: 2+1 (Understanding Stitch Multiples)
  • Crochet stitch pattern : Tilted Pairs
  • You may customize the earwarmer circumference by working the repeat as many, or as few, times as you wish. Every 2 rows you add with the stitch pattern, will add approximately 0.75-inch of circumference to the headband. 
  • To increase the width of the headband, add 2 extra chain stitches for every 0.75 inches of width.
  • Make your Ravelry project page here

Morgan Ear Warmer Headband Pattern Instructions

This earwarmer is worked in rows before being seamed into shape. 

Child Ear Warmer Pattern

Morgan Child Ear Warmer Headband (Age 6-10 years)

Using your 5 mm (H) hook (or size required for gauge):

R1: Ch 15, sk 1 ch, 1 sc in the next ch. *(1 sc, 1 dc) in the next ch, sk the next ch**. Work from * to ** across to the last ch. 1 sc in the last ch, ch 1, turn.  [8 sc, 6 dc]

R2-R48: 1 sc in the first sc. *(1 sc, 1 dc) in the next dc, sk the next sc**. Work from * to ** across to the last sc. 1 sc in the last sc, ch 1, turn.  [8 sc, 6 dc]

Proceed to finishing instructions.

Teen Ear Warmer Headband pattern

Morgan Teen Ear Warmer Headband

Using your 5 mm (H) hook (or size required for gauge):

R1: Ch 15, sk 1 ch, 1 sc in the next ch. *(1 sc, 1 dc) in the next ch, sk the next ch**. Work from * to ** across to the last ch. 1 sc in the last ch, ch 1, turn.  [8 sc, 6 dc]

R2-R50: 1 sc in the first sc. *(1 sc, 1 dc) in the next dc, sk the next sc**. Work from * to ** across to the last sc. 1 sc in the last sc, ch 1, turn.  [8 sc, 6 dc]

Proceed to finishing instructions.

Adult Ear Warmer Headband Pattern

Morgan Adult Ear Warmer Headband

Using your 5 mm (H) hook (or size required for gauge):

R1: Ch 17, sk 1 ch, 1 sc in the next ch. *(1 sc, 1 dc) in the next ch, sk the next ch**. Work from * to ** across to the last ch. 1 sc in the last ch, ch 1, turn.  [9 sc, 7 dc]

R2-R52: 1 sc in the first sc. *(1 sc, 1 dc) in the next dc, sk the next sc**. Work from * to ** across to the last sc. 1 sc in the last sc, ch 1, turn.  [9 sc, 7 dc]

Proceed to finishing instructions.

Finishing Instructions

Finish off your yarn leaving approximately a 9 inch tail for seaming.

Fold your finished band in half widthwise, bringing the foundation row edge (R1) and the final row edge R48 (R50, R52) together. 

Thread your yarn-end on a yarn needle and whipstitch to the 2 edges together neatly. 

Weave in your ends securely.

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9 Comments

  1. Hi Judy, I honestly don’t remember correcting these instructions. I did rewrite the introduction for the post for SEO reasons and I think there were a few links I had to change too. You could use a different stitch and work to the same measurements 🙂 Best wishes, Rhondda

  2. Two questions, 1. Would it be possible to use the herringbone half double crochet to make this headband.?? 2. I noticed you corrected one of your instructions. Was that for the adult size. ?? Thanks for any further information. My daughter & DIL plus Granddaughters will be glad to receive one this coming Winter. **

  3. Hi Cathyjo, there was a star missing! I apologize and I have updated the pattern. It should read:
    1 sc in the first sc. *(1 sc, 1 dc) in the next dc, sk the next sc**. Work from * to ** across to the last sc. 1 sc in the last sc, ch 1, turn.

  4. I pray you will
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    Wi e to do a repeat from a row before this is because you stated from Row 2 to 59. No where do you Indicate-we will repeat row 1. I m really frustrated.

    I hope you will respond Thanks.

  5. Finished Size

    These ear warmers will stretch 2 to 3 inches in circumference.

    Child Ear Warmer Headband (age 6-10 years) height 4 inches X 18 inches circumference

    Teen Ear Warmer Headband height 4 inches X 19 inches circumference

    Adult Ear Warmer Headband (Medium) height 4.75 inches X 20 inches circumference

    To make a small child (age 3-5 years) headband follow the Child Ear Warmer instructions and stop after R46. To make the toddler size (12-24 months), chain 13 and follow the Child Ear Warmer instructions and stop after R44.

    2 rows = 0.75 inches

    So we stop 2 rows sooner for Small Child that will make 17.25 inches and for Toddler it will be an additional 2 rows sooner so about 16.5 inches. The toddler size is narrower too with less chains to start so it is about 3.25 inches wide.

    I had to do the math sorry this is so long !
    Hope this helps,
    Rhondda

  6. Hi! Can you tell me the lengths for the small child and toddler sizes please?

  7. Am making this now. It’s soooo quick and easy to do. I love it.

  8. Hi Janice, I ordered those tabs from Unwrapped Yarn last year. I think she stopped selling them though. This is her shop link: She’s currently on vacation but if you follow her on Instagram she will let you know when she is reopening 🙂 All the best, Rhondda

  9. Where can I get personalized leather tabs for the ear warmers???