Puff Stitch Ear Warmer Pattern

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I have been meaning to share this free pattern with you for a while now! This free Puff Stitch Ear Warmer Pattern is available in sizes Preemie, Newborn, 0-3 months, 3-6 months, 6-12 months, 12-24 months, Small Child (age 3-5 years), Child (age 6-10 years), Teen, Adult (medium) and Adult (large).

Puff Stitch Ear Warmer Sizes preemie to adult free

The puff stitch (ps) is very simple to make and gives a softly textured look to this earwarmer. I’ve used some of my leftover yarn from my yarn stash for this project. The Adult Medium Earwarmer used 90 yds (82.5 m).

I don’t know if you remember, but last fall I released a lovely Puff Stitch Hat Pattern using this yarn too. It is beautifully soft and it has some squish to it. It is a favorite of mine that you can get from WeCrochet.

If you’d prefer a Puff Stitch Hat Pattern, instead of an ear-warmer, you can get that for free right here: Olivia Puff Stitch Hat

Puff Stitch Ear Warmer Pattern

Supplies

  • Yarn: City Tweed Aran Yarn. (affiliate link) 3.52 oz (100 g) and 164 yds (150 m).  55% Merino wool, 25% Superfine alpaca, 20% Donegal tweed. Aran (Heavy Worsted) Weight Yarn [4]. Hand wash, dry flat.
  • Colors: Lemon Curd (24526)
  • Crochet Hook: 5.5 mm (I) Furls Streamline Wood Ebony  (affiliate link)
  • Finished Project: Adult Medium Ear Warmer: 1.9 oz (55 g) and 90 yds (82.5 m).
  • Scissors, Tapestry Needle/Yarn Needle, Stitch Marker

Difficulty Level

Easy

Finished Size

  • Preemie height 2.5 inches X 10 inches circumference
  • Newborn height 3 inches X 12 inches circumference
  • 0-3 months height 3 inches X 14 inches circumference
  • 3-6 months height 3 inches X 15 inches circumference
  • 6-12 months height 3.5 inches X 16 inches circumference
  • 12-24 months height 3.5 inches X 17 inches circumference
  • Small Child Ear Warmer (age 3-5 years) height 4 inches X 18 inches circumference
  • Child Ear Warmer (age 6-10 years) height 4 inches X 19 inches circumference
  • Teen Ear Warmer height 4 inches X 20 inches circumference
  • Adult Ear Warmer (Size: Medium) height 4 inches X 21 inches circumference
  • Adult Ear Warmer (Size: Large) height 4.5 inches X 22 inches circumference

Gauge

Approximately 3 sets (puff st, ch 1) per 2 inches and 4 rows worked in puff stitch pattern per 2 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

Crochet Stitch Dictionary

Our Crochet Translation Project offers translations in many languages.
Check out the Basic Crochet Terms in 10 languages here.

  • BL – back loop
  • ch – chain
  • dc – double crochet
  • g – grams
  • m – meters
  • oz – ounces
  • rem – remaining
  • Rnd – round
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • sk – skip/skipped
  • st/sts – stitch/stitches 
  • puff st – puff stitch (*see special 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

Special Stitches

Puff Stitch (puff st)

Yarn over the hook, insert your hook into the specified stitch (or chain space), yarn over and pull up a loop to the height of a double crochet. *Yarn over, insert your hook into the same stitch (or chain space), pull up a loop to the height of a double crochet**. Work from * to ** 3 times. Yarn over and pull through all 9 loops on the hook, to complete the stitch.

Helpful Tutorials

If you are new to crochet, you can always refer to my How to Crochet Guide and Crochet Stitches and Symbols for more information. For my crochet video tutorials, subscribe to my YouTube Channel here.

Notes:

  • Stitch multiple: 2 + 1 for the turning chain (Understanding Stitch Multiples)
  • Crochet stitch pattern : Puff Stitch
  • The initial ch-2 does not count as a stitch.
  • The initial ch-1 does not count as a stitch.
  • The sl st does not count as a stitch.
  • Make your sl st tightly.
  • Sl st under both loops, even for the BL only rounds.
  • You may customize the ear warmer height by working the repeat as many, or as few, times as you wish. Every 1 round you add with the puff stitch pattern, will add approximately 0.5 inch of height to the headband.
  • Add this pattern to your Ravelry Library here
Puff Stitch Ear Warmer Free Pattern

Puff Stitch Ear Warmer Pattern

This ear warmer is worked in joined rounds from the top-down. 

Preemie Puff Stitch Ear Warmer

Using your 5.5 mm (I) hook (or size required for gauge):

Rnd 1: Ch 31, sk the first ch, 1 sc in each rem ch across. Sl st to the first st to join. [30 sc]

Rnd 2-Rnd 5: Ch 2 (does not count as a stitch), 1 puff st in the first st, ch 1, sk the next st. *1 puff st in the next st, ch 1, sk the next st**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first st to join. [15 puff st, 15 ch1sp]

Rnd 6: Ch 1, 1 sc in each puff st and each ch1sp around. [30 sc]

Proceed to finishing instructions.

Newborn Puff Stitch Ear Warmer

Using your 5.5 mm (I) hook (or size required for gauge):

Rnd 1: Ch 37, sk the first ch, 1 sc in each rem ch across. Sl st to the first st to join. [36 sc]

Rnd 2: Ch 1 (does not count as a stitch), 1 sc in the BL of each st around. Sl st to the first st to join. [36 sc]

Rnd 3-Rnd 6: Ch 2 (does not count as a stitch), 1 puff st in the first st, ch 1, sk the next st. *1 puff st in the next st, ch 1, sk the next st**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first st to join. [18 puff st, 18 ch1sp]

Rnd 7: Ch 1, 1 sc in each puff st and each ch1sp around. Sl st to the first st to join. [36 sc]

Rnd 8: Ch 1, 1 sc in the BL of each st around.  [36 sc]

Proceed to finishing instructions.

0-3 months baby Puff Stitch Ear Warmer

Using your 5.5 mm (I) hook (or size required for gauge):

Rnd 1: Ch 43, sk the first ch, 1 sc in each rem ch across. Sl st to the first st to join. [42 sc]

Rnd 2: Ch 1 (does not count as a stitch), 1 sc in the BL of each st around. Sl st to the first st to join. [42 sc]

Rnd 3-Rnd 6: Ch 2 (does not count as a stitch), 1 puff st in the first st, ch 1, sk the next st. *1 puff st in the next st, ch 1, sk the next st**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first st to join. [21 puff st, 21 ch1sp]

Rnd 7: Ch 1, 1 sc in each puff st and each ch1sp around. Sl st to the first st to join. [42 sc]

Rnd 8: Ch 1, 1 sc in the BL of each st around.  [42 sc]

Proceed to finishing instructions.

3-6 months baby Puff Stitch Ear Warmer

Using your 5.5 mm (I) hook (or size required for gauge):

Rnd 1: Ch 47, sk the first ch, 1 sc in each rem ch across. Sl st to the first st to join. [46 sc]

Rnd 2: Ch 1 (does not count as a stitch), 1 sc in the BL of each st around. Sl st to the first st to join. [46 sc]

Rnd 3-Rnd 6: Ch 2 (does not count as a stitch), 1 puff st in the first st, ch 1, sk the next st. *1 puff st in the next st, ch 1, sk the next st**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first st to join. [23 puff st, 23 ch1sp]

Rnd 7: Ch 1, 1 sc in each puff st and each ch1sp around. Sl st to the first st to join. [46 sc]

Rnd 8: Ch 1, 1 sc in the BL of each st around.  [46 sc]

Proceed to finishing instructions.

6-12 months baby Puff Stitch Ear Warmer

Using your 5.5 mm (I) hook (or size required for gauge):

Rnd 1: Ch 49, sk the first ch, 1 sc in each rem ch across. Sl st to the first st to join. [48 sc]

Rnd 2: Ch 1 (does not count as a stitch), 1 sc in the BL of each st around. Sl st to the first st to join. [48 sc]

Rnd 3-Rnd 7: Ch 2 (does not count as a stitch), 1 puff st in the first st, ch 1, sk the next st. *1 puff st in the next st, ch 1, sk the next st**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first st to join. [24 puff st, 24 ch1sp]

Rnd 8: Ch 1, 1 sc in each puff st and each ch1sp around. Sl st to the first st to join. [48 sc]

Rnd 9: Ch 1, 1 sc in the BL of each st around.  [48 sc]

Proceed to finishing instructions.

12-24 months baby Puff Stitch Ear Warmer

Using your 5.5 mm (I) hook (or size required for gauge):

Rnd 1: Ch 53, sk the first ch, 1 sc in each rem ch across. Sl st to the first st to join. [52 sc]

Rnd 2: Ch 1 (does not count as a stitch), 1 sc in the BL of each st around. Sl st to the first st to join. [52 sc]

Rnd 3-Rnd 7: Ch 2 (does not count as a stitch), 1 puff st in the first st, ch 1, sk the next st. *1 puff st in the next st, ch 1, sk the next st**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first st to join. [26 puff st, 26 ch1sp]

Rnd 8: Ch 1, 1 sc in each puff st and each ch1sp around. Sl st to the first st to join. [52 sc]

Rnd 9: Ch 1, 1 sc in the BL of each st around.  [52 sc]

Proceed to finishing instructions.

Small Child Hat (Age 3-5 years) Puff Stitch Ear Warmer

Using your 5.5 mm (I) hook (or size required for gauge):

Rnd 1: Ch 55, sk the first ch, 1 sc in each rem ch across. Sl st to the first st to join. [54 sc]

Rnd 2: Ch 1 (does not count as a stitch), 1 sc in the BL of each st around. Sl st to the first st to join. [54 sc]

Rnd 3-Rnd 8: Ch 2 (does not count as a stitch), 1 puff st in the first st, ch 1, sk the next st. *1 puff st in the next st, ch 1, sk the next st**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first st to join. [27 puff st, 27 ch1sp]

Rnd 9: Ch 1, 1 sc in each puff st and each ch1sp around. Sl st to the first st to join. [54 sc]

Rnd 10: Ch 1, 1 sc in the BL of each st around.  [54 sc]

Proceed to finishing instructions.

Child Hat (Age 6-10 years) Puff Stitch Ear Warmer

Using your 5.5 mm (I) hook (or size required for gauge):

Rnd 1: Ch 59, sk the first ch, 1 sc in each rem ch across. Sl st to the first st to join. [58 sc]

Rnd 2: Ch 1 (does not count as a stitch), 1 sc in the BL of each st around. Sl st to the first st to join. [58 sc]

Rnd 3-Rnd 8: Ch 2 (does not count as a stitch), 1 puff st in the first st, ch 1, sk the next st. *1 puff st in the next st, ch 1, sk the next st**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first st to join. [29 puff st, 29 ch1sp]

Rnd 9: Ch 1, 1 sc in each puff st and each ch1sp around. Sl st to the first st to join. [58 sc]

Rnd 10: Ch 1, 1 sc in the BL of each st around.  [58 sc]

Proceed to finishing instructions.

Teen Ear Warmer Puff Stitch Ear Warmer

Using your 5.5 mm (I) hook (or size required for gauge):

Rnd 1: Ch 61, sk the first ch, 1 sc in each rem ch across. Sl st to the first st to join. [60 sc]

Rnd 2: Ch 1 (does not count as a stitch), 1 sc in the BL of each st around. Sl st to the first st to join. [60 sc]

Rnd 3-Rnd 8: Ch 2 (does not count as a stitch), 1 puff st in the first st, ch 1, sk the next st. *1 puff st in the next st, ch 1, sk the next st**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first st to join. [30 puff st, 30 ch1sp]

Rnd 9: Ch 1, 1 sc in each puff st and each ch1sp around. Sl st to the first st to join. [60 sc]

Rnd 10: Ch 1, 1 sc in the BL of each st around.  [60 sc]

Proceed to finishing instructions.

Adult Ear Warmer (Size: Medium) Puff Stitch Ear Warmer

Using your 5.5 mm (I) hook (or size required for gauge):

Rnd 1: Ch 65, sk the first ch, 1 sc in each rem ch across. Sl st to the first st to join. [64 sc]

Rnd 2: Ch 1 (does not count as a stitch), 1 sc in the BL of each st around. Sl st to the first st to join. [64 sc]

Rnd 3-Rnd 8: Ch 2 (does not count as a stitch), 1 puff st in the first st, ch 1, sk the next st. *1 puff st in the next st, ch 1, sk the next st**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first st to join. [32 puff st, 32 ch1sp]

Rnd 9: Ch 1, 1 sc in each puff st and each ch1sp around. Sl st to the first st to join. [64 sc]

Rnd 10: Ch 1, 1 sc in the BL of each st around.  [64 sc]

Proceed to finishing instructions.

Adult Ear Warmer (Size: Large) Puff Stitch Ear Warmer

Using your 5.5 mm (I) hook (or size required for gauge):

Rnd 1: Ch 67, sk the first ch, 1 sc in each rem ch across. Sl st to the first st to join. [66 sc]

Rnd 2: Ch 1 (does not count as a stitch), 1 sc in the BL of each st around. Sl st to the first st to join. [66 sc]

Rnd 3-Rnd 9: Ch 2 (does not count as a stitch), 1 puff st in the first st, ch 1, sk the next st. *1 puff st in the next st, ch 1, sk the next st**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first st to join. [33 puff st, 33 ch1sp]

Rnd 10: Ch 1, 1 sc in each puff st and each ch1sp around. Sl st to the first st to join. [66 sc]

Rnd 11: Ch 1, 1 sc in the BL of each st around.  [66 sc]

Finishing Instructions for all Puff Stitch Ear Warmer Sizes:

  • Finish off with an invisible join.
  • Weave in any remaining ends securely.

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