Reversible Bulky Ear Warmer

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I think it is a goal for many of us (I won’t call it a New Year’s Resolution) is to try to use up some of our stashed yarn.

I make an effort to do this throughout the year; not just in January. Whether I give the yarn to local causes to make blankets, or I use it for giveaways on my blog for my online crochet friends (check out my current giveaways here), I like to see that yarn I have stashed be put to good use, rather than be tossed out.

I especially love hearing about all the afghans and blankets that have been made by kindly volunteers (thank you for helping the yarn get to those who can use it Sue!).

So for those of you who would like to use up some of your stash, here is a quick and easy project that you can whip-up in less than an hour using some of your Bulky Weight Yarn.

The yarn I used is one I love but one that has been discontinued (I think?). It is called Caron Swirl Cakes and the color of my left-over yarn is Gold Fusion. The label on my yarn notes this is a Bulky Weight Yarn [5], 8 oz / 227 g and 252 yds / 230 m. The recommended hook size is 8 mm (L) and the yarn is 70% Acrylic and 30% Wool.

So go check your stash to see if you have popped a cake of Caron Swirl Cakes in there and let’s make some headbands and ear warmers, shall we? I will be releasing 3 free patterns over the next little bit, using a total combined weight of 108 grams of this yarn.

Stashbuster Bulky Winter Earwarmer (link will be added when it is published)

Stashbuster Ribbed Earwarmer (link will be added when it is published)

and the headband pattern at the bottom of this post, Stashbuster Reversible Bulky Ear Warmer

You can see the yarn on Ravelry here and be sure to check out the stashed section because some people are looking to get rid of the Caron Swirl Cakes they have!

Reversible Bulky Ear Warmer Pattern

Reversible Bulky Ear Warmer Stashbuster Pattern

Supplies

  • Yarn: Caron Swirl Cakes. (affiliate link) 227 g (8.01 oz) and 252 yds (230 m). 70% Acrylic, 30% Wool. Bulky Weight Yarn [5]. 
  • Colors: 1 skein Gold Fusion
  • Hook: 8 mm (M) Furls Streamline Pisces (affiliate link)
  • Finished Project Yardage: Adult Earwarmer: 32 g (1.12 oz) and 35 yds (32 m).
  • Scissors, Yarn Needle, Stitch Marker

Difficulty Level

Easy

Finished Size

Rectangle measurements before assembly and without stretching. This headband is VERY stretchy. 

Small Child Earwarmer (Age 3-5 years ) 3 inches X 15 width

Child Earwarmer (Age 6-10 years) height 3.5 inches X 16 width

Teen Earwarmer (Adult Small) height 4 inches X 16.5 width

Adult Medium Earwarmer height 4 inches X 17 width 

Adult Large Earwarmer height 4 inches X 18 width

Gauge

Approximately 5 rows per 2 inches and 7 sts 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

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bl – back loop

ch – chain

g – grams

m – meters

oz – ounces

R – row

rem – remaining

sk – skip

sl st – slip stitch

st/sts – stitch/stitches

yds – yards

* 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

Invisible Join

Quick Stitch Guide

Slip Knot and Starting Chain

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:

  • Multiple of 1 (plus 1 for the turning chain) (Understanding Stitch Multiples)
  • When I work into the foundation chain, I prefer working into the back bar (back bump) of the chain. You can work under the back loop only if you prefer.
  • The turning chain 2 does not count as a stitch and we do not work into it.
  • This headband is worked from the top down. Why? the starting chain is always a little bit less stretchy because it is the starting chain – it is perfect for the top of the head and sits comfortably!
  • To add approximately one inch of circumference, increase the starting chain by 2.
  • To increase the height repeat R2 and R3 once each to add approximately 1 inch. 
  • Create your Ravelry Project Page here

Stashbuster Reversible Bulky Ear Warmer Pattern

This project is crocheted back-and-forth in rows, from the top down.

Reversible Bulky Ear Warmer Stashbuster Pattern

Small Child (3-5 years) Stashbuster Reversible Bulky Earwarmer

Using your 8 mm (L) hook (or size required for gauge):

R1: Ch 33; beg in the 2nd ch from the hook, 1 sl st in each ch across, ch 2, turn. [32 sl st]

R2: 1 hdc in BL of each st across, ch 1, turn. [32 hdc]

R3: 1 sl st in BL of each st across, ch 2, turn. [32 sl st]

R4-R7: Rep R2 and R3

Proceed to finishing instructions.

Child (Age 6-10 years) Stashbuster Reversible Bulky Earwarmer 

Using your 8 mm (L) hook (or size required for gauge):

R1: Ch 35; beg in the 2nd ch from the hook, 1 sl st in each ch across, ch 2, turn. [34 sl st]

R2: 1 hdc in BL of each st across, ch 1, turn. [34 hdc]

R3: 1 sl st in BL of each st across, ch 2, turn. [34 sl st]

R4-R7: Rep R2 and R3

Proceed to finishing instructions.

Teen (Small Adult) Stashbuster Reversible Bulky Earwarmer

Using your 8 mm (L) hook (or size required for gauge):

R1: Ch 37; beg in the 2nd ch from the hook, 1 sl st in each ch across, ch 2, turn. [36 sl st]

R2: 1 hdc in BL of each st across, ch 1, turn. [36 hdc]

R3: 1 sl st in BL of each st across, ch 2, turn. [36 sl st]

R4-R9: Rep R2 and R3

Proceed to finishing instructions.

Adult (Medium) Stashbuster Reversible Bulky Earwarmer

Using your 8 mm (L) hook (or size required for gauge):

R1: Ch 39; beg in the 2nd ch from the hook, 1 sl st in each ch across, ch 2, turn. [38 sl st]

R2: 1 hdc in BL of each st across, ch 1, turn. [38 hdc]

R3: 1 sl st in BL of each st across, ch 2, turn. [38 sl st]

R4-R9: Rep R2 and R3

Proceed to finishing instructions.

Adult Large Stashbuster Reversible Bulky Earwarmer

Using your 8 mm (L) hook (or size required for gauge):

R1: Ch 41; beg in the 2nd ch from the hook, 1 sl st in each ch across, ch 2, turn. [38 sl st]

R2: 1 hdc in BL of each st across, ch 1, turn. [40 hdc]

R3: 1 sl st in BL of each st across, ch 2, turn. [40 sl st]

R4-R9: Rep R2 and R3

Proceed to finishing instructions.

Finishing Instructions for All Earwarmers

Finish off leaving a 8-inch tail of yarn for seaming.

You have 2 options. One you can seam this normally like the one in the photo OR you can make this a twisted headband and close it up like this.

On a flat surface, fold your project in half bringing the side edges together and line up the rows. Thread your yarn end on a yarn needle and work under a loop from each edge and whipstitch (view tutorial here) once for each row. 

Once you have finished seaming the earwarmer, weave in any remaining ends securely.

Reversible Bulky Ear Warmer Stashbuster Pattern (Pinterest Pin)

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