Free Crochet Pattern
This earwarmer was created to go with the Springtime Wrist Warmers.
With the warmer weather coming (we hope!) I wanted Darla to still have the option of keeping her little ears warm at recess – without wearing her winter hat. This is a very simple pattern. Comfortable and easy to wear!
Yarn: Worsted Weight – I used Craft Smart Yarn – Orchard Mist
Hook: 5.00 mm (H)
Abbreviations: fsc – foundationless single crochet, fhdc – foundationless half double crochet, ch – chain, sl st – slip stitch, sc – single crochet, ehdc – extended half double crochet (you can substitute double crochet for this stitch if you wish)
Special Stitches: Extended Half Double Crochet (ehdc) – Yarn over the hook, insert the hook into the next st, yarn over and pull up 1 loop (3 loops are on the hook). Yarn over and pull through 1 loop (3 loops on the hook). Yarn over and pull through the remaining 3 loops on the hook.
Finished size is approximately 18″ and it will stretch to fit 20-21″
NOTE: ch2 does not count as a stitch unless specifically indicated
Round 1: 54 fhdc, sl st to join in the first st of the round 
Round 2: ch 2, 1 ehdc in each st around (including the one you just sl st to!), sl st to the 1st ehdc to join 
Round 3: 1 sc in each of the first 10 sts, 1 ehdc in each of the next 34 sts, 1 sc in each of the last 10 sts (*no need to join – from now on you will continue working in continuous rounds*) 
Round 4-8: repeat Round 3 
Round 9: sl st in each st around (this is a decorative slip stitch edge so do this loosely!), finish off and weave in ends 
You can easily adjust the pattern for larger or smaller sizes by adding (or leaving out) a few of the initial fhdc from Round 1. Each inch equals approximately 3 stitches. So for an adult woman size head band you will most likely want to add 3 or 4 stitches. Remember the headband will stretch 2-3 inches in size.
Round 1: 5 fsc, sl st to 1st fsc to join to form a loop
Round 2: Beginning in the first fsc from Round 1, chain 2 and crochet 7 fhdc stitches; sl st into the same fsc. You have created the first petal. You will create one petal for each fsc of Round 1 for a total of 5 petals. To create the next petal, sl st to the next fsc from Round 1, ch 2 and crochet 7 fhdc, sl st to same st you started from to finish the second petal. Repeat these steps for each fsc from Round 1, to make 5 petals. Slip stitch to join and finish off.
Embellish with a button or surface slip stitches around the center.
Thanks for the hat pattern.
Hi Karen, You are very welcome 🙂 and no worries – feel free to ask questions! Have a lovely week, Rhondda
forgive my previous question! I misread the 1st row and was suppose to slip stitch to join there! Thank you for this pattern!
oops sorry its foundationless
Does the head band ear warmer start off with chain 54 it never said
Thank you Lela!
This little headband is sooo cute and I think it would be very versatile!