Subdued Twisted Earwarmer Pattern

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It’s time for our August Hat Patterns for The Scarf and Hat of the Month Club! My contribution to the CAL this month is a textured earwarmer. I’ve included 2 sizes, child/teen and adult.

The Subdued Twisted Earwarmer is worked back-and-forth in rows, folded to create the twist and then seamed closed.

Skip this next bit if you don’t want to read my personal update!

Quick update on me:

I’m doing much better this week and somehow I’m successfully sleeping for 6 to 8 hours every night, without waking, for the first time in years. This new ability to sleep well has done a lot in itself to calm me – just getting that rest I need.

We have increased the new medication slightly as I am not quite in the right spot I need to be. I’m still very anxious and burst spontaneously into tears from time to time and it is still taking much too long for me to fall asleep.

I’m happy to say some things are getting easier for me – like focus and attention span – feeling well rested – leaving the house again – wearing the dreaded but necessary face mask – protecting my children – not immediately reacting to situations but being able to pause and think first about what I need to do and say –

So things are on the way up again it seems. I’m hoping that this next week everything starts to fall in place, so that I can finally feel like a fully functioning human being again.

Wishing you good health and happiness!


Personal Update ends here!

If you missed our August Scarf patterns, which we released last Sunday, please visit last week’s post to get your 3 free scarf patterns.

For the 2020 Scarf and Hat of the Month Club CAL posts that are already available please visit my introduction post here:  Announcing the CAL

For my previous Scarf of the Month Club CAL patterns visit these posts:

2016 Scarf of the Month Club
2017 Scarf of the Month Club
2018 Scarf of the Month Club
2019 Scarf of the Month Club

2020 Scarf and Hat of the Month Club CAL

August 2020 Hat of the Month Club CAL Patterns

August Hat of the Month Club CAL Collage Square

Beachcomber Hat Pattern Visit: Amy at The Stitchin’ Mommy

Subdued Twisted Earwarmer Pattern Visit: Rhondda at Oombawka Design (scroll to the bottom of this post!)

Arrows Beanie Pattern Visit: Jennifer at A Crocheted Simplicity

[disclaimer]The Red Heart Yarn used to create this pattern was given to me by Yarnspirations.[/disclaimer]

Subdued Earwarmer Pattern

Subdued Twisted Headband by Rhondda Mol

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Subdued Twisted Earwarmer Crochet Pattern


  • Yarn: Red Heart Hygge Charm. 7 oz (198 g) and 432 yds (395 m). 97% Acrylic 3% Other Fibers. Medium Weight Yarn [4]. Machine washable and dryable.
  • Colors: 1 skein in Falling Star.
  • Hook: 6.5 mm (K). I used this hook.
  • Finished Project Yardage: Earwarmer: Child: 1.27 oz (36 g) / 78.55 yds (71.82 m); Adult: 1.41 oz (40 g) / 87.27 yds (79.80 m)
  • Scissors, Yarn Needle, Stitch Marker

Difficulty Level


Finished Size

Child /Teen/Small Adult Size finished circumference approximately 19 inches (fits up to 21 inches)
Medium Adult Size finished circumference approximately 21 inches (fits up to 23 inches)


Approximately 10 rows per 3 inches and 9 stitches 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.


US Terminology used

BPhdc – back post half double crochet

beg – beginning

ch – chain

FPhdc – front post half double crochet

hdc – half double crochet

R – row

sk – skip

sl st – slip stitch

st/sts – stitch/stitches

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

() – important notes

* to ** repeat the instructions between these asterisks the number of times specified

Helpful Tutorials



The BPhdc is worked from the back of the work to the front of the work around the post of the stitch.

Back Post Stitch Tutorial. Oombawka Design.

Helpful Video Tutorials

Quick Stitch Guide 

Slip Knot and Starting Chain


  • Chain an even number of stitches
  • The initial ch 2 counts as the first hdc of the row. This means we sk the stitch beneath it, since we already worked into it as the ch 2.
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Subdued Twisted Earwarmer by Oombawka Design

Subdued Twisted Earwarmer Pattern Instructions

The Earwarmer is crocheted lengthwise, back-and-forth in rows, then folded to get that twist and seamed by sewing the 2 edges together.

Medium Adult Size

Using your 6.5 mm (K) hook (or size required for gauge):

R1: (RS) Ch 60, sk the first 2 chs (counts as 1 hdc). 1 hdc in each ch across. Turn. [59 hdc]

R2-R13: Ch 2 (counts as 1 hdc). *1 FPhdc in the next st, 1 BPhdc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** across to the last 2 sts. Work 1 FPhdc in the next st and work 1 hdc in the last st. Turn.  [2 hdc, 29 FPhdc, 28 BPhdc]

Finish off your yarn leaving 12-14 inches for seaming the side edges together to make your cowl. 

Child Size | Teen / Small Adult Size

Using your 6.5 mm (K) hook (or size required for gauge):

R1: (RS) Ch 56, sk the first 2 chs (counts as 1 hdc). 1 hdc in each ch across. Turn. [55 hdc]

R2-R13: Ch 2 (counts as 1 hdc). *1 FPhdc in the next st, 1 BPhdc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** across to the last 2 sts. Work 1 FPhdc in the next st and work 1 hdc in the last st. Turn.  [2 hdc, 27 FPhdc, 26 BPhdc]

Finish off your yarn leaving 12-14 inches for seaming the side edges together to make your cowl. 

Finishing Instructions

Thread your yarn end onto a yarn needle. Place your headband on a flat surface with the two edges folded into the center down the front (facing you). Now pick up those 2 edges and fold them in half so the edges cup into each other.

Fold the side edges (short edges) in half to create little open V shapes that can be layered together flat. Like this:

How to Get that Twisted Look

Now grasp all four layers firmly in one hand (the one you don’t sew with) and begin the seaming process.

Then using your yarn end and sew through all four layers to the opposite side (straight across the folded section and be careful not to miss any of the layers!).

How to Sew the Edges on the Twisted Headband

Now sew through to the opposite side, being sure to go through each of the 4 layers. 

Continue working this way, back and forth. Once you reach the other end of the folded section, chain 1 to finish off and weave your end in securely. We will be flipping this inside-out so be sure to seam on the side facing you so you don’t disturb the twist 🙂

Finish off and weave in any remaining ends.


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  1. Hi Thisni, I apologize! it should be half double crochet = hdc. I totally missed this in the pattern! Thank you for letting me know 🙂 All the best, Rhondda

  2. Lovely finished object! I would like to make this pattern, but first wanted to double check on this abbreviation: hdc – herringbone half double crochet. I’ve not seen that stitch abbreviated this way. Is this an error? If ‘hdc’ is herringbone half-double crochet, what is the abbreviation for half-double crochet? Thank you for your help.

  3. Thank you Sheliah ♥ I hope you are managing your depression successfully right now too 🙂 you are very right, it is a one-day-at-a-time sort of thing. Thinking of you, Rhondda

  4. Great to read about your good health update! I also suffer depression and it’s a day by day step forward! You got this !

  5. Rhondda, thank you so much for sharing your patterns. I always look forward to your email. I’m glad to hear that the medicine is helping and hope that soon you will be back to your “old” self. I do understand some of what you are experiencing. Take good care of yourself and your family. These are hard times we are living in, and hearing any improvement about someone is a blessing.