Textured Twisted Crochet Ear Warmer Headband Pattern

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This Textured Twisted Crochet Ear Warmer is very easy to make! These cold weather accessories work up quickly (in less than an hour).

Twisted ear-warmers are simply crocheted rectangles that are seamed using a folded-seam technique. You can apply the clever twist-front crochet headband technique to any project that has been crocheted in rows; including cowls and infinity scarves.

Sometimes you don’t need the full warmth provided by a crochet beanie; that’s when an ear warmer headband becomes the perfect solution.

Crochet ear warmers are perfect for keeping your ears and forehead toasty warm during the winter. You can even pop one into your pocket, just in case you start to feel cold.

Ear-warmers are a great winter wearable because they can be worn with many different hairstyles, like messy buns and ponytails.

Learn how to crochet my textured twisted ear warmer below. The free pattern is available in 5-sizes and I’ve included a video tutorial to show you how to make the twist-front seam too!

Textured Twisted Crochet Ear Warmer Headband Pattern

This textured, twist-front earwarmer is crocheted with Medium Weight Yarn [4] and a 5.5 mm (I) hook.

I also use this great textured crochet stitch for my Internal Chaos Hat and Internal Chaos Scarf Patterns. You can get both patterns for free on my blog.

If you are looking for crochet headband options in Bulky Weight Yarn [5], try my Bulky Ribbed Ear-Warmer, or my Reversible Bulky Ear Warmer free patterns. They can both be seamed using the twist-front seam technique too!

Textured Twisted Crochet Ear Warmer Headband (Twitter Post)

[disclaimer] I received the yarn for this pattern from Yarnspirations.[/disclaimer]

Supplies

  • Yarn: Caron Jumbo Ombre Yarn (affiliate link) 340 g (12 oz) and 595 yds (544 m). 100% Acrylic. Medium-Weight Yarn [4]. Machine wash and tumble dry.
  • Color of Yarn: 1 skein in Carrara Marble
  • Crochet Hook: 5.5 mm (I). Furls Streamline Wood (affiliate link)
  • Finished Project Yardage: Adult Ear Warmer:  53 g (1.87 oz) and 93 yds (85 m).
  • Scissors, Yarn Needle, Stitch Marker

Difficulty Level

Easy

Finished Sizes

Small Child Ear Warmer (age 3-5 years) height 3 inches X 18 inches circumference

Child Ear Warmer height 3 inches X 19 inches circumference

Teen Ear Warmer height 4 inches X 20 inches circumference

Adult Ear Warmer  (Medium) height 4 inches X 21 inches circumference

Adult Ear Warmer (Large) hat height 4 inches X 22 inches circumference

Gauge

Approximately 10 rows per 4 inches and 11 sts per 4 inches (worked in pattern)

Approximately 2 rows per 1 inch and 3 sts per 1 inch (worked in double crochet)

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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Check out the Basic Crochet Terms in 10 languages here.

ch – chain

dc – double crochet

R – row

RS – right side

sc –  single crochet

sk – skip

st/sts – stitch/stitches

tr – treble stitch

* 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

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.

Stitch Anatomy

Quick Stitch Guide 

Slip Knot and Starting Chain

Whip Stitch

Joining new yarn mid-project

Notes:

  • Multiple of 2 (Understanding Stitch Multiples) + 1 for the turning chain
  • 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-1 does not count as a stitch.
  • You may customize the height by working the repeat of R2-R3 as many, or as few, times as you wish. 
Textured Twisted Crochet Ear Warmer Headband Free Pattern

Textured Simple Twisted Crochet Ear Warmer Headband Pattern

This project is crocheted back-and-forth in rows.

Small Child Twisted Crochet Ear Warmer (Age 3-5 years)

(to fit up to a 19-inch head circumference)

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

R1: RS: Ch 57, sk the first 3 ch (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in each rem ch across, ch 1, turn. [55 dc]

R2: *1 sc in the next st, 1 tr in the next st**. Work from * to ** across to the last st. 1 sc in the last st, ch 1, turn. [28 sc, 27 tr]

R3: 1 sc in each of the first 2 sts. *1 tr in the next st, 1 sc in the next st**. Work from * to ** across to the last st. 1 sc in the last st, ch 1, turn.  [29 sc, 26 tr]

R4-R7: Rep R2-R3. 

R8: *1 sc in the next st, 1 tr in the next st**. Work from * to ** across to the last st. 1 sc in the last st, ch 1, turn. [28 sc, 27 tr]

R9:  1 sc in each st across. [55 sc]

At the end of R9, finish off leaving about a 10-inch tail of yarn for seaming. Proceed to the Finishing Instructions.

Child Ear Twisted Crochet Warmer (Age 6-10 years)

(to fit up to a 20-inch head circumference)

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

R1: RS: Ch 61, sk the first 3 ch (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in each rem ch across, ch 1, turn. [59 dc]

R2: *1 sc in the next st, 1 tr in the next st**. Work from * to ** across to the last st. 1 sc in the last st, ch 1, turn. [30 sc, 29 tr]

R3: 1 sc in each of the first 2 sts. *1 tr in the next st, 1 sc in the next st**. Work from * to ** across to the last st. 1 sc in the last st, ch 1, turn.  [31 sc, 28 tr]

R4-R7: Rep R2-R3. 

R8: *1 sc in the next st, 1 tr in the next st**. Work from * to ** across to the last st. 1 sc in the last st, ch 1, turn. [30 sc, 29 tr]

R9: 1 sc in each st across. [59 sc]

At the end of R9, finish off leaving about a 10-inch tail of yarn for seaming. Proceed to the Finishing Instructions.

Teen Twist-Front Crochet Ear Warmer

(to fit up to a 22-inch head circumference)

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

R1: RS: Ch 63, sk the first 3 ch (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in each rem ch across, ch 1, turn. [61 dc]

R2: *1 sc in the next st, 1 tr in the next st**. Work from * to ** across to the last st. 1 sc in the last st, ch 1, turn. [31 sc, 30 tr]

R3: 1 sc in each of the first 2 sts. *1 tr in the next st, 1 sc in the next st**. Work from * to ** across to the last st. 1 sc in the last st, ch 1, turn.  [32 sc, 29 tr]

R4-R9: Rep R2-R3. 

R10:  *1 sc in the next st, 1 tr in the next st**. Work from * to ** across to the last st. 1 sc in the last st, ch 1, turn. [31 sc, 30 tr]

R11: 1 sc in each st across. [61 sc]

At the end of R11, finish off leaving about a 10-inch tail of yarn for seaming. Proceed to the Finishing Instructions.

Adult Twisted Crochet Ear Warmer (Medium)

(to fit up to a 23-inch head circumference)

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

R1: RS: Ch 67, sk the first 3 ch (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in each rem ch across, ch 1, turn. [65 dc]

R2: *1 sc in the next st, 1 tr in the next st**. Work from * to ** across to the last st. 1 sc in the last st, ch 1, turn. [33 sc, 32 tr]

R3: 1 sc in each of the first 2 sts. *1 tr in the next st, 1 sc in the next st**. Work from * to ** across to the last st. 1 sc in the last st, ch 1, turn.  [34 sc, 31 tr]

R4-R9: Rep R2-R3. 

R10:  *1 sc in the next st, 1 tr in the next st**. Work from * to ** across to the last st. 1 sc in the last st, ch 1, turn. [33 sc, 32 tr]

R11: 1 sc in each st across. [65 sc]

At the end of R11, finish off leaving about a 10-inch tail of yarn for seaming. Proceed to the Finishing Instructions.

Adult Twisted Crochet Ear Warmer (Large)

(to fit up to a 24-inch head circumference)

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

R1: RS: Ch 69, sk the first 3 ch (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in each rem ch across, ch 1, turn. [67 dc]

R2: *1 sc in the next st, 1 tr in the next st**. Work from * to ** across to the last st. 1 sc in the last st, ch 1, turn. [34 sc, 33 tr]

R3: 1 sc in each of the first 2 sts. *1 tr in the next st, 1 sc in the next st**. Work from * to ** across to the last st. 1 sc in the last st, ch 1, turn.  [35 sc, 32 tr]

R4-R9: Rep R2-R3. 

R10:  *1 sc in the next st, 1 tr in the next st**. Work from * to ** across to the last st. 1 sc in the last st, ch 1, turn. [34 sc, 33 tr]

R11: 1 sc in each st across. [61 sc]

At the end of R11, finish off leaving about a 10-inch tail of yarn for seaming. Proceed to the Finishing Instructions.

Finishing Instructions for All Ear-warmer Sizes

You have 2 options. You can make a twisted headband and close it up like this. Or, you can make this a flat seam ear warmer following the instructions below in Option 2.

Option 1: Twist-Front Ear-Warmer Seaming Technique (view the technique used in my video for a different earwarmer here)

Option 2: Flat Seam Ear Warmer. Finish off leaving a 6-inch tail of yarn for seaming.

On a flat surface, with the right sides facing, fold your project in half bringing the first and last rows together and lining up the stitches. Thread your yarn end on a yarn needle and work through both layers; whipstitch (view tutorial here) once for each stitch. 

Once you have finished seaming the twisted crochet ear warmer headband, weave in any remaining ends securely.

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  1. Hi Vincenza, You can use 2 strands but the pattern won’t work for a heavier yarn as it is currently written. You’d have to adjust it. So chain to the width you want (so 3 inches for a child or 4 inches for an adult as an example). Make sure you have an even number of chains (so the total can divide by 2 evenly), then add one extra chain. Follow the pattern as written until you reach the length you need for the size you are making. So for a child until it measures about 19 inches and for an adult medium about 21 inches. Then follow the closing instructions. One word of caution, sometimes bulky yarn has more ease (so it stretches more than Medium/Worsted Weight) – you may need a slightly shorter overall length to compensate for this (so if it looks too big or stretches like crazy when you pull on the ends, then take out a few rows). Hope this helps, Rhondda

  2. Can I make this using a chunky yarn? I took 2 strands of acrylic yarn and am crocheting this earwarmer with 2 strands instead of one. Do I do same amount of rows or less?