On Sunday, after a bit of shopping, I was sitting around, letting my wrist rest, and then I realized I hadn’t gotten a pattern ready for Tuesday! Oh, no! I usually try to be ready earlier in advance than this but with Friday’s Mad Mad Maker’s Winter Blog Hop Snowflake Coaster/ Applique post, I think I got a bit mixed up and thought I was good. Dunno. The other idea I had was to finally make the Christmas Wreath earrings into a pattern and post the how-to on the blog here. Unfortunately I can’t find my original pattern of it so I had to think up another pattern and perhaps next week I’ll get the pattern going for the earrings.
Anyway, I hope you like this headband/ ear warmer pattern. It’s another in the Diana Line, although I think it’d be super cute the cream rows in single crochets rather than the hdc/ slip st pattern.
- US K (6.50 mm) crochet hook
- Bulky yarn/ size #5 yarn
- 2 – 2.5 oz/ 62 – 77 yards
- I used Loops and Threads Charisma
- Tapestry/ Yarn needle
- 12 dcs x 6 rows = 4.25″ x 4.25″
Terms/ stitches used:
- Ch: Chain
- St: Stitch
- Slip St: Slip St
- Sc: Single Crochet
- Hdc: Half Double Crochet
- You will have to know how to work into the back third loop of a hdc for this pattern.
- This ear warmer is worked in the round, with a slip st at the end of the row into the first stitch of that same row.
- There are turns on only SOME rows.
- The ch 1 at the beginning of the rows does not count as a stitch.
- Color A is the pink and color B is the cream.
- The gather portion is optional. You can wrap the yarn around, as the pattern indicates, or you could create a band with scs and attach it, or leave it off entirely.
- Create the gather portion around the seam and then you won’t have a seam anywhere on your ear warmer.
- Be sure to try the warmer on early, as this might be a bit larger than you want. 60 chs fit me, but you might want to go down to 58 or 56. Just keep your ch row (row 1) to an even number and you can adjust this pattern to fit your needs.
- You can make this with worsted weight yarn, you’ll just have to adjust your starting chain, presumably making it bigger. Just remember to keep it even numbers.
- Height: 4″
- Diameter: 11″
- Height: 4″
- Diameter: 9″
Sizing as follows: child (adult)
Color A: Row 1: Ch 52 (60), slip st into the first ch to create a circle. Do not twist this circle.
Row 2: Ch 2 (counts as a hdc here and throughout), hdc into the next 51 (59) sts, slip st into the first st to secure – 52 (60) hdcs
Row 3: Ch 2, hdc into the third loop only of the next 51 (59) hdcs, slip st into the first st to secure – 52 (60) hdcs
Color B: Row 4: Ch 1 (counts as the first slip st), turn, hdc into the third loop of the next st, * slip st into the third loop of the next st, hdc into the third loop of the next st,* repeat from * to * 24 (28) more times, slip st into the first slip st to secure – 26 (30) hdcs
Rows 5 – 6: Ch 1, turn, hdc into the next st, * slip st into the next st, hdc into the next st,* repeat from * to * 25 (28) more times, slip st into the first slip st to secure – 26 (30) hdcs
Color A: Row 7: Ch 2, hdc into the next 51 (59) sts, slip st into the first st to secure – 52 (60) hdcs
Color B: Rows 8 – 10: repeat rows 4 – 6
Color A: Row 11: Ch 2, hdc into the next 51 (59) sts, slip st into the first st to secure – 52 (60) hdcs
Row 12: Ch 2, hdc into the third loop only of the next 51 (59) hdcs, slip st into the first st to secure – 52 (60) hdcs
Row 13: Ch 1, sc into the third loop only of the same st as join, into the third loop only of the next 51 (59) hdcs, slip st into the first st to secure – 52 (60) hdcs
Fasten off both colors. Weave in your ends.
Using color B, wrap the yarn around the seam and pull tight, so that the headband/ ear warmer gathers. Wrap the yarn around as many times as you’d like, take care to adjust the warmer to be as fat as possible around the gather. When you’re happy with the way it gathers, leave a long tail and fasten off with color B. Weave in your ends, securely because you don’t want this part coming out. . You don’t have to do this step, as it looks cute without it (photo above).
So, I do hope you like this pattern and are still enjoying my love of bulky yarn. I’ve got some more patterns in store for it, so I hope you stocked up. 😀
In other news, I’ve got a new pattern out, the Viola Hat (on the right). It comes in 3 sizes (18″, 21″, and 24″), uses superfine yarn, and it’s currently on sale for $2.12 (50 % off it’s regular price).
If you’re in the US, I hope you had a great holiday weekend, I know it kept me busy. I’ll see ya next week!
Oh, and today is the last day to enter my Red Heart Yarns giveaway!