Are you looking for an easy, one hour crochet project? The Easy Ribbed Earwarmer is the perfect pattern with *near* instant gratification!
This pattern is:
- Adaptable to ANY size
- loaded with texture
- quick to make
I have a feeling you’ll be coming back to this pattern over and over again throughout the course of winter. All of your friends will want one 😉
The majority of this pattern uses just one stitch: half double crochet in the 3rd loop only (hdc-3lo). This is just a simple variation of the half double crochet stitch.
You have a few options for yarn for this project! You can use DK weight yarn or worsted weight yarn. OR, like in my sample, you can use one strand of DK weight yarn + one strand of lace weight yarn (suri, mohair, etc). In my sample, I used DK yarn from Woolberry Fiber Co. and Suri yarn from Sewrella.
Adult: no more than 90yds
Child : no more than 70yds
- Hook: 5.5mm hook if using DK, 6.0mm hook if using worsted or DK + lace weight
- Yarn needle
- Flexible tape measure
- Fhdc: foundation half double crochet
- slst: slip stitch
- sc-3lo: single crochet in the 3rd loop only
- Hdc-3lo: half double crochet in the 3rd loop only
- st(s): stitch(es)
There is no specific gauge, as I provide measurement guidelines in the pattern.
This earwarmer can be made to ANY size desired.
- Written in US Terms
- There are no joins at the end of rows. This earwarmer is worked in continuous rounds.
- This is a made-to-measure pattern, which means it can easily be made to fit any size.
- Purchase the paid PDF of the pattern to receive size chart guidelines along with the pattern. This information is not necessary to complete the pattern, but it is an added value that could be helpful.
How to work hdc-3lo:
Locate the top of your stitches and identify the front and back loops. Then, tilt your work and find the 3rd loop sitting below the back loop. Hdc into the 3rd loop only.
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Follow along with the photo tutorials throughout the pattern, or find the full video tutorial linked at the end of the pattern.
Start the Pattern
Round 1: FHDC until your work measures 3-4” less than your head circumference. This is to account for the stretch of the stitch and yarn.
*If making the earwarmer for a child, FHDC until your work measures 2-3” less than head circumference.
Round 2: Bring the start of your work around to the end of your work – be sure not to twist.
Hdc-3lo in each st around.
Continue to hdc-3lo around and around until you are *almost* satisfied with the height. I recommend 4” for adults and 3-3.5” for children. We will work one final round after this, with different instructions. Aim to finish the continuous round above the starting tail.
Last Round: Sc-3lo in each st around, ending above the starting tail. Slst in the next st.
Fasten off, leaving a 12” long tail.
The starting and ending tails mark the front of the earwarmer, which is where we will create the cinch later on.
Attach your yarn needle to the starting tail. Close up the weird gap at the bottom by inserting your needle through the last st of the first row.
Then through the first st of the first row.
Weave in the remainder of the end.
Attach your yarn needle to the ending tail, then set aside.
Grab the front layer of the earwarmer and fold in half downward.
Fold the bottom and top edges up to the middle fold.
Take your yarn needle (attached to your tail) and insert through all 4 layers of the cinch and pull the yarn through.
Insert your needle back up through all 4 layers and pull the yarn through. Repeat several times, working in various locations near the front of the earwarmer. Once the cinching feels secure, weave in the remainder of the end.
And there you have it! Enjoy your cozy earwarmer and go ahead and make some matching ones for all your friends! You probably have enough yarn left over for 1-2 more!
Need the video tutorial? No problem!
I’d love to see your beautiful creation! If you share a photo of your work on social media, be sure to tag me so I can see it! You can also use the hashtags #EasyRibbedEarwarmer and #SassAndStitchCrochet
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