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25 Crochet Headbands and Ear Warmer Patterns

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This roundup of crochet ear warmer and crochet headband patterns has a little something for everyone, so choose one that suits your style and keep Jack Frost from nipping at your ears!

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Crisp mornings and chilly evenings are upon us, and you know what that means — it’s officially sweater weather! But why should your arms have all the fun? Keep your ears snuggly all season with one (or two or three) of these adorable crochet ear warmers and headbands!

Ear warmers are really the perfect cold-weather accessory because they’re so versatile. Wear them with your hair up or down, inside or outdoors, even under a hat or helmet.

Crochet Ear Warmers: The Perfect Project for Beginners

Total beginners will find these easy crochet headband patterns to be a great way to start a fun new DIY hobby, while crochet veterans can use them as a quick project to use up stash yarn. Plus they make great homemade, handcrafted gifts for teachers, co-workers, neighbors, and anyone else on your list! No one will know you worked up these cute, cozy stocking stuffers in under an hour! What’s not to love?

Crochet Ear Warmers for Running

Need a sweat-wicking, washable headband for running? No problem! Choose a lightweight, super-wash merino yarn to crochet a cute and functional exercise accessory — or a perfect gift for the marathoner in your life.

Super Soft Baby Headbands

For baby headbands, look for a high-quality yarn that’s super soft, as well as machine washable and dryable.

Crochet Ear Warmers and Headbands

This roundup of my favorite crochet ear warmer and crochet headband patterns has a little something for everyone, so choose a pattern that suits your style!

What size should my ear warmer be?

If you’re making your crochet ear warmer or headband as a gift, be sure to pay attention to the size. How wide an ear warmer or headband should be will depend on the pattern and your preference, but around 3-4 inches (7-10 cm) is a good starting point. For sizing, check out the size chart below.

What is ‘negative ease’ in a crochet ear warmer pattern?

In general, stretchy ear warmers need about 2″ (5 cm) negative ease, depending on stitch pattern and stretchiness. (Beginner’s Note: “ease” in a crochet patterns means the difference in size between what you’re making and your body. “Negative ease” means that your project will come out smaller than your body, but don’t worry – it will stretch!)

Crochet Ear Warmer and Headband Size Chart

In this chart, you can see that we’ve accounted for up to 2″ of negative ease. Be sure to read the pattern for more specific measurements.

AgeHead CircumferenceEar Warmer Size
Newborn12″-14″11″-12″
Baby14″-16″12″-14″
Toddler16″-18″14″-16″
Child18″-20″16″-18″
Teen20″-22″18″-20″
Adult Small21″-22″19″-20″
Adult Medium22″-23″20″-21″
Adult Large23″-24″21″-22″

Check out the list below for a round-up of the warmest, cutest, snuggliest crochet ear warmer patterns on the web!

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These crochet ear warmers and headbands are fun to make, fun to wear, and fun to share! Why not give one of them a try?

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Ruth Schrock

Sunday 6th of November 2022

Hi! I would like the child’s headband pattern called the Favorite flower warmer crochet headband, number 25. For some reason I am unable to download the pattern. Is there any way I could get that on pdf? Do you have any other little girl or baby crochet headband patterns? Thank you! -Ruth

Sarah Stearns

Monday 7th of November 2022

Hi Ruth, here is a direct link to that pattern: https://www.etsy.com/listing/248525826/crochet-pattern-favorite-flower-warmer