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!
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 Warmners: 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 .
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.
Ear Warmer Size
Check out the list below for a round-up of the warmest, cutest, snuggliest crochet ear warmer patterns on the web!
Crochet Ear Warmers and Headbands
This roundup of my favroite crochet ear warmer and crochet headband patterns has a little something for everyone, so choose a pattern that suits your style!
Crochet ear warmer with a ribbed edge. Made with worsted weight or aran yarn, this ear warmer works up fast and is a please to crochet. It really is the perfect mash-up between a messy bun beanie and a headband!
This beautiful pattern uses Tunisian crochet to create a full, thick texture that's then braided to achieve the perfect chunky ear warmer. Don't be intimidated if you haven't tried Tunisian crochet before. The pattern is written for a normal crochet hook, and it's accompanied by a how-to video.
The shell stitch creates a unique and beautiful texture in this free crochet pattern. Make sure to break the yarn after four rounds and flip your work in order to achieve the "double shell" mirrored effect.
Love the retro look? Why not try this free vintage inspired crochet headband pattern? The cinch effect is easily created by tying a knot around the headband and covering with a small piece of leather or fabric, but it really elevates the look of this pretty accessory!
If you love the look of a twisted crochet ear warmer, but you need something easy and beginner friendly, this is the pattern for you! This crochet ear warmer is simple to make, and the twist detail adds visual interest.
This gorgeous cable crochet ear warmer uses floating stitches to create truly 3D cables that seem to pop off of the background fabric. The technique might be a challenge for beginners, but the end product is worth the effort!
If you're looking for a headband that truly blocks out the biting cold, you'll appreciate the way this pattern mixes the coziness of the alpine stitch and the thickness of bulky weight yarn. Extra warm, and super cute!
The charm of this free crochet headband pattern is in its chevron shape, which looks great in solids or stripes. Even better, it's really simple to work up. If you're comfortable with chaining, single crochet, and skipping stitches, you can make this adorable headband.
How adorable is this vintage-y sailor knot crochet headband pattern? Even better -- it's a lot easier than it looks! Start by crocheting two strips using the lemon peel stitch. Then form the sailor's knot (don't worry, there are photos!) and sew the ends. Easy peasy!
If you're lucky enough to escape the cold this season, you can still get in on the crochet headband fun! A lightweight crochet headwrap is perfect for chilly nights during your winter getaway, and can also function as a scarf or even a belt.
This oh-so-adorable ear warmer pattern will look super cute on the little ones in your life, or anyone who's young at heart! The base is simple and easy to make, and the big flower detail adds just the right amount of whimsy.
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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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
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