Hello! Welcome back!!
As you know winter is fast approaching! That means that I’ll be busy making a lot of warm and cozy clothing and accessories starting with this awesome ear-warmer.
Who knows, maybe one day I’ll be that grandma that gives sweaters to all the kids for Christmas instead of toys. haha 🙂
Anyway, this ear-warmer is perfect because it keeps Victoria’s ears nice and warm during cold days! It is so easy to make and works up rather quickly – making it the perfect project for a gift or to make and sell at craft shows this time of year! It has a fun and unique texture to make it beautiful and as you can see Victoria loves wearing it!
Before you start this you’ll need to know about the sizing. This ear-warmer can be made to fit any head circumference. I would suggest downsizing the length about 1-2 inches less than the head size.
Ex. My daughter is one and her head circumference is 18 inches. I worked up the ear-warmer to be 16 inches long and measured it laying flat with no stretch. After that, I stretched it and effortlessly it reached 18 inches.
Estimated Head sizes:
- H-8 – 5.00 mm hook
- worsted weight yarn I am using Lion Brand touch of alpaca in Blush
- HDC – half double crochet
- SC – single crochet
- Fptf – Front Post treble crochet
- Popcorn – 5 dc in the indicated st, draw a loop from the hook, reinsert the hook on the top of the first dc of the 5-dc group, pick up the dropped loop and pull it through the first dc.
- Always skip the hdc behind the FPtr.
- RS – right side
- WS – wrong side
- Row 1 – RS – HDC in the 2nd chain from the hook and across. Ch 1, turn. (11)
- Row 2 -WS – HDC in the first st and the next 10 sts. Ch 1, turn.
- Row 3 – RS – HDC in the first 2 sts, FPtr in each of the next 2 sts 2 rows below, skip 2 sts after the last HDC made, HDC in the next st, Popcorn in the next st, HDC in the next st, FPtr in each of the next 2 sts 2 rows below, HDC in the last 2 sts. Ch 1, turn.
- Row 4 – WS – HDC across (11)
- Row 5 – RS – HDC in the first 2 sts, FPtr in each of the next 2 FPsts 2 rows below, skip 2 sts after the last HDC made, HDC in the next 3 sts, FPtr in each of the next 2 FPsts 2 rows below, skip 2 sts after the last HDC made, HDC in the last 2 sts. Ch 1, turn.
- Row 6 – WS – Repeat Row 2 – 5 until the desired length for the pattern.
- Fasten off and slip stitch to join both ends together.
Pattern for the center wrap
- Ch 5
- sc in the next chain from the hook and in the next 3 sts. Ch.1, turn.
- sc across until it measures 2 inches. Fasten off and sew on the warmer cover the slip sts. (see figure 13)
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