This crochet ear warmer with bow pattern is a great alternative to a snow cap in the winter. It will keep your head warm and cozy and your hair in place. This makes the perfect handmade gift for any girl on your list. I love making handmade gifts and you still have time to create wonderful gifts. If you like to crochet check out this chunky baby blanket it makes up fast and everyone you know will want this warm cozy blanket and decorate your home with these useful crochet coasters.
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Crochet Ear warmer with Bow Pattern
Hi, everyone! I’m so happy to be sharing a pattern on Skip to My Lou today. It’s starting to get cold here in North Carolina, and I am breaking out my winter gear. I prefer to wear earwarmers/headbands in the winter months instead of hats (helps with the hair!). Today, I am sharing a pattern for a simple yet elegant headband with a large bow attached. This headband works up very quickly and doesn’t require much yarn, so it’s great for a quick holiday gift!
How to make a Crochet Ear warmer with Bow
Pattern – Crochet Earwarmer with bow
Yarn: Any worsted weight will do. For mine, I used Loops & Threads Impeccable (Heather, Gold)
Gauge: Not important for this
Materials: Yarn, crochet hook, tapestry needle
Size: This one measures about 3.5″ tall x 20.5″ around, but you can easily adjust the size (See notes after pattern.)
Stitches: ch- chain; sc – single crochet; hdc – half double crochet
Row 1: sc in 4th ch from hook, *ch 1, skip 1 st, sc*, repeat from * across, ch 2, turn
Row 2: sc in ch 1 space from previous row,*ch 1, sc in ch 1 space*, repeat from * across,ch 2, turn
Row 3-59: Repeat Row 2
Fasten off, leaving a long tail. With a tapestry needle, sew the two ends together to make a headband. I did this by inserting the hook into the backstitch of one side, then the front stitch of the other side. This creates a seamless join.
Row 1: hdc in 3rd ch from hook, hdc across, ch 2, turn
Row 2: hdc across, ch 2, turn
Row 3: Repeat Row 2 four more times
Fasten off, leaving a long tail. To make the bow “bunch up” as in the picture, pinch the top, bottom, and middle together with your fingers until it looks like you want it. I just tried a few different ways until I found one I liked. With your tapestry needle, use the long tail and weave in the middle of the bow so that the pinched up regions stay put. Pull tight and weave in your ends.
Decorative bow strap
Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc, ch 1, turn
Row 2: 2 sc, ch 1, turn
Row 3-10: Repeat Row 2
Fasten off, leaving a long tail. Take the strap and wrap it around the center of the bow you made before. You should have to tighten it quite a bit to fit it- you want it to not be loose! Take the tapestry needle and the long tail, and sew the two ends together to secure the strap. Then sew the bow onto your headband in whatever way you like!
Notes: To make the earwarmer less tall, decrease your starting chains but keep them in a mutiple of 3 + 2. To make the headband shorter around, just decrease the number of rows. Similarly, to make it longer, increase the number of rows.
This pattern is great because it is so customizable! I think it would look great with a snowflake for winter. Or perhaps even a holiday-themed garnish for a child. Happy crocheting!
Hi! I’m Hilary. I recently moved to North Carolina with my boyfriend and our beagle to attend graduate school. I learned to crochet over eight years ago from free patterns on blogs and websites. For this reason, I share many free patterns on my website, The Batter’s Box. Some of my most popular patterns are the Crazy Shell Infinity Scarf and a set of Bean Stitch Boot Cuffs! If you’d like, you can follow me on Facebook to stay updated on my blog posts and on Pinterest.