Gearing up for Winter – Ear Warmers For the Family
When living in a cold climate, sometimes you can give in to the urge to curl up with your crochet and a cup of hot chocolate but other times you must lean into the cold bite of the wind and get your body moving. For me, the get your body moving always follows full on snuggles. I feel so blessed to have energy to move and I take full advantage. And, warm winter accessories are a must.
I made my Woodland Trekke Ear Warmer in both smooth, soft cotton – Knit Picks Organic Worsted Weight and warm, snuggly wool/alaca blend – Drops Nepal.
Different weather calls for different fiber! Sometimes the bite of the wind isn’t so bad and I love the feel of soft cotton on my skin. Knit Picks used to offer their worsted organic cotton in multiple colors, but they still offer an undyed version that I just love. Hand dying yarn is on my “Wish to do list” and I bet I would like to begin my experiments with this yarn. If you have any experience dying cotton, I would love to hear about your process. Leave me some advice in the comments section below.
The full free pattern is provided below including all sizes, materials, and notes. An ad-free PDF version of the Woodland Trekke Earwarmer pattern is also available for you to purchase, download, and print out.
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More pattern information below.
8 x 3.5 in [9 x 4, 10 x 4.5, 11 x 5 in] assembled
20 x 8.8 cm [22.8 x 10, 25 x 12.7, 28 x 12.7 cm] assembled
♥ 80 [115, 140, 155] yards worsted weight yarn. Organic cotton and wool/alpaca blend used for ear warmers pictured.
♥ Crochet hook: Size I/9 (5.5 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge
♥ Tapestry needle
In half double crochet post stitches 9 stitches and 6 rows = 2 in (5 cm).
Skill Level: Easy
Pattern written for toddler/child’s small; changes for child’s size medium/large, adult size small/medium and adult size large/x-large in [ ].
Please take time to create a gauge sample before beginning work.
If necessary, light blocking only.
The yarn used for these items contains natural fiber and requires special laundering. Please read yarn labels and follow directions to maintain the life of your crochet work.
17 in (43.2 cm)
19 in (48.3 cm)
21 in (53.3 cm)
23 in (58.4 cm)
Half double crochet in bottom loop (Back Bar) of foundation chain:
Turn your foundation chain upside down and crochet in the row of single “bumps” or loops created on the bottom when you made the chain.
Front post half double crochet:
Yarn over, insert hook right to left behind the half double crochet post from row below, yarn over and finish stitch as a half double crochet.
Back post half double crochet:
Yarn over, insert hook right to left in front of the half double crochet post from row below, yarn over and finish stitch as a half double crochet.
Check out the matching Woodland Trekke Cowl or Neck Warmer.
Crochet Your Ear Warmer – Woodland Trekke Style
Chain 13 [15, 17, 18] turn.
Working in bottom loop of foundation chain (see Special Stitches section for instructions), half double crochet in second chain from hook and each stitch of bottom loop of foundation chain to end of row, turn. (12 [14, 16, 17] stitches total)
*Chain 1, single crochet in first two stitches of row, back post half double crochet in next 8 [10, 12, 13] stitches, single crochet in last two stitches of row. (When stitching the single crochet, pull up a loop to the height of your work.)
Chain 1, single crochet in first two stitches of row, front post half double crochet in next 8 [10, 12, 13] stitches, single crochet in last two stitches of row.
Rows 4 to 51 [55, 61, 67]:
Repeat from * for number of rows indicated.
Do not fasten off.
Fold ear warmer with right side facing in. Match base foundation chain row with final row in pattern. With seam matched, slip stitch across row to create seam.
See Seaming Figures 1-3.
Do not fasten off.
With right side facing out, slip stitch around upper edge of warmer.
With right side facing out, beginning at seam of unfinished edge, slip stitch around other edge of warmer.
Weave in loose ends.
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