Crochet headband ear warmer using post stitches
Hennessey Headband is a textured crochet headband ear warmer that uses post stitches to create texture. Have you tried post stitches before? They are anchored around the body of the stitch instead of in it’s top. If you’ve never learned how to do these before, the good news is that I have a PDF crochet post stich guide that you can get free when you subscribe to my newsletter!
Where can I get this ear warmer pattern?
The Hennessey Headband crochet pattern is available only as a part of my new Textured Crochet Ear Warmer Collection. This collection includes three crochet headband ear warmer patterns. The other two are my Piedmont Headband and Hollis Headband. All three of them utilize crochet post stitches. As mentioned above, you can learn how to do these great, textural crochet stitches with my PDF photo guide to post stiches, available free when you subscribe to my newsletter.
Why an ear warmer headband instead of a hat?
Why would someone want an ear warmer headband instead of a hat? Ear warmers are nice for those that like to have their hair up in a bun or ponytail. We’ve probably all tried putting a winter hat on over a ponytail before and noticed that it looks a little weird, or won’t cover our ears because of our hair taking up space inside the hat.
Crochet headband ear warmers are also really nice when it’s chilly, but not quite cold enough for a hat. You can keep your ears warm, but not keep your head covered. These can be really helpful during cold-weather outdoor exercise.
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How do you crochet an ear warmer headband?
With yarn of course! To make this headband you’ll need one skein of We Crochet Chroma Worsted in the color Seahorse.
As with most types of crochet projects out there, there are a lot of different ways to crochet an ear warmer. Hennessey Headband starts at the bottom edge and works in the round to the top. Some ear warmers are made by starting at a short end, crocheting a long thin rectangle, and then seaming the two short ends together.
You can get written patterns for this crochet headband ear warmer and two others by purchasing my Textured Crochet Ear Warmer Collection!
How wide and how long should an ear warmer headband be?
You really want an ear warmer to do a good job of covering your ears. An average adult ear is around 3 inches tall, so you’ll want your ear warmer to be at least that wide, probably more like 4 or 5 inches to have a little extra coverage on top and bottom.
You’ll want a crochet ear warmer to be 2 to 4 inches smaller around than the head of the person wearing it. Seem strange? The thing is that crochet is stretchy. You’re going to want this ear warmer to stretch to fit the wearer so that it stays in place well and doesn’t slip down.
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