Free crochet ear warmer pattern
Piedmont Headband is a free crochet ear warmer pattern that is perfect for fall and football season! It is made in the beautifully textured basketweave stitch, which uses post stitches. You can make it in your team colors and wear it to a tailgate party or to the game. It is just the right width to cover your ears. If you aren’t into sports, make it in whatever color your heart desires!
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This would make an excellent gift for a student, teacher, or graduate in their school colors. It is quick to finish and uses a small amount of yarn, which makes it especially nice for gifting! They’ll love wearing it to tailgating parties and sporting events for years to come.
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What supplies will I need to crochet this ear warmer?
I made this headband in Berroco Lustra. This is a beautiful yarn, but it has been discontinued. I suggest that you use Cascade Yarns 220 Superwash Merino. This yarn is the same weight, it is soft, and comes in a huge variety of colors! See all the colors here. You will need just one skein of your chosen yarn.
You will also need an H (5 mm) crochet hook. My favorite crochet hooks are the Streamline resin crochet hooks from Furl’s Fiberarts.
As always, you will also need a tapestry needle for weaving in your ends.
Where can I get this crochet ear warmer pattern?
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Piedmont Headband, a Crochet Ear Warmer Pattern
By April Garwood of Banana Moon Studio
As with all my patterns, please do not make paper or digital copies for others. Instead, please direct them to my website to get their own. Thank you!
Difficulty Level: Intermediate
Available Sizes: Child [Adult]
Finished Measurements: Circumference 16  inches x 3 inches wide.
I made my Piedmont Headband in Berroco Lustra (50% Peruvian Wool, 50% Tencel® Lyocell; 197 yds; 100 g; yarn weight category: 4/medium/worsted): #3140 Montmartre, 1 skein. This yarn has been discontinued.
I suggest that instead you use Cascade Yarns 220 Superwash Merino (100% Superwash Merino Wool; 220 yds; 100 g; yarn weight category: 3 or 4/ light worsted weight): #48 Deep Ultramarine, 1 skein. One headband takes about 85 yds of yarn, so one skein will be enough to make 2 headbands.
Crochet Hook: H (5 mm), or size needed to obtain gauge.
Notions: Tapestry needle
Gauge: 15 sts x 13 rows = About 4 inches in basketweave stitch.
The ear warmer is worked in the round from bottom to top.
This pattern is written in standard US terms. For help with abbreviations, get my crochet abbreviations list here.
Front post double crochet (Fpdc): yo, insert hook around post of designated stitch beginning from the front, yo, pull up a loop, (yo, pull through 2 loops) 2 times.
Back post double crochet (Bpdc): yo, insert hook around post of designated stitch beginning from the back, yo, pull up a loop, (yo, pull through 2 loops) 2 times.
For help with crochet post stitches see this post.
Ch 60 , taking care not to twist ch, join to first ch with sl st to form circle.
Rnd 1: Ch 2 (does not count as a st), dc in each ch around, join to first st with sl st, turn – 60  sts.
Rnds 2-4: Ch 2, Fpdc in first 3 sts, *Bpdc in next 3 sts**, Fpdc in next 3 sts, repeat from * around, ending last rep at **, join to first st with sl st, turn.
Rnds 5-7: Ch 2, Bpdc in first 3 sts, *Fpdc in next 3 sts**, Bpdc in next 3 sts, repeat from * around, ending last rep at **, join to first st with sl st, turn.
Rnds 8-10: Repeat Rnds 2-4. Fasten off.
Block if needed. Weave in ends.
That finishes your crochet ear warmer! I’d love to see photos of your finished ear warmer! Come join my facebook group, or share it on Ravelry or Instagram (tag me @bananamoonstudio) and I will see it.
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