Yesterday, for one of my projects, I made an ear warmer, but did not follow a pattern.
Yup, that is the one! I made this adorable ear warmer yesterday, posted this collage on Instagram (follow me @chirpinbirdie) and was asked for the pattern.
I love when I make something up and a fellow crochet artist likes it so much that they ask for a pattern! So, today's project consisted of another headband, and writing down a pattern for it.
First some abbreviations:
ch = chain
sl st = slip stitch
st = stitch
sc = single crochet
dc = double crochet
You will need some worsted weight yarn and a size H/5.0mm hook.
Now lets begin!
Row 1 - 2 dc in second chain from hook, *skip the next two chains, 1 sc and 2 dc in next chain**, repeat from * to ** until there are only 3 chains left, skip two chains and 1 sc in last chain
Row 2 - ch 1 and turn, 2 dc in first st (the sc from the previous row), *skip two dc, 1sc and 2 dc in next stitch (the sc from the previous row)** repeat from * to ** until the end and then 1 sc in the turning chain
Continue row 2 until you have your desired thickness. I like 9 rows, and then end off.
You can change colors by simply fastening off the current color and slip stitching the new color into the last sc of the previous row. Then just as before continue following row 2.
Now, you have a beautiful rectangle!
Decide which side you like best, and fold it so that side is on the inside and the two ends are together. Next you simply sew the two ends together.
It is that easy! You have just completed a fabulous ear warmer!
Of course, you can leave it just the way it is and it will be great! Or you can follow your favorite flower pattern and sew it on to the band to make it spectacular.
This is the flower I put on my band. It is actually two flowers sewn together.
Here is the finished product.
I hope you enjoy this pattern! Have fun with it and show me all of the beautiful colors you use on the ChirpinBirdie Facebook page
UPDATE: There is now a matching fingerless glove pattern to match this headband! April Reeves has the pattern available as a free Ravelry download. Make sure to thank her for the free pattern!