Crochet Textured Ear Warmer Free Pattern with Video Tutorial

Keep those ears warm with this crochet textured ear warmer that can be made in any size. They can be finished in 4 different ways to create 4 different styles of ear warmers. Make this crochet project with this free crochet pattern and video tutorial.

Below you will find the complete pattern and instructional photos for this crochet textured ear warmer pattern. You will also find all the materials, stitches, gauge, video tutorial, and sizing information.

toddler wearing crochet headband

Textured Ear Warmers to keep those little Ears warm!

The weather is turning cold and the kids are getting bigger. That means it is time to make them some new winter accessories. Their ear warmers are perfect for keeping their ears warm under their hoods.

These ear warmers work up so fast that you can gift them to friends, family, and co-workers. Everyone will thank you when a chilly wind blows.

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child wearing crochet textured ear warmer

Sizing and Yarn Substitution

In the photos, you will see a 4 yr old, 8 yr old, and an adult. We are all wearing adult size ear warmers. I still provide sizing below for your convenience, but if you are not sure what size to make, the adult size seems to work for most.

Feel free to raid your yarn stash for this crochet ear warmer. It only takes a few ounces of yarn and any #4 weight yarn will work for this project. I really like the Red Heart With Love because of the color selection and the feel.

adult wearing crocheted texture ear warmer

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Below you will find the free pattern with all the instructional photos and videos needed to complete the pattern, but I am also aware that several of us like to crochet on the couch, in the car, or in bed with a printout of the pattern. This is why I also offer a nicely formatted large font PDF version of the pattern that can be purchased on Etsy or Ravelry. You can print the pattern and take it on the go with you or tuck it into your project bag.

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Crochet Textured Ear Warmer

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Materials Needed

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1.5 oz or 80 yds of Red Heart With Love (Weight: 4/medium –  370 yds, 7 oz, 198 g)
Size H 5mm Crochet Hook
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Stitches and Abbreviations

CH – Chain
SC – Single Crochet
DC – Double Crochet
BLOSC – Single Crochet in Back Loop Only
ST(s) – Stitch(es)

Gauge and Size

Gauge: 8 SC X 7 Rows = 2 inches
Size: Ear warmer is 4 inches wide.

Note about size: All models in the pictures are wearing the adult size ear warmer.

SizeHead CircumferenceEar Warmer Circumference
Toddler15.5-17.5 inches13.5 inches
Child17.5-19.5 inches15 inches
Adult19-21 inches17 inches
Large Adult21-23 inches18 inches

Crochet Ear Warmer Video Tutorial

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Crochet Textured Ear Warmer

-Written in US terms.
– I do not count my CH1, turning chain, as a stitch.
– The only difference in size is the length of the ear warmer.
– There are 4 ways to finish the ear warmer to create 4 different styles.

Crochet Textured Ear Warmer Base

CH 17

Row 1: SC in 2nd CH from hook, SC in next 2 CH, *(SC, DC) into next CH, Skip a CH,* repeat from *to* a total of 5 times. SC in last 3 CH. (16 STs)

Row 2-?: CH1, turn, BLOSC in first 3 STs, *(SC, DC) into next ST, Skip a ST,* repeat from *to* a total of 5 times. BLOSC in last 3 STs.

Continue to repeat Row 2 until you have the number of rows indicated for the ear warmer size you are making.

Toddler Size: Repeat Row 2 until you have a total of 46 rows.
Child Size: Repeat Row 2 until you have a total of 52 rows.
Adult Size: Repeat Row 2 until you have a total of 56 rows.
Large Adult Size: Repeat Row 2 until you have a total of 62 rows.

Fasten off leaving a 12-inch yarn end that will be used for sewing the base into an ear warmer.

Finishing the Ear Warmer 4 Ways

Option 1: Basic Ear Warmer

Step 1. Lay the ear warmer base on a flat surface.
Step 2. Bring the two ends of the ear warmer together.
Step 3. Use a whip stitch to sew the ends together.
Step 4. Weave in your ends.

simple and twisted ear warmer

Option 2: Simple Twisted Ear Warmer

Step 1. Lay the ear warmer base on a flat surface.
Step 2. Take one end and flip it over to create a twist.
Step 3. Bring the two ends of the ear warmer together.
Step 4. Use a whip stitch to sew the ends together.
Step 5. Weave in your ends.

twisted crochet ear warmer instructions

Option 3: Cinched Ear Warmer

Step 1. Lay the ear warmer base on a flat surface.
Step 2. Bring the two ends of the ear warmer together.
Step 3. Use a whip stitch to sew the ends together.
Step 4. Cinch your seam down and use a long strand of yarn to wrap tightly around the cinched section several times. Knot the yarn ends together to secure.
Step 5. Weave in your ends.

cinched textured ear warmer

Option 4: Advanced Twisted Ear Warmer

Below I have 2 sets of photo instructions for how to fold and join your pieces together. One set is the plain photos and the other set uses a pink and blue line to indicate the two ends of the ear warmer.

twisted style sewing instructions
Instructional photos show the technique with a different ear warmer pattern.

Step 1: Place your two ends together so they are halfway overlapping with your left side end under your right side end.

Step 2: Fold the other half of your left side end over the folded section of your right side end.

twisted style sewing instructions

Step 3: Fold your right side end over the left side so that you have 4 layers of crochet on top of each other.

Step 4: Use your long yarn end and a needle to sew a row of stitches that goes through all 4 layers. Try to sew just catching the top of each stitch to prevent the twisted section from getting bulky.

twisted ear warmer

Step 5: Weave in your ends and turn your ear warmer inside out and your ear warmer will be done!

Now your Crochet Textured Ear Warmer is complete and ready to be enjoyed. They work up fast and make a great gift.

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