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Earwarmer for Him, Crochet with Love!

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Recently I have crocheted an earwarmer for me (the pattern is here) and my husband wanted to get one as well. We bike a lot, so the thing is pretty practical for both of us. I found it boring just to crochet one more earwarmer the exact same way so I designed another pattern for him. Well, obviously the only difference between men’s and women’s earwarmer is the size (and sometimes decorations). So by just changing size you can make the earwarmer for a woman or even a child 🙂

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You will need:

  • 5 mm and 3 mm crochet hooks
  • recommended for the bigger hook yarn of the main colour (I have grey) and yarn of a different colour matching the smaller hook (I took mixed colour, mostly blue)
  • scissors

Abbreviations:

  • ch – chain
  • st – stitch
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • hdc – half double crochet
  • dc – double crochet
  • FPtrc – front post treble crochet (US crochet terms)
  • exFPtrc – extended front post treble crochet (US crochet terms), this stitch is explained in the other tutorial.

The Pattern:

Start with the main colour and 5 mm hook: 99 ch, join with sl st, 2 ch.
Finish every round with sl st and start a new one with 2 ch.
Round 1: dc in all ch (99)
Rounds 2- 6: (dc in next  3 st, exFPtrc in dc under next 3 st) X 33 (99)
Take care that every second round is inverse previous round: you always crochet dc over exFPtrc and the other way around. That will live you a “chess bord” ornament.

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Now we make the ears:

Note, that here we don’t make sl st and 2 ch to change a round.
Round 7: 16 sl st, sc in next st, hdc in next st, dc in next st, FPtrc in next st, exFPtrc in next 4 st, FPtrc in next st, dc in next st, hdc in next st, sc in next st, sl st in next st.

Turn the earwarmer around and move to the opposite direction now.
Round 8: sc in next st, dc in next 5 st, 2 dc together in next st, dc in next 5 st, sc in next st, sl st in back loop of the next st. Fasten off, cut the yarn. The first ear is finished.
Count 28 st to the other direction from the first st of round 7. Here we start crocheting the second ear. Repeat Rounds 7-8.
The ears are finished!

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Now change to the yarn of the second colour. Take the 3 mm hook and start crocheting from the first st of Round 7.
Make 2 ch to start the round.
Round 9: hdc in next 15 st, hdc in next 3 st together, hdc in next 5 st, 2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 5 st, hdc in next 3 st together, hdc in next 42 st, hdc in next 3 st together, hdc in next 5 st, 2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 5 st, hdc in next 3 st together, hdc in next 15 st, sl st (100)
Round 10: dc in next 14 st, dc in next 3 st together, dc in next 2 st, 2 dc in next st, dc in next 2 st, 2 dc in next st, dc in next 2 st, 2 dc in next st, dc in next st, 3 dc in next st together, dc in next 40 st, dc in next 3 st together, dc in next 2 st, 2 dc in next st, dc in next 2 st, 2 dc in next st, dc in next 2 st, 2 dc in next st, dc in next st, 3 dc in next st together, dc in next 14 st, sl st (102)

Now turn the earwarmer upside down. Work with the yarn of the second colour and the 3 mm hook. Insert the hook in the first st of the first round.
Rounds 11-12: 2 ch, dc in all st, sl st (99)
Fasten off, cut the yarn and weave in all ends. The earwarmer is finished!

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Was it fun to crochet with this tutorial? Have a look at my other patterns, maybe you will find something you like there!

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Cozy Earwarmer Crochet Pattern

If you bike a lot, go to the swimming pool or just like hair buns, this pattern is for you! As most of the patterns in the blog, it is really quick. The best part is that it looks complex, but it is really easy to crochet! An earwarmer is an amazing thing, I have it only one day and I love it already, I did not even take it off when I came home after a walk!

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You will need:

  • 5 mm crochet hook
  • recommended for the hook black and grey yarn
  • scissors

Abbreviations:

  • ch – chain
  • st – stitch
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • hdc – half double crochet
  • dc – double crochet
  • exFPtrc – extended front post treble crochet (US crochet terms), this stitch is explained in the tutorial.

Let’s get started!

The Pattern:

Start with black yarn: 86 ch, join with sl st, 2 ch.
Finish every round with sl st and start a new one with 2 ch.
Round 1: dc in all ch (86)

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Rounds 2- 6: (change to grey yarn) (dc in next st, exFPtrc in dc under next st) X 43 (86)

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How to make exFPtrc:

Yarn over twice (Picture 1), go through the next dc  (Picture 2), yarn over and pull the hook through (Picture 3), you have 4 loops on the hook now. Yarn over and pull through the first loop on the hook (Picture 4).

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Then yarn over again and pull though next two yarn loops, now you have tree loops left (Picture 5), yarn over and pull again though next two yarn loops, now there are only 2 loops on the hook (Picture 6), the last step: yarn over and pull though all two loops. You just crocheted your first exFPtrc! Congratulations! Compare your result with the lower two pictures and follow the pattern further!

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Round 7: (change to black yarn) hdc in all st (86)
Fasten off, cut the yarn and weave in the end.
Your earwarmer is finished! Enjoy 🙂

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Was it fun to crochet with this tutorial? Have a look at my other patterns, maybe you will find something you like there!