Monday, September 06, 2010

Triple Warm Ear Warmer

This ear warmer is worked in a tube. A single layer of fleece goes inside, giving it three layers to help keep ears warm. It's not as large as it looks in the picture. My mannequin head is apparently a little undersized, lol. This ear warmer is actually quite comfortable, and will fit a man or a woman. Great charity project.

1 Skein Caron Simply Soft Yarn
Matching thread
Scrap of fleece 22 inches by 3 inches.
G (4.0) hook
Sewing needle
Yarn needle

Ch 32. Being careful not to twist, join ends with a sl st.

1. Ch 1. Sc in same ch and each ch around. Join to first sc with sl st (32 sc).

2. Ch 1, sc in same st and each st around. Join (32 sc).

Repeat row 2 until piece measures 22 ½ inches. Cut yarn.

Insert fleece into ear warmer and stitch into place. If it makes it easier, you can turn the ear warmer inside out to do this. Be careful not to stretch it, though, and be sure to only stitch through the fleece and one layer of the ear warmer.

Stitch ends together, FO.


Craftybegonia said...

Good idea! That is a wonderful pattern for snowy days!

Hilary said...

Thank you! I'm glad you like it, thanks so much for visiting! :)

The Daily Crocheter said...

This pattern was selected as today's Free Crochet Pattern of the Day on Nov 4th over at The Daily Crocheter. It's also posted in our Free Crochet Patterns listings under Hats. Love that you could use almost any yarn to match your winter coat. Happy Crocheting!

Lin said...

I'm going to try this with a shorter piece of fleece to reduce the bulk at the back where it meets the coat collar. I'm wondering if I should reduce the length of the crochet piece too since it won't be as thick.

Hilary said...

Maybe a little, but I'm honestly not sure (it's been a long week and my brain is a little frazzled). Just be sure to wrap it around your head before you stitch it together to make sure it still fits well.

Moon Hunter said...

I don't like wearing hats, but have a sensitive ear that needs to be protected from the elements and kept warm. This looks like it will be just perfect! Gonna work one up this week. Thank you!