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Aurora Ear Warmer

By: Jennifer Dougherty, excerpted from Crochet Style
Updated February 01, 2021
Aurora Ear Warmer
Aurora Ear Warmer
This image courtesy of pagestreetpublishing.com

Learn how to crochet this beautiful ear warmer and keep cozy this winter! Ear warmers are great beginner projects since they're so short and sweet. Make one for every member of the family, each with its own unique details.

From the Designer: "Try this ear warmer plain or dress it up with a big bow! Its easy to customize for any age or size. The interesting texture is fun to crochet and makes a great accessory for cold winter days."

Intermediate

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

Crochet GaugeGauge is not critical. Use appropriate hook for yarn choice.

Materials List

  • Measuring tape
  • Yarn needle
  • 4 oz (113 g) or less of #4 worsted weight yarn
  • Use appropriate hook for yarn (see yarn label)

AURORA EAR WARMER

EAR WARMER SIZE CHART
TODDLER 17–19" (43–48 cm) circumference
CHILD 18–20" (46–51 cm) circumference
TEEN/ADULT 19–21" (48–53 cm) circumference
LARGE ADULT 21–23" (53–58 cm) circumference

HEAD SIZE CIRCUMFERENCE
EAR WARMER SHOULD BE 1" (3 CM) SMALLER THAN HEAD SIZE; IT WILL STRETCH
12–24 MONTHS 18–19" (46–48 cm)
2T–4T 19–20" (48–51 cm)
5T–PRETEEN 20–21" (51–53 cm)
TEEN/SMALL ADULT 21–22" (53–56 cm)
LARGE ADULT 22–24" (56–61 cm)

Instructions

CH any multiple of 2 (plus 1 for base chain). This will be the height (from top to bottom) of the ear warmer. The length (circumference around head) is determined by how many times Row 2 is repeated.

SUGGESTED HEIGHTS FOR EAR WARMER (TOP TO BOTTOM)
TODDLER 4" (10 cm)
CHILD 4–5" (10–13 cm)
ADULT 5–6" (13–15 cm)

  1. ROW 1: skip 2 ch (counts as hdc), *sl st into next ch, hdc in next ch*, repeat between *. . .* to end of row, ending with sl st in last ch.

  2. ROW 2: ch 2, turn, skip first st, *sl st in next hdc, hdc in next sl st*, repeat between *. . .* to end of row, ending with sl st in top of turning ch (this last sl st will be almost on the side of the row).

  3. REPEAT ROW 2 until the ear warmer reaches desired length.

SEAM: ch 1, sl st the short ends together. Turn right side out.

NOTE: The “band” is worked exactly the same as Rows 1–2. The number of chains listed below can be adjusted for any size (ch any multiple of 2 plus 1 for base chain).

BAND: ch 7, repeat Rows 1 and 2 until the band reaches approximately 4" (10 cm). Wrap around ear warmer over seam, sl st ends together. When weaving in ends, attach to middle of back side of ear warmer (directly over seam) so it stays in place.

OPTIONAL BOW: Following same instructions as the ear warmer, make a shorter piece for a bow (slightly taller is best so it stands out against the ear warmer, and about 5–7" [13–18 cm] long). Pull through band and secure in place with tail end.

WEAVE in ends.

Abbreviations

ST(S)
stitch(es)
CH
chain stitch
HDC
half double crochet
SL ST
slip stitch
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