Introducing The Quiet Cloud’s newest free crochet pattern – The Cinched Ear Warmer! Read the short story of how this design came to life below or scroll to the bottom for the full instructions on how to make your very own Cinched Ear Warmer.
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Backstory Behind This Design
I’m not a big fan of wearing hats in the winter. I’ll wear a baseball cap all summer long, especially if we’re in the sun all day. Most winter days I’d rather freeze my ears off before I wear a hat. Anyone else? Is that just me?
I’ve made quite a few hats in my crocheting years with serious plans of it finally being “the one I’ll actually wear”. I’ll wear it once or twice, but they always end up in the bottom of a drawer somewhere never to be seen again.
This past winter I started messing around with different ideas, trying to find that one magical way to keep my ears warm. I really wanted to make something that was cute and practical, wouldn’t fight with my hair, and only used one skein of yarn or less. Lots of trial and error, but gals, I think I figured this one out! This Cinched Ear Warmer is perfect!
I’ve tried messy bun beanies before, but your ponytail has to be on the top of your head, which isn’t for me. This design isn’t so big to wear it gets in the way of you’re ponytail. It’s worked in the round which creates a double layer to keep your ears toasty warm & the seam is hidden in the bow which makes this ear warmer virtually seamless. Added bonus, it’s made entirely out of double crochets. How simple is that?
4″ x 4″ square = 15 DC x 8 Rows
DC – Double Crochet
Join to first chain, forming a large circle.
Round 1: Chain 2. DC around. Join with slip stitch. (38)
Repeat round 1 for a total of 38 rounds.
Fasten off leaving long tail. Using yarn tail, seam ends together. Pinch the fabric together at the seam and sew into place (hiding the seam). Weave in ends.