One of the worst things is getting caught in the cold without the proper accessories to help keep you warm. Personally, my hands and my ears are always the first things to get unbearably cold, and so I am always looking for fun and versatile gloves and ear warmers that I can stow away in my purse.
This year I wanted to created multiple ear warmers, since fall is supposed to be a bit harsher than previous years. That’s when I came up with this list of 20 cute crochet ear warmers! I thought, perhaps there are others out there like me who share a love for staying warm.
Check out these cute, versatile and functional crochet ear warmer patterns and get started on your stock before the cold sets in!
Cute Waffle Stitch Crochet Ear Warmer
Baby, it’s cold outside, so you better bundle up! While you may have created hats, gloves, and scarves, you can’t forget some handmade crochet items just for your ears. With the Cute Waffle Stitch Crochet Ear Warmer, you can protect your ears from harsh temperatures while also looking stylish. These crochet ear warmers can be topped with stylish oversized buttons of your choice so you can make a truly unique and customized accessory. This easy crochet pattern will help you create ear warmers that are the perfect size for stashing in your purse or coat pocket.
Perpetual Posts Ear Warmers
This easy ear warmer crochet pattern is simple enough for a beginner and makes for a quick project. Not only are these ear warmers fast and easy, it’s a real stash busting project.
Shell and Button Ear Warmer
This Button and Shell Ear Warmer is easy to work up and can be made with either bulky or medium weight yarn. Since it's easy to customize, you can use you favorite colors and have it both the size and color you want. Either way looks cute, especially when you add the touch of buttons.
Dragon Scale Ear Warmers
If you’ve already mastered the crocodile stitch then I have an easy and free crochet pattern for you. These Dragon Scale Ear Warmers match my free crocodile stitch glove pattern.
Rosy Red Ear Warmer
Become the lady in red with this Rosy Red Ear Warmer. A bright red crochet color like this can really make a bold statement, so you might as well gain the attention you deserve. You can choose to work up this floral headband using one strand of yarn or two, depending on how thick you want the pattern to be.
Via Hopeful Honey
Fox Ear Warmers
Make this adorable Fox Ear Warmer for teens and adults. Add a nose and whiskers to add to the cuteness!
Hope Ear Warmer
When the weather starts to get cold here in Michigan, one of my favorite accessories to help beat the chill is an ear warmer. I love that I can still wear my hair piled up all messy on the top of my head — or, if it’s a good hair day, down and wavy — because a cozy ear warmer will look great either way.
Via Yarn + Chai
Football Ear Warmers
These ear warmers will be the perfect addition to any football game! You can make them in less than an hour, the perfect project to keep you warm during a game.
Chunky Crochet Ear Warmer
This pattern was inspired by Krista over at Rescued Paw Designs. She had made a super cute Crochet Ear Warmer Pattern and I just knew I had to make something similar with one of my favorite crochet stitches. The Moss Stitch is a go-to stitch when I’m making statement pieces like scarves, cowls and my latest slouchy beanie hat with a pompom. I also knew how much my girls would enjoy the “bow” look that happens when a headwrap is gathered in a certain spot. This little ear warmer worked up in less than 20 minutes!
Basic Bulky Ear Warmer
This Basic Bulky Ear Warmer will also be a perfect charity project or quick gift. You can use it for anything you'd like! Just grab some Bulky 5 yarn, your hook and get going with this pattern!
Via Left in Knots
Maize Ear Warmer
Maize is an Ear Warmer pattern with beautiful, bold cables. Of all the textured stitches out there, this one is by far my favorite. For extra warmth, I plan to line this headband with some soft grey fleece.
Autumn Chill Ear Warmer
This would be another perfect pattern to add to your holiday “to-make” list. Fast, beautiful and it requires less than one skein of yarn!
Via Left in Knots
Savannah Ear Warmer
The Savannah Earwarmer works up quick once you learn the four row repeat. While this pattern is made to create size women’s medium, it is very easy to customize the size. The Savannah Ear Warmer is perfect for the transition from summer to fall. On cool summer nights or crisp autumn mornings, this stylish little number will keep those ears warm and toasty. It’s also perfect for bad hair days – throw your locks up into a messy bun and let this winter headband be your fashion statement.
Snow Drops Ear Warmer
Use this crochet pattern to make a crochet ear warmer that is a great scrap buster and features the beautiful texture of the star stitch.
Via Left in Knots
Basketweave Ear Warmer
Do you love crochet texture like I do? The Basketweave Ear Warmer is a quick crochet pattern to work up and guess what? It is full of texture! Texture, texture, texture! The texture is created using a combination of front post and back post stitches. Get ready to get hooked on the Basketweave Ear Warmer!
Falling Flowers Ear Warmer
This stunning fall pattern features two gorgeous flower squares directly over the ears. With all sizes included (Baby, Toddler, Child, and Adult), you'll be able to keep all those girly ears in your family warm!
Via Melody's Makings
Unforgettable Cables Ear Warmer
Don’t you hate typical crocheted headgear that allows wind and cold to enter through the gaps between stitches? This headband/ear warmer is different from most because it is double the thickness to create a denser, warmer fabric, but isn’t too bulky.
Via Pattern Paradise
Keep those ears warm in what could be a very long winter (or chilly fall and spring seasons) with this very quick headband pattern. It’s very easy to make, probably won’t take more than an evening, and uses less than one skein of yarn. It’s a nicely textured headband you can wear on those days you don’t feel like brushing your hair.
Via Divine Debris
The LJ Ear Warmer
This is a nice wide ear warmer. The texture is obtained by using several techniques, works up quickly and can easily be customized with color changes for stripes.
Via Cary Donahou
Diamonds Headband Ear Warmer
The Diamond Headband is the perfect “one hour project” for yourself, a quick gift, or even craft fairs if you sell your finished makes! It really does work up in about an hour!
Via Snowdrop Creates
Because the fall and winter weather sometimes can have a mind of its own, keeping a pair of ear warmers on hand at all times is a must. Crochet ear warmers are flexible, they can be stowed away in your purse, or your car’s glove compartment and they are super simple to make.
The above crochet ear warmer designs will provide you with a diverse set of ear warmers that provide style, functionality, and warmth. Add your own special touch by making whatever modifications you want. Whether you’re gifting them or making them for yourself, there’s something above for everyone.
Melanie Blackburn says
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Donna Williams says
Hello, I like to say Thank you so much for sending this In my email and I would love to make these for gift giving to Family and Friends!!
Donna Williams 🙂 <3
Thank you. I have 31 grandchildren and 9 daughters. Plenty of people to make headbands for!
These are lovely designs and appear achievable with a stronger incentive to complete. Thank you for sharing.
Thank you, these are a really interesting group of patterns.
Melody S Stoops says
I LOVE these! Thank you! I am going to be making then for friends and family!!