Cinched Crochet Ear Warmer Pattern and Size Chart

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A crochet ear warmer pattern makes the perfect beginner crochet project. They use just a bit of yarn, often have very simple stitch patterns, and work up very quickly, too!

Today, I’ll be sharing a this cute and classic crochet ear warmer pattern for beginners. You will also find a crochet ear warmer size chart, so that you can make this crochet winter headband in any size you like, for a custom fit.

An easy to crochet ear warmer pattern sample on a furry sheepskin rug.

I have also included a video tutorial at the bottom of this post. You’ll see when you watch that even a total newbie can tackle this easy crochet ear warmer pattern for beginners!

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It’s a cinch to make! (Pun intended!)

If you like this crochet ear warmer pattern, check out my Cabled Heart Chunky Ear Warmer Pattern!

You can even make these cute crochet ear warmers in any yarn you choose! I’ll be sure to let you know exactly what yarn I’m using, as well as how you can substitute for different yarn weights and fibers.

So grab your hook, grab your yarn, and let’s get started with this cute crochet winter headband pattern free on my blog!

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A Crochet Ear Warmer Pattern sample sitting in front of a cake of Lion Brand Comfy Cotton Blend Yarn

Basic Crochet Ear Warmer Pattern Materials

H/8 5.0 mm Crochet Hook

1 Cake Lion Brand Comfy Cotton Blend, 50% Cotton, 50% Polyester, Light (3) Weight Yarn, Driftwood, about 100 yards.


Yarn Needle

Abbreviations Used in the Crochet Ear Warmer Pattern

Ch- chain

Dc – double crochet

Sl – slip stitch

St – stitch

Gauge Information

7 double crochet and 4 rows per 2” in Lion Brand Comfy Cotton Blend Yarn


Crochet Ear Warmer Size Chart

Newborns: 13″, 33 cm; 12″, 30 cm; 2.5-3″

0-3 Months: 15″, 37 cm; 13.5″, 34 cm; 2.5-3″

3-6 Months: 16″, 41 cm; 15″, 38 cm; 2.5-3″

6-12 Months: 17″, 44 cm; 16″, 40 cm; 3-3.5”″

Toddlers: 18.5″, 48 cm; 17″, 43 cm; 3-3.5″

Children: 20″, 50 cm; 18″, 46 cm; 3-3.5”

Teens: 21.5″, 55 cm; 19.5″, 50 cm; 3.5-4”

Adult Medium: 22.5″, 57 cm; 20.5″, 52 cm; 3.5-4”

Adult Large: 24″, 61 cm; 22″, 56 cm; 3.5-4”

An easy crochet ear warmer laid on a sheepskin rug.

Notes on Making a Custom Sized Crochet Ear Warmer

  • If your head doesn’t fit neatly into any of the crochet ear warmer sizes above, you can simply begin with a chain that stretches to match your head circumference.
  • Remember to keep your chains loose so your ear warmer doesn’t feel tight on the chain edge. If your chains feel tight, consider using a bigger hook just for your foundation chain.

Easy Cinched Crochet Ear Warmer Pattern for Beginners

Ch 40 (50, 60, 70, 80), and slip to join without twisting the chain.

*See notes for adjusting size above

Round 1: Ch 2, dc in same ch, and each ch around. [40 (50, 60, 70, 80) Dc]

Round 2: Ch 2, dc in same stand each st around. [40 (50, 60, 70, 80) Dc]

Rounds 3-5(5, 5, 6, 6): Repeat Round 2. [40 (50, 60, 70, 80) Dc]

Do NOT fasten off.


Finishing Your Cinched Crochet Ear Warmer

Ch 50, then fasten off and break yarn, leaving a small tail to fasten.

Pinch the seam together, making sure the edges point back toward the inside of the ear warmer.

Wrap the chain tightly around the cinched section and the beginning yarn tail.

Knot the end of the chain to the yarn tail. It may be easier to turn the ear warmer inside out to do so.

Using your crochet hook, pull the yarn ends back through the underside of the chain wrap.

Trim ends to hide inside the wrapped section. Block if desired.


Easy Cinched Crochet Ear Warmer Pattern Video Tutorial

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