Monday, January 17, 2011

Free crochet headband earwarmer pattern

These headbands are a really cute accessory that also keep you warm. They have proven popular items at markets and in my etsy store. I'm pleased to offer you this free pattern and give permission for you to make as many as you like!



Chunky Headband / Earwarmer Crochet Pattern by Mel Paton (Mel P Designs).
Yarn: Lion Wool Ease Thick and Quick
Hook: 10mm

Headband
Row 1. Chain 37, turn, dc into 4th ch from hook, then dc into each stitch to end of chain, turn.
Row 2. Ch 3, dc in each st to end of row, turn.
Row 3. same as row 2. Finish off. Leave long end for sewing.
Sew ends of crochet piece together, finish off and weave in ends.

Flower
1. Crochet a magic circle. (If you don't know how to do this, click here for a tutorial). Ch 3 then dc 11 into magic circle. The ch 3 counts as a dc. Join with a ss to 3rd ch 3. (12 dc)
2. Petals: Ch 5, skip 1 dc, sc into next, repeat until you have 6 petals.
3. Finish off, leaving long end for sewing. Sew on button middle, then sew flower to headband over the top of the join of the headband for a neat finish.

There you go, a simple pattern that gives great results. If you've made a headband from this pattern, I would love to know how it turned out!

♥ Mel.






39 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for including a link to my crochet tutorial. I love seeing that people are finding it useful!

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  2. Hey, you're welcome Michele! I'm glad there are great tutorials out there, they are especially useful for self-taught crocheters, like myself.

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  3. I'm excited to try this! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Can't wait to try this. Not a very good crocheter. But willing to try again, again, and again. lol :0)

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  5. I made 15 of your Chunky Headband/Earwarmers
    as Christmas gifts.(5 for my friends and 10 for the local woman's shelter) Thank you so much for such a pretty pattern that is also quick & easy.

    Peace & Blessings

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  6. I love this pattern Thank You for sharing!:)

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  7. SO CUTE!! I'm just starting to crochet and hope I can make this one day.

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  8. A classmate in crochet class made this, and it's absolutely adorable (quick and easy, too!). Thanks so much for sharing!

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  9. Instead of the chunky yarn could you use two strands of worsted at the same time?

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  10. Hey emmaj,

    I think you would need more than 2 strands held together. Try 3 or 4 strands and see which works with the 10mm hook.

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  11. goin to try this right now. this looks real easy. thanks in advance. CG

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  12. Good luck, they really are super easy to make but look so cute! Use a chunky button for best results :-)

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  13. this is ADORABLE!! I cannot believe that I have the EXACT same color and brand of yarn in my bag...I plan on doing the project now!! Thanks a bynch for the inspiration:)

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  14. I cant wait to try this out!!!! Thank-you so much for sharing this pattern!!

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  15. Cant.Stop.Making them! I love it thanks so much for posting it

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  16. Thanks for sharing your pattern. I've been making hats and flowers, now with spring coming headbands may be all that's needed. I'm going to try your pattern this weekend.

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  17. Great idea.
    Thanks for free pattern.

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  18. What letter hook do we use?

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  19. Hi, im just learning to crochet. On the 1st row, do you mean dc into each stich or every 4th? Thanks!

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    1. You dc into each stitch, only skip the first 3 chains at the start of the row.

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  20. Hi - fabulous pattern - I've made dozens for gifts and they are so quick & easy!! Everyone LOVES them! Thank you, Patti

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  21. Thanks for the pattern. My wife wants one of these for Christmas and I have learned how to crochet so I can make one for her, and I'm sure I'll be doing some for my daughters as well. One down, more to go.
    James

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  22. Mel, Thank you for this fantastic and versatile design. I have made it with the left-overs from LB Thick and Quick, LB Hometown, Loops and Threads Cozy Wool and even used one strand of LB Homespun with one strand of coordinating worsted. The possibilities are endless! If I don't have enough super bulky of one color to make all, I use a coordinating color for the flower. Actually, my niece requested an orange headband with a purple flower...hmm. I made 27 red bands with purple flowers for my SIL's Red Hat group. I have closed the band after chaining 35 and do my dc in a ring because, well, I'm lazy. I change the flower out occasionally by ch 4 and sc in each st - if I have enough yarn.
    You are a generous soul for sharing this! I can make a complete one, even with the dreaded sewing of the button, in a half hour. Thanks again.

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    1. Great to hear that you have success with this pattern, and that it can be customised so well!

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  23. Thank you. Love the pattern and the result. I made Christmas gifts for my daughter and nieces. Once my daughter's friends saw they all wanted one as well. Since they are so quick and easy to make...no problem. I did make one alteration. I didn't sew the flower on to the headband. Instead I sewed a decorative button on the front connected to a large button on the back. This way the flower can be buttoned on to the headband or removed to be wore plain. In fact, for each headband I made two flowers, one the same color as the headband and one in a contrasting color. Lots of options!
    Thanks again.
    Arline

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  24. Can someone tell me how many of these you can make with one skein of yarn? And I love this pattern! These are so fast to make and adorable!!! So easy too! I have never made something like this, only scarves and amigurumi so this is so cool!! Lol

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  25. Love this pattern! I worked the beginning a but different cause I hate chains. I made 34 double crochet foundation chains. It just combines the chain and double crochet into one stitch. I wrapped it around my head just to check the size and it feels like it could use another couple stitches. Could not get ends to meet. Does this stretch any as you work it our adding a few more stitches is maybe the way to go?

    Thanks for the pattern again. My cousin will love this!

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    1. Hi Kerri,
      The pattern above makes a pretty snug fitting headband as they are useless if they are too big. To solve your problem, try chaining more loosely to start with and try it around your head after one row of dc. If it is still too tight, undo and start with 1 or 2 more chains. Tip: make it more on the tight side because it will stretch.

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  26. Quick and easy! Thank you!

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  27. Just made this with 2 strands of bulky and an L hookand chained 47 instead and it turned out great! Typically i dont like ear warmers on myself but i find myself liking this one! Thanks for the pattern!

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  28. HI Mel,

    Thanks so much for the pattern. I made a few of these, one being for my goddaughter who is almost 3. It keeps sliding up on her head and won't stay put. Should I have made it bigger do you think?? She looks so cut in it but I don't know what to do about the size. Any suggestions???

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  29. Hi Mel! Thanks for the pattern!! Just finished my first but can see many more being whipped up!!

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  30. Hey Mel!! Thanks so much for this pattern!! I just made one for me in a matter of minutes!!

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  31. I made a few of these for Christmas gifts and they were loved.
    Thanks again for the pattern and allowing us to sell items made from the free pattern.

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  32. LOVE this pattern...quick and easy, but I have one glitch. The side that I initially start on with the chain stitch is too tight...am I doing something wrong...Is there a way to make it as "stretchy" as the other side?

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  33. Love this pattern. So easy and quick to do. Looks very nice. So much fun!

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