So winter has finally passed us by but I’m sure most of you will agree there is still a slight chill in the air. I created this crochet ear warmer using a unique stitch that gives all the feels of a knitted piece yet still retains the simplicity of the basic crochet stitches.
Any weight 4/aran/10 ply yarn
6mm crochet hook
Special stitch: yarn over slip stitch (yo slst): yarn over, insert hook into designated stitch, pull up a loop. You now have 3 loops on hook. Pull first loop through the other two loops.
Ch 71, or any number of chains that is long enough to go around the head.
Row 1: yo slst into 2nd ch from hook, yo slst into every ch to end. turn.
Row 2: Ch 1, yo slst into back loops only
Continue with yo slst in back loops only into every stitch across to end. Turn.
Row 3: Ch 1, now turn your work to one side and you will notice front loops. This is where you will work every stitch for this row.
Work a yo slst into each one of these front loops all the way across the row to the end. Turn.
Repeat rows 2-3 until the band measures 5 inches in width.
Fasten off and cut yarn leaving a long tail for sewing.
Now lay your piece flat on a hard surface. You will notice there is a right side and a wrong side.
Lay the piece so the right side is facing you. Now grab each corner like shown below:
Next you will sandwich the four corners like shown below:
Now sew together with the long tail end and a yarn needle. Make sure to stitch through all four layers. Cut your yarn and make sure your stitching is secure. Make sure you weave in any ends you may have. Flip your ear warmer right side out and you are finished.