DIY Crocheted Earwarmers
I don’t know about you, but I was hoping for a mild winter. Then again, who am I kidding? I live in upstate NY! As much as I love pretty, white, clean snow on Christmas, I could live without below-freezing temperatures, scraping ice off my car, and trudging through dirty slush. Maybe some day!
So for now, if you live somewhere with a similar climate, I’m sure you’ve got a stockpile of hats, gloves, and scarves like I do. You must also know that you can never have too many!
*Cue music for the perfect winter-time DIY project*
Okay, before we get started, you need to have a basic knowledge of how to crochet. I really do mean basic. I had never completed a crocheted project before this. You only need to know how to chain and double-crochet - Both of which I taught myself by watching YouTube videos (I found this video really helpful, How to Double Crochet).
I’m not even going to attempt to walk you through the basics of crocheting because I’m 150% sure that I would just confuse you. For the rest of this post, I’m going to assume you know how to crochet. If you don’t, I’m sorry! My next DIY will be dedicated to you!
If you’re still with me, you’re either already super crafty or just motivated to learn the basics – either way, I like it! Let’s get started!
Using a size K crochet hook, cast on 70-80. This is a wide range because it depends on how tightly you crochet.
Tip: I just kept wrapping the chain of stitches around my head until I estimated it would fit. Very scientific, I know.
Now, double-crochet in the 4th chain from the hook and all remaining chains. Repeat this process until the piece is as wide as you’d like it.
Tip: I did 7 rows.
Next, cut a piece of fleece to line the inside.
Tip: I simple placed the crocheted swatch on top of the fleece and cut the fleece to size.
Sew the fleece liner to the crocheted swatch by following all four edges. (Yes, I sewed mine by hand because I don’t know how to use a sewing machine ).
Once the fleece has been sewn in, stitch the short ends together to close the headband.
All done! Try it on. If you’d like you can take it a step further by embellishing with flowers, buttons, beads, etc. I chose to keep mine plain and use fun colorful yarn instead.
These make great gifts too! I made 5 for Christmas presents this past year.
DIY Crocheted Earwarmers
Inspired by All About Ami
- Size K crochet hook
- 1 skein of size 4 worsted weight yarn
- fleece fabric, 4″ x 36″
- sewing needle & thread
What to Do
- Chain 70-80 or until the chain is long enough to wrap around your head.
- Double-crochet in the 4th chain from the hook and all remaining chains.
- Repeat Step #2 until the piece is as wide as you’d like it (I did 7 rows).
- Cut a piece of fleece to line the inside.
- Sew the fleece liner to the crocheted swatch by following all four edges.
- stitch the short ends together to close the headband.
- Optional: Embellish with flowers, buttons, beads, etc.
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