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I love crochet, and until this past fall most of my crochet pieces were for girls with the others being for our cute little fur babies aka our kitties :)  This fall I decided to share the crochet love with some of the awesome men in my life and worked out a quick and easy pattern for a basic ear warmer.  I wanted to do more to it like sew the guys initial in it or something to spice it up a bit but my husband told me that with guys keeping it simple is best.  ;)

Thankfully I have a cute little girl who loves details and little extra things that spice up her outfits.  I def. get to use lots of creative things and little touches when it comes to creating and crafting for her.

This ear warmer is great because without going back and re joining your yarn you are able to get a smooth finish with the top and the bottom ending in a single crochet.  No having a chain edge on one edge or having to go back and re join your yarn to do a nice finished boarder.  Makes this ear warmer work up nice and quick.  Pattern works up so quick you can easily do a few of these in one day.  I plan on working on these throughout the spring to stock up for Christmas and holiday gifts next season. :)

Basic Ear Warmer Pattern

US Crochet Terms

Pattern is for Personal Use Only 

Stitches Used:

Chain {ch}

Single Crochet {sc}

Half Double Crochet {hdc}

Slip Stitch {sl st}

Things You Need:

Two balls of yarn, you will be holding two strands of yarn at the same time.  I used a soft stretchy yarn for mine.

10.00 mm hook

Yarn needle for weaving in ends

Chain 50

This is the size for a grown man, if you can, the best way to get the perfect custom fit is to try the chain on over their head.  You don’t want it too tight or too loose, you’re looking for a nice snug fit that feels comfy and cozy. :)  The number of chains does not matter.

Being careful not to twist your yarn, join into a circle.

{I didn’t turn after any of my rounds. }

Round 1:  ch 2 and hdc around

Join with a sl st in the ch 2 space of the beginning ch 2

Round 2:  ch 2 and hdc around

Join with a sl st in the ch 2 space of the beginning ch 2

Round 3:   ch 2 and hdc around

Join with a sl st in the ch 2 space of the beginning ch 2

Round 4:  ch 1 and sc around

Join with a sl st in the ch 1 space of the beginning ch 1

Chain 5

Right now as you are doing your ch 5, your piece should look like this.

After you ch 5, turn your piece so that the ch 5 part is opposite from what it is now.

Now, do a slip stitch into the chain space where you originally joined your ch 50 together to make a round.

It should look like this:

If you find that it pulls on the bottom too much when you bring your chain 5 up and join, simply chain one more.

Round 5:  ch 2 and hdc around

Join with a sl st in the ch 2 space of the beginning ch 2

Round 6:  Ch 2 and hdc around

Join with a sl st in the ch 2 space of  the beginning ch 2

Round 7:  ch 1 and sc around

Finish off with a sl st in the ch 1 space of the beginning ch 1 and weave in your ends and you are finished!  :)

That little ch 5 will always be there on the inside but no one can tell when you are wearing it.  I just like the finished look you get when doing the pattern this way and I love that I don’t have to go back and re join my yarn.  Makes for less ends to weave in. ;)

Funny thing is, I made one for my husband for the holiday and now the weather here has been beautiful…windows in the house open…jeans and t~shirt weather.  So he has not gotten much use out of it.  Now that I write this the temp will prob. drop and it will be all my fault lol ;)

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