Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Easy Head Warmer Pattern

My husband's aunt was telling me about these head warmers that she has been seeing people wear up north. She tried to explain it to me, saying that it was wide on top, tapered toward the back, and closed with a button. Then she looked online and found a picture. So after seeing the pic, I decided to try to make one. It didn't look that hard. So this is what I came up with.


Materials:
  • Worsted Weight Yarn
  •  Size I Crochet Hook
  •  A button that will fit in between your double crochet stitches
  • Thread and needle
Abbreviations:
ch = chain
st = stitch
dc = double crochet
ea = each

Note:  First ch 2 counts as dc. 
   
Instructions:

Row 1: ch 6, dc in first 3 chs made, making 4 dc total

Row 2: ch 2, turn. dc in 2nd st from hook and each stitch across, including very last st (5 dc)

Row 3-13: repeat row 2. This will make an increase per row and you will end up with 16 dc total in last row
Row 14: ch 2, turn. dc in each stitch across, but NOT the very last stitch to maintain 16 dc
Row 15-31: repeat row 14 (16 dc)
Row 32: ch 2, turn. skip first st, dc in ea st across (15 dc)

Row 33-42: repeat row 32 to continue with a decrease per row until you end up with 4 dc in last row
Fasten off, weave in ends.

It should look like this:

Add your button to one side.
Now you have an adjustable head warmer! You can adorn the top with a crochet flower(s) or whatever you like. I found a leaf pattern that I will try, for a fall look. 

*Update: For Video Tutorial, CLICK HERE!*

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86 comments:

lovestitch said...

Cute! You have a good tutorial and it's very easy to follow. Thanks for sharing!

Lilacanglia said...

wow this is fabulous,
and thanks for the tutorial,
nice and easy to understand
Hugs
Angie

daperfectmix said...

Thanks so much!!

cheryl@scrapaddict4sure said...

This came out really nice Please stop by and link up this project on my blog I think my followers would like this.

Mopo said...

Hi! Thank you for visiting my blog. Your hats are very very nice :) And thank you for sharing the patterns. Take care of you!Mopo

cheryl@scrapaddict4sure said...

Thanks for linking up with me!

Mindy said...

I like this! Thanks for another great pattern!

Beth said...

This is awesome! I have a similar pattern (for knit) bookmarked for myself.

Let me invite you over to my blog for a party dedicated to knitting and crochet; Fibers on Friday. I'd love if you linked this up!

http://plumslife.blogspot.com

Beth said...

Thanks for posting to Fibers on Friday! Have a great weekend!

Donene said...

Very cute! I love these head warmers!

Nancy said...

Crocheting my first easy head warmer and watching the Packers! Love the pattern, and was EASY to follow! Thanks!

Nancyo

Anonymous said...

cute! I need to make several of these for gifts this Christmas!

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness; you are SO clever! This is EXACTLY what I've been looking for to make for my "twenty-something" oh-so-trendy daughters. You husband's aunt is correct; in the north these are the very latest winter accessory, and hip boutiques charge a small fortune for these head wraps. Now I can make them for Christmas, and won't "break the bank"! Thanks for sharing!

daperfectmix said...

I'm so glad you like it! Thanks for visiting and come back soon.

Charla said...

Great job, here in KY we don't get that much cold weather but when we do, we need something like this, I'll be making this soon! You did a fantastic job

Marsha said...

Love this! How long did yours come out to be?

adwoa9 said...

Excellent tutorial. Exceptional pictures; what an idea to include word graphics on the picture.

daperfectmix said...

Marsha, mine came out to be between 21 and 22 inches. Thanks to everyone for the great comments! Thanks for visiting my blog.

futuregirl said...

Excellent tutorial! It would also be cute with the button in the front, especially if it was a big bright button. (p.s. Thanks for all the amazing comments on my blog! You're the best!)

American Dream Girl said...

I do live way up north and this will come in handy in these brutal NH winters. This is a great pattern and the photo tutorial is excellent. I just hope this looks as good on my stepdaughter and it does on your model.

Anonymous said...

Cute...I just printed out. Tx for sharing!

suzyjune said...

I love your head warmer!! Thank you so much for sharing the pattern with us. You are the greatest!

Carolyn Geoffrey

Hi, I'm Lindy... said...

Thanks for this pattern! Love your blog and your stuff!
Lindy @
lindyscrochetedcreations.blogspot.com

Life Made Creations said...

Perfect! This is just what I was looking for. Thanks so much for generously sharing your pattern and how to. Hoping to make some of these for Christmas gifts.

Anonymous said...

Hi! I LOVE THIS PATTERN, it will make some awesome Christmas gifts! Your little model is a doll, too! :) Hugz, Gina, in Oregon

Allison M. said...

Thanks for sharing your pattern and easy to follow instructions! As a beginner this is great. Thanks!!

Life Made Creations said...

Linking my take on your fab pattern:
http://lifemadecreations.blogspot.com/2010/11/crochet-ear-warmer.html

Thanks so much!
Michelle

The Daily Crocheter said...

This pattern was selected as today's Free Crochet Pattern of the Day on Nov 10th over at The Daily Crocheter. It's also posted in our Free Crochet Patterns listings under Hats. Love the button detail. Happy Crocheting!

Lynda said...

Very nice! My daughter and granddaughters would love this! Nice that it's adjustable! Thanks so much!

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Naturally Carol said...

That headband looks great, I love the orange too!

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for posting this free pattern for the ear warmer. I was at the doc's this a.m. and the receptionist had something similar she'd bought at a craft sale for $15 - and it was Made in China - although it did say 'handmade'. It had a glorious large flower on the temple side as well. She asked if I tought I could make it, because she desperately wants one in every color. lol Your pattern is perfect!

Now I have to do is find a pattern for a larger flower and I'm all set. The one I'm doing is a prototype to show her - she will be buying her own yarn - but I'm psyched about making these for my 2daughters and granddaughter, all of whom have long hair. It looks so darned cute on.

Thanks again and have a wonderful Christmas.

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Anonymous said...

You are daBomb! I have now made 3 of your patterns - the cloche hat, the beanie and this great earwarmer. I have paid for patterns that don't work up as easily or look as good as yours do when finished. You are a great designer and many, many thanks for the wonderful patterns.

daperfectmix said...

LOL! That's awesome, I'm daBomb!! Thank you so much for commenting! I really appreciate the love and props!

Michigan Loony Loomer said...

I am looking forward to making this headband and your floppy hat. Thank you so much for sharing your patterns! God bless. Emmy

Anonymous said...

I was given a large bag of assorted yarns and was wondering what to do with it. Browsing the net is wonderful. I just fininshed this design in pink for one of my granddaughters. I know that she will like it.
Thank you for the free pattern.

Anonymous said...

Hi, Just wanted to Thank you so much for this pattern, its great. Have 4 granddaughters and they now have an assortment of headbands they love. Thanks again for sharing.

Kelli @ WhimsiKel said...

Thank you so much for this pattern! I really appreciate that you put up pictures for the steps - I haven't been able to make much sense of crochet patterns, so they're kind of daunting. But with your pictures to help, I'm going to tackle this!

Jack and Bernice said...

Thank you, thank you for this pattern. Just made it and I LOVE it!! All the cute patterns I've seen for these have been knit...until I found yours!! Thank you soooo much for posting a crochet tutorial for this headband.

Anonymous said...

This has been the first pattern I've followed where what I've made has come out EXACTLY the way it should have. It's the perfect size and everything about it worked out great. And it feels so comfortable to wear too! Thank you!

Malaura Kazlynn said...

Thank you so much for sharing this pattern with us. I just made it while I watched the SuperBowl. I love it. The Pictures and instructions where so helpful. Thank you again.

Malaura Kazlynn said...

I just wanted to let you know that I posted a picture of my finished project and a link to your site.
Thank you again.

Anonymous said...

Great tutorial!!!!!!!!

welcome~ said...

Loved this pattern! Made my own and credited your pattern. Check it out! http://anecrochet.blogspot.com
Thanks again!

Jana Bichara said...

I love this pattern!! Thank you so much. I've made one for my mom & am making them for 2 more friends. I may even use less rows & make one for my 21 mo old daughter as she has been trying to wear mine but it keeps falling down. Again, thank you so much.

Toni said...

Love this pattern and can't wait to try it out after seeing these at Meijer yesterday for $12.50. Thank you for the generous, well-written tutorial and pics. These are going to be trendy here this winter and now we can join the fun. Your dd, btw, is precious.
Blessings,
Toni

daperfectmix said...

Thanks for all the great comments! I'm so happy you like my pattern. If you send me pics of your hear warmers, I will be happy to feature them on my blog! send pics to daperfectmix@gmail.com

daperfectmix said...

oh i meant *head warmers*.. i must have been thinking ear and head at the same time!

shell34 said...

I have been looking for a head warmer pattern for over a week now that I could follow. Your pattern was very easy to follow. Thanks for posting!! I just worked one up for my neice who wanted one. I double stranded my yarn using a J hook and it made for a thicker and much warmer headband. I will send a pic your way!

Anonymous said...

OMG!! I love these. My daughter had me make one for all her friends. So far I have made 6. Now can you please provide an easy pattern for a ruffely flower? That would complete mine.

daperfectmix said...

@shell34: I can't wait to see pics! I'll feature your pics on the blog.

@anonymous: I'll have to work on a ruffly flower pattern for you.

Thanks for all the comments! I'm glad you all like the pattern. I need to come up with some new ones.

Anonymous said...

Luv this pattern! So easy to follow! Thanks for posting!

Anonymous said...

Can somebody explain the first step to me...I am confused on how you are chaining six but only doing 3 dc and you end up with 4? Please help...I want to make this for Christmas gifts.

daperfectmix said...

the last three chains count as the first dc, then when you make 3 dc in the first three chains you come out with a total of 4 dc. i hope this helps. let me know if you have any other questions.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for posting your easy to follow head warmer pattern! I am so happy I found one that wasn't a knitting pattern. I added a border around the edge to finish it off and it looks really nice. I made one for myself and one for a friend that turned out great. She was so thrilled she wants to pay me to make her another for her daughter and her niece for Christmas. Do you have a policy on people using your free pattern as a basis to create something of their own to sell?

daperfectmix said...

I don't have any problem with anyone selling items made from my patterns. I only have one request, and that is if anyone asks for the pattern or where you got it, that you direct them to my site. Thanks for visiting and for the comments!

Diane said...

Thanks for an EASY pattern! As a beginner I have been intimidated by so many patterns. I really wanted to make a head warmer and this one is great! Thanks so much!

Anonymous said...

love this pattern....have had no problem until it is time to decrease...and looked really messy so i must be doing something wrong PLEASE help me.

email mandeeprihard80@yahoo.com

thanks.

daperfectmix said...

To Anonymous who needs help, I tried to email you at the address you provided, but it didn't work. you can email me at daperfectmix@gmail.com and I will be happy to help.

tempraven said...

i am trying to do the flwoer, and your instructions aren't clear to me, after you have done the 3 triples in the first ch, and the 3 doubles in the same chain, where do you go to do the ch 1, 1 tri, ch 1, (forms the point, work 3 double work 3 triples chain 3, the last half of the instructions aren't clear........ i really need this pattern. ha ha

daperfectmix said...

Hello Tempraven,
Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. Unfortunately I don't have a flower pattern at this time. The pattern is for the headwarmer only.

Anonymous said...

What are the size dImensions for the finished product? I'm thinking about making one for a 5 year old and m wondering if I should decrease the # across. Thanks

Anonymous said...

I haven't crocheted in years... but am getting excited to pick up the hobby again, after seeing all these lovely ear warmers. This pattern looks simple... I appreciate the tutorial! It was nice to find a "free" pattern. Thanks!!

Kaolin said...

Thanks for the tutorial. Looks easy and I like that it is adjustable.

Anonymous said...

thanks for the pattern. i just finished mine...i love it...
more power to you.

Anonymous said...

This is by far the best head warmer pattern I have seen. Gorgeous!!! Thank you for making this and sharing the pattern.

Rachael Haney said...

I've been searching everywhere for a good base pattern for this headband, Thank you! I might mix it up by finding a way to do some cable stitches. It's also very trendy to wear it with your hair up and with the button on top of your head instead of at the bottom :)

Anonymous said...

Wow I looooove this pattern! So making this for my next soccer game! I love it! Thanks for sharing!

alexis said...

would you care if i posted this finished product on my new website to sell? i just love the headbands!

daperfectmix said...

Hi Alexis, I don't mind if you sell any items made from my patterns. If you sell online, I would appreciate if you please link to my pattern. Thanks for asking.

Alexis Hamm said...

oh thank you so much! and of coarse i will post the link!

honor500 said...

I absolutely love your headwarmer pattern! It is the most easiest pattern, that I have crocheted concerning a headwarmer. I made several for my grands and nieces. Some were made in sparkly yarn, and others, I added sequins for that holiday touch. I want to thank you so much for sharing!!! Have a great holiday and the Lord bless you!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I made it! I love this pattern and the tutorial helped me so much. Thank you Kay

Anonymous said...

Haven't crocheted in 40 years and completed this in 2 hours. Thanks for such an easy pattern to help my comfort level and get going agiain.

~Larry and Julie~ said...

Finally and easy to follow pattern! Thank you!!

Anonymous said...

Hi I loved the pattern
Thank you
Can I have the permission to sell what I make .

daperfectmix said...

Thank you! I don't have any problems with anyone selling items from my patterns, but I do ask that if you sell online to link back to my blog. Thanks for asking, and I'm glad you like the pattern!

Stormie said...

Awesome! I love this simple pattern that I can make to look different, just by adding different embellishments! My daughters and grandkids will be getting these for Christmas! :)

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing this pattern , I just made one for me :)

Anonymous said...

Do you know what size of crochet hook you are using in mm? Is it 5.50mm?

daperfectmix said...

Yes, I use a size I (5.5mm) crochet hook.

Yoli Rodriguez-Solano said...

Just made your earwarmer/headband - quick & easy pattern - thanks so much! I made it in black acrylic and will be adorning with a red flower. Also, I have a crochet blog, and I would like to post a link to your pattern.

daperfectmix said...

Hi Yoli,

I'm glad you like the pattern. Thanks for the link-back I appreciate it. I will check out your blog too!

Sam said...

Great Pattern!!!!! Very easy to follow :)

Julie Villavicencio said...

I found this head warmer pattern when I was looking to make one for my two daughters. I just got one finished under an hour! Thanks so much for the easy instructions! I think I may make one for each of my girls on my cheerleading squad for V-day this weekend :) It's that awesome of a gift!