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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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90 comments:

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

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

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

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  4. 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

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  5. I like this! Thanks for another great pattern!

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  6. 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

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

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  8. Very cute! I love these head warmers!

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

    Nancyo

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

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  11. 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!

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

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  13. 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

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

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

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

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  17. 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!)

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  18. 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.

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

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

    Carolyn Geoffrey

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

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  22. 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.

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

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

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

    Thanks so much!
    Michelle

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  26. 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!

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

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  29. That headband looks great, I love the orange too!

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  30. 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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  32. 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.

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

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

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  35. 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.

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  36. 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.

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  37. 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!

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  38. 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.

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  39. 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!

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  40. 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.

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  41. 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.

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  42. Great tutorial!!!!!!!!

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

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  44. 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.

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  45. 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

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  46. 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

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

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  48. 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!

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  49. 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.

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  50. @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.

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

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  52. 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.

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  53. 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.

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  54. 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?

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  55. 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!

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  56. 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!

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  57. 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.

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  58. 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.

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  59. 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

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  60. 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.

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  61. 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

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  62. 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!!

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

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

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

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  66. 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 :)

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

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

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  69. 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.

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

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  71. 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!!!!!

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

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  73. 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.

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  74. Finally and easy to follow pattern! Thank you!!

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

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  76. 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!

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  77. 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! :)

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

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

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

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  81. 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.

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  82. Hi Yoli,

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

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

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  84. 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!

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  85. How long is this supposed to be when finished? I think mine is too big.

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  86. Hi Carolyn, My headwarmer comes out to be about 21.5 inches long. You should be able to button it in between any stitch so it fits.

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  87. This is a great headwarmer, I can not thank you enough! Have a great Christmas!

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  88. If I wanted this to be for a toddler do you have a pattern for that?

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