Easy Cable Crochet Ear Warmer—Alicia Ear warmer

Want to make an easy cable crochet ear warmer? The Alicia Ear warmer uses deceptively simple crocheted cables to get a beautiful textured effect!

alicia ear warmer—free crochet pattern

A free cable crochet ear warmer pattern

If there’s one thing I love about crocheted ear warmers, it is how many different styles and textures you can incorporate! This ear warmer uses a simple cable stitch.

If you are afraid of crochet cables, don’t be. These are just about as easy as cables get. In fact, if you’ve never done cables before but want to try them, this project would be perfect!

alicia ear warmer—free crochet pattern

The Warmest Crochet Ear Warmer?

I have tested out this ear warmer, and let me tell you, it will keep you WARM. It’s not just for looks. I love wearing this now whenever I’m going to be out in the cold. I can’t tell you if it is the warmest pattern out there, but is definitely the warmest I have ever made!

Also, yes, I made this ear warmer in 3 different colors, haha. After I made the first one, I got requests from friends to buy them! So I made some more and took some pictures before I gave them away. 🙂

alicia ear warmer—free crochet pattern

As always, you can get the PDF version of this pattern for just $3.50 on Etsy! Thank you ahead of time to everyone who purchases! 🙂

alicia ear warmer—free crochet pattern

I think my favorite thing about this pattern is how easy it is to adjust. You can easily make it as long or as short as you want by repeating the stitch pattern!

Speaking of which, I designed a KID’S version as well! If you’re interested, check out the Allie Ear Warmer here.

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Easy Cable Crochet Ear Warmer – Alicia Ear Warmer

By Desert Blossom Crafts

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Notes:

  1. Ch 3 at beginning of rows always counts as a stitch
  2. Stitch Pattern is a multiple of 5+3. You can adjust the width of your ear warmer by increasing or decreasing stitches.
  3. The pattern will first be shown with a written pattern only. However, if you are unfamiliar with post stitches, there is a tutorial explaining certain rows at the end of the pattern.

Materials:

  • Less than 1 skein of Mary Maxim Woodlands yarn (or other worsted weight yarn)
  • H/8 (5mm) crochet hook
  • Yarn needle

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alicia ear warmer—free crochet pattern

Abbreviations/Stitches Used:

Chain – ch

Foundation single crochet – fsc

Slip Stitch: sl st

Single crochet – sc

Half double crochet – hdc

Double crochet – dc

Back post double crochet – bpdc

Front post triple crochet – fptr

Repeat – rep

Skip – sk

Stitch(es) – st(s)

RS: right side

Instructions:

Fsc 18 (or a multiple of 5+3 to adjust width).

Row 1: Ch 3 (counts as dc, here and throughout) dc in each fsc across. Turn.

Row 2 (RS): Ch 3, dc in next 2 dc. *Sk next dc, fptr around next dc. Working in front of st just made, fptr over skipped st. (See appendix for tutorial). Dc in next 3 dc. Rep from * across row. Turn.

Row 3: Ch 3, dc in next 2 dc. Bpdc over next 2 fptr. *Sk next dc, 3 dc in next dc. Sk next dc, bpdc over next 2 fptr. Rep from * until 3 dc left. Dc in last 3 dc. Turn.

Row 4: Ch 3, dc in next 2 dc. *Sk next fpdc, fptr in next fpdc. Working in front of st just made, fptr in skipped st. Dc in next 3 dc. Rep from * across row. Turn.

Rep rows 3-4 until ear warmer reaches desired length. Try it around your head and make sure you get a snug fit!

Last row: Ch 1 (does NOT count as st) sc across row. Fasten off.

FINISHING

1. With right sides together, sew ends together using your desired sewing method. I used a slip stitch seam.

2. To make the gathered part:

Take a long piece of yarn and begin by inserting it through the 3 cables as shown below.

Note: my yarn is shown in a contrasting color so you can see it better. However, the color I actually used was the same!

alicia ear warmer—free crochet pattern

Next, take one end of the yarn and stick it back through the opposite side of the cables. Then pull both ends tight.

alicia ear warmer—free crochet pattern
alicia ear warmer—free crochet pattern

Finally, stick the 2 ends through the opposite side of the ear warmer, so that they’re coming out the back. Pull tight once again and knot.

alicia ear warmer—free crochet pattern
alicia ear warmer—free crochet pattern

I hope you have enjoyed this pattern. If you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to contact me. I would love to help!

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—Rachel 

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