Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Free Crochet Pattern - Child's Ear Warmers

Winter Wonderland Child's Ear Warmers !!!1

Try out this free crochet pattern for child size ear warmers that combines a soft bulky weight yarn for the ear covers with a worsted weight yarn for the headband and edging. These ear warmers utilize an Alice-type 1" hard headband to help them keep their shape and keep their place on your little one's head. I have labelled this pattern "advanced intermediate", it uses only 2 basic stitches (single crochet and double crochet) but is a lttle tricky when it comes to the assembly; however I have included step-by-step slideshow photo demonstrations of the whole pattern, which should make it a little easier when you get to those assembly instructions.



As usual, you can scroll through the post to view the written pattern as well as the slide show demonstration, or just skip to the bottom to find the PDF downloadable/printable pattern instructions for either a copy of the written instructions or a copy of the photo demonstration instructions.

Before we get to the free pattern, check out this pattern available for purchase "Winter Wonderland Hooded Scarf" Adult size.

Winter Wonderland Hooded Scarf Crochet Pattern
Just click the photo to be redirected
to information on how to purchase this pattern.
Okay, let's get started with the Ear Warmers!!!


YARN WEIGHTS
Super Bulky Weight (6) Yarn
Worsted Weight (4) Yarn
SKILL LEVEL
Advanced Intermediate


FINISHED MEASUREMENTS:

The ear covers measure 4 inches in
diameter.
Length from bottom tip of one ear,
measured over the head, to the bottom
tip of next ear = 16 inches.

MATERIALS:

·         Red Heart Light & Lofty 
Super Bulky Weight (size 6) Yarn
o   Small amount 
Color # 9316/Puff
·         Red Heart Soft Touch 
Worsted Weight (size 4) Yarn
o   50 yards 
Color # 4600/White


o   Crochet hook size 
L/11-8.00mm
o   Crochet hook size
G/6-4.25mm


·         Yarn needle 
(for working in ends only)

·         Store bought hard 
Alice type headband - 
1" wide by 14-16" length.

GAUGE: A gauge determination is not required.

STITCHES USED / ABBREVIATIONS:
Hook = hk
Loop(s) = lp(s)
Stitch(es) = st(s)
Yarn over = yo
Skip = sk
Chain = ch
Slip stitch = sl st
Joining = jng
single crochet = sc: insert hook into indicated stitch or space, pull up a loop; yarn over and pull through the 2 loops on the hook.
double crochet = dc: yarn over, insert hook into indicated stitch or space, pulling up a loop; (yarn over, pull through 2 loops on the hook) twice.

PATTERN NOTES:
Join with slip stitch unless otherwise indicated.

Chain-1 at beginning of rows does not count as a stitch.

Chain-3 at beginning of rows counts as a double crochet.

The Ear Circles are worked with the Super Bulky Weight (size 6) yarn and larger hook; the remainder of the pattern is worked with the Worsted Weight (size 4) yarn and smaller hook

PATTERN INSTRUCTIONS:

EAR COVERS
Ear Circles: (Make 4 - 2 per ear.)
Use heavier yarn and larger hook; ch 4.
Rnd 1: Work 9 dc in the 4th ch from hk, join in top of 1st dc (sk ch 3). {10 dc}
Rnd 2: Ch 3, dc in same st as jng, work 2 dc in each of next 9 dc, join in 1st st. {20 dc}
Fasten off.
Weave in ends.
Make 3 more Ear Circles.





Use Worsted Weight Yarn and Smaller Hook for the remainder of the Pattern Instructions.
Ear Circle Joining:
1st Ear Cover:
Hold 2 of the Ear Circles together lining up the dc's on rnd 2, work through the dc's on BOTH Ear Circles at ther same time to join them together.
Join yarn in any dc, ch 1, work 3 sc in the same st as jng;
Work 3 sc in each of next 17 dc around (and through both) the Ear Circles. There will be 2 dc left to work in for the Headband joining rows.
Fasten off and set aside.
2nd Ear Cover:
With the remaining 2 Ear Circles, follow the instructions given for the 1st Ear Cover; DO NOT fasten off




HEADBAND COVER
Top Layer:
Row 1: Without turning, work in the front Ear Circle ONLY (DO NOT work through both circles together), work 4 sc in each of remaining 2 dc on front Ear Circle, turn. {8 sc}
Row 2: Ch 1, working across the sc of row 1, work 1 sc in each of next 8 sc, turn.
Rows 3 - 33: Ch 1, work 1 sc in each of next 8 sc, turn.
Joining Row: Hook will be on the right, ready to work next row. With right side (joining rnd) of 1st Ear Cover facing towards you and the 2 unworked dc facing up, hold the Ear Cover behind the Headband Top Layer; lining up the sc's on Row 33 with the 2 unused dc's. sc through row 33 AND the front Ear Circle only in the following way:
[work a sc through next sc on row 33 AND 1st unused dc on front Ear Circle] 4 times. This means that 1 sc is worked in each of the next 4 sc across row 33 at the same time each of those 4 sc are being worked in ONLY the 1st unused dc on the Ear Circle.
[work a sc through next sc on row 33 AND 2nd unused dc on front Ear Circle] 4 times. This means that 1 sc is worked in each of the next 4 sc across row 33 at  the same time each of those 4 sc are being worked in ONLY the 2nd unused dc on the Ear Circle.

DO NOT fasten off.



Bottom Layer:
Row 1:With wrong side of Ear Cover just worked in facing you, ch 1, work 4 sc in each of next 2 dc on the Ear Circle facing you ONLY, turn.
Rows 2 - 33: Repeat rows 2 - 33 of Top Layer.
Joining Row: Hold the other Ear Cover (the one that Row 1 of the Top Layer was worked in) wrong side facing and 2 unworked dc of the Ear Circle facing up, line up the sc's on row 33 BEHIND the unworked dc and join as follows:
[work a sc through the 1st unworked dc on Ear Circle AND the next sc on row 33] 4 times; then [work a sc through 2nd unworked dc AND next sc on row 33] 4 times.

DO NOT fasten off.



PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER:
With right side facing and the Ear Cover just joined to is to the right of the hook, working across the ends of the rows of the Headband Cover, work through BOTH Top and Bottom layers at the same time to join together:
  • ·         work 1 sc in the end of each of next 33 rows;
  • ·         working in sts on Ear Cover joining round, work 1 sc in each of next 54 sc;
  • ·         insert 1 end of the Alice type head band into the space between the two Ear Circles - in between Headband Cover Top Layer Row 1 and Headband Cover Bottom Layer Joining Row;
  • ·         insert the opposite end of the Alice type headband in the opening between the two Ear Circles - in between Top Layer Joining Row and Bottom Layer Row 1;
  • ·         pull the Bottom Layer under, and the Top Layer over, the Alice style headband so that it is enclosed;
  • ·         with the Alice headband inside, working through BOTH the TOP and Bottom Layers of the Headband Cover, work 1 sc in the end of each of next 33 rows to work it closed;
  • ·         working around remaining Ear Cover, work 1 sc in each of next 54 sc;
  • ·         join to 1sr sc made this rnd.

Fasten off.
Weave in ends.



Your Winter Wonderland Child's Ear Warmers are complete!!! Scroll below the disclaimer to access thee downloadable/printable PDF files with or without photos.



Winter Wonderland Child's Ear Warmers
Pattern Creation Date:
30-September-2015
This pattern is the intellectual property of EveryDayWomanCrochet designs by Sheri K.
Reproduction of the  printed material in this pattern in its entirety or in portions of any form is prohibited.
EveryDayWomanCrochet designs by Sheri K gives the purchaser of this pattern permission to create the items within the pattern for personal or business use, however the pattern itself may not be resold or distributed in any way.
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