Southern Pines Ear Warmer Free Crochet Pattern
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I got such overwhelming feedback from my Southern Pines Beanie, that I just HAD to do more like it. Presenting! the Southern Pines Ear Warmer! This scrumptious headband is super quick and easy, and it MIGHT be replacing its beanie brother as my favorite pattern that I’ve ever made. Its so fast and has so much texture that I can’t help but keep making them, I don’t even need more than one I literally just make them for fun.
I also think the headband would look incredible using a different color for the puff stitch rounds, but I haven’t tried that yet. I’ll be sure to add photos to my Instagram when I do so follow me if you want to see those!
This Ear Warmer is made by alternating two rows of half-double crochet, one row of puff stitches, with 11 rounds total, finishing with a round of single crochet.
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Let’s get started!
- 6mm crochet hook
- Any worsted weight yarn (Lion Brand yarns are awesome!)
- Scissors to cut when you’re done
- Yarn needle to weave in your ends
Stitches Used and Abbreviations
- ch – Chain
- hdc – Half-double crochet
- Puff st – Puff stitch
- sc – Single crochet
- slst – Slip stitch
- st – Stitch
- blo – Back loop only
Round 1: ch 65 for an average adult, or as many needed to wrap around your head. Slst into the first ch making sure the ch has no twists. ch 1, hdc in each ch around, slst into first hdc.
Round 2: ch 1 TURN, hdc in blo of each st all the way around, slst into the first hdc.
Round 3: ch 2, yo and pull up a loop 3 times in the same st, making a puff st, *ch 1, skip one st, puff st in the next st, repeat from * to the end of the round, slst into the top of the first puff st.
Round 4: ch 1 TURN, *hdc in the next ch space, hdc in the top of the next puff st repeat from * to the end of the round, slst into the first hdc.
Round 5: ch 1 TURN, hdc in blo of each st all the way around, slst into the first hdc
Round 6: ch 2, puff st in the same st, *ch 1, skip 1, puff st in the next st Repeat from * to the end of the round, slst into the top of the first puff stitch
Round 7-9: Repeat rounds 4, 5, and 6.
Round 10: ch 1 TURN, *hdc in the next ch space, hdc in the top of the next puff st repeat from * to the end of the round, slst into the first hdc .
Round 11: ch 1 TURN, sc in blo of each st all the way around, slst into the first sc, tie off.
Cut your yarn, weave in your ends, and you’re all done!
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