Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Ear Warmer Headband With a Twist


I don't know how spring is where you live but here it is WINDY!!!!! Finally we have sunshine and you step outside only to think that you misread the calendar because that wind slices right through you! It's AWFUL some days. If you don't stay warm and guard your ears you could have an ear infection in seconds! {Or it feels that way!} My kids are usually sick of hats by spring and just want to go outside and play without all the bulk so I designed the Ear Warmer Headband With a Twist for just these kinds of days. 

The Ear Warmer Headband With a Twist is written for toddler, child and adult. It is a moebius headband which means that is has a twist in it and you will work around both sides of the headband before joining. In this headband you really can wear it with the twist wherever you want but I have my kids wear it with the twist in the back to make is slimmer and stay in place. 


It's a really fun and easy technique once you understand what you are doing and I have included pictures in the pattern to help you. Are you ready? Here we go!


Ear Warmer Headband With a Twist

Materials
H / 5 mm crochet hook (Or hook necessary to obtain gauge)
Worsted Weight Yarn (I used Lion Brand Heartland)
Yarn needle

Abbreviations
Ch - chain
Sc – single crochet
Hdc – half double crochet
Dc – double crochet
Sl st – slip stitch

Gauge
4 dc = 2 inches

Special Stitches
Shell – 5 dc in one st

Notes
1.       Pattern is written with instructions for toddler first with child and adult in parenthesis like this: toddler (child, adult).
2.      If only one number is mentioned it applies to all sizes.
3.      Change colors at the beginning of each new round if you wish.
4.      My testers found it helpful to do the base chain with a hook one size larger, join into a loop and switch back to whichever hook helps you obtain gauge.

Instructions
Ch 61 (69, 77) join into a loop, be careful not to twist the chain.

Round 1: Ch 1, sc in same chain and in each chain around, pause here make sure that you have 61 (69, 77) sc, at this point you are going to put the twist in your earwarmer, DO NOT JOIN, turn the first sc upside down and sc in the leftover loops of your base chain all the way around, join with sl st to very first sc created. 122 (138, 154) sc.

{Use the following pictures to help you with the twist part.}





Round 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in next st and next 2 (3, 4) sts, hdc in next 3 st, 3 dc in next st, skip 2 st, sc next st, skip 2 st, *shell in next st, skip 2 st, sc next st, skip 2 st,* repeat *to* 6 (7, 8) more times, 3 dc next st, hdc next 3 st, sc next 6 (8, 10) st, hdc next 3 st, 3 dc next st, skip 2 st, sc next st, skip 2 st, repeat *to* 6 (7, 8) more times, 3 dc next st, hdc next 3 st, sc next 3 (4, 5) st, join with a sl st to the top of the first sc. 14 (16, 18) shells.

Round 3: Ch 1, turn, sc in next st and next 2 (3, 4) sts, hdc in next 3 st, sc next st,*skip 2, shell in next st, skip 2 st, sc next st,* repeat *to* 7 (8, 9) more times, hdc next 3 st, sc next 6 (8, 10) st, hdc next 3 st, sc next st, repeat *to* 7 (8, 9) more times, hdc next 3 st, sc in next 3 (4, 5) st, join with sl st to top of first sc. 16 (18, 20) shells.

Change colors as often as you like and repeat rows 2 and 3 as many times as is stated for your size:

Toddler: Repeat Round 2 once more.

Child: Repeat Round 2 and 3.

Adult: Repeat Round 2, 3 and 2 again.

Break yarn and weave in all ends.

When wearing place the twist in the back so that the back is just a little slimmer and fits comfortably.

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I hope you enjoy your Ear Warmer Headband With a Twist. Here is another view and color suggestion from one of my testers.


Be Happy!

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8 comments:

  1. Can't wait to make this. We are in the middle of moving but my yarn will be the first thing I unpack asking with this pattern. :) saving in my favorites! Can't wait.

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  2. Thanks so much for sharing the patterns & the wonderfully instructional photos. May I know what font you're using in the photos? It's just as cute as the headband. :D

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    1. Hahaha, thanks! I believe it is Lobster Two. :)

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  3. I am confused! My Round 1 matches up perfectly there is a twist, but nothing like your picture!

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  4. Slight problem with Round 3, where it says repeat *to* 7 (8, 9) more times it should read 8 (9, 10) more times or you need to add the shell instructions in again. I ended up one shell short by the current instructions

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  5. I cannot figure out step 1 and 2. Do I join my chain? And on step two it reads as if I need to single 2xs around. Wouldn't that be steps 1, 2 and 3?

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