The I’ll Pine for You Cowl has been a hit and I’ve had several requests for an ear warmer to match. Ladies and gentlemen, today I present to you, the I’ll Pine Ear Warmer; a free crochet pattern.
I’ll Pine Ear Warmer
For this pattern we are following the same concept as the I’ll Pine Cowl. This pattern is a one-size-fits-most and works up super quickly! For this pattern you will only need about 80 yards total; 65 yards of Color A and about 15 yards of Color B.
Red Heart Heat Wave Yarn (or any other worsted weight/Aran yarn)
-Color A (approx. 65 yards)
-Color B (approx. 15 yards)
Crochet hook in size H/5mm
Red Heart’s NEW Heat Wave yarn is a medium, worsted weight yarn that gets physically warmer (up to 12° warmer) when exposed to UV rays – even if its cloudy outside! Perfect for spending extended periods of time outdoors.
Gauge: 14 sts in 4”
Row 1: Ch-19, dc in 3rd ch from hook and in each ch to end. (17)
Row 2: Ch-1, turn, sl st in each st to end. (17)
Row 3: Ch-2, turn, dc in first stitch, * fptc around the next dc two rows below, dc in next st * repeat between * * to end. (17)
Row 4: Ch-1, turn, sl st in each st to end. (17)
Row 5: Ch-2, turn, dc in first 2 sts, * fptc around the next dc two rows below, dc in next st * repeat between * * six more times. Dc in last st. (17) Measure width. Should have ~14 sts in 4”.
Finished Dimensions: ~ 20” total circumference and ~ 3.75” tall
Use Color A for the double crochet/post stitch rows and Color B for the slip stitch rows. Carry the opposite yarn at each row’s join.
The chain at the beginning of each row does not count as a stitch.
Stay loose on the slip stitch rows.
Fptc = Front post treble crochet
When working the dc/fptc rows go into the TOP of the dc/fptc from two rows down. (So the sl st row remains untouched – see photo in pattern for clarification)
The dc/fptc rows are “right side” and the sl st rows are “wrong side”.
The join/seam looks nicer if you pull the non-working yarn to the back at each join, like this:
Using Color A…
Round 1: Fdc-68, join to first dc without twisting. (or Ch-68, join with sl st to first ch without twisting chain, ch-2, dc in each ch around. Using Color B, join to top of first dc with sl st. (68)
Round 2: Ch-1, turn, loosely sl st in each st around. Using Color A, join to top of first sl st with sl st. (68)
Round 3: Ch-2, turn,* dc in next, fptc around dc two rows down * repeat between * * around. Using Color B, join to top of first dc with sl st. (68)
Proper stitch placement on odd numbered rows:
Round 4: repeat row 2 (68)
Continue alternating colors each row for duration of pattern…
Round 5: Ch-2, turn, * fptc around dc from two rows down, dc in next * repeat between * * around. Join to top of first fptc with sl st. (68)
Rounds 6 – 9: repeat rows 2 – 5 one more time (68)
Round 10: repeat row 2 (68)
Round 11: repeat row 3 (68)
Row 12: (stay on Color A this time) repeat row 2 (68)
Fasten off and weave in all ends. If your join looks a bit wonky, I find that by leaving the yarn tail a bit longer, you are able to cinch up the post stitches (Color A) and it helps to hide the seam.
This matches the I’ll Pine for You Cowl, which would make an excellent set! I hope you love them both.