Wow! The Hand Warmer Beanie pattern has been such a hit! I’m so glad you love it! I have been asked to create an ear warmer pattern as well, so here we are. We have a Hand Warmer Ear Warmer crochet pattern! Ha!
Hand Warmer Ear Warmer
I decided to jazz this ear warmer up a bit by using the Mini Bean stitch. We will crochet a circle, then we will add pockets on either side for inserting your hand warmers, positioned just over the ears. This is such a fun, quick project, and a great way to learn the Mini Bean stitch, too!
Red Heart with Love in Mallard pictured
-approx. 83 yards
Crochet hook in size H/5mm
Approx. 3″ wide and approx. 21.5″ around. (See head size chart here) If making for a smaller head, decrease the starting chain by multiples of two.
7 Mbs in 4″
It is important to check gauge with this pattern. If yours is much larger than mine, the ear warmer may be too large. Better to go a tad smaller than larger, imo.
Pattern written using US terms.
The hand warmers are rectangles approximately 3.75″ wide and 2.25” tall.
Obligatory disclaimer: Before placing hand warmers in the finished ear warmer, make sure to read the instructions on the package. I can not find anything that hints at this idea being unsafe, but as with anything else, read the directions and follow their instructions and guidelines for correct use. If the product gets too warm, remove from warmer.
Ear Warmer Pattern:
Watch the video tutorial for the Mini Bean stitch if needed. If making for a smaller head, decrease the starting chain by multiples of two.
Row 1: Ch-74. Join without twisting chain.
Row 2: Ch-1, Mb in same ch as join. * sk next ch, Mb in next st * repeat between * * to end. Join to top of first Mb with sl st. (37 Mbs)
Rows 3 – 10: Ch-1, turn, Mb in side of each Mb to end. Join to top of first Mb with sl st. (37 Mbs)
Row 11: Ch-1, turn, sc in each side of each Mb to end. (74)
Row 1: Ch-17. Dc in 3rd ch from hook and in each to end. (15)
Rows 2 – 5: Ch-2, turn, dc in each st to end. (15)
Fasten off leaving long tail for sewing.
Place rectangles 11 Mbs apart on both sides, each pocket spanning about 7 – 8 Mini Beans.
Turn headband inside out. Using the tails left from the dc rectangle, sew to inside of ear warmer. Weave in all ends.
That’s it! This is a super quick project that is so much fun! To use you’ll just activate the hand warmers and insert them into the pockets.
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The Cameron Beanie: Child Size Beanie Crochet Pattern