During the winter months it can be downright frigid outside, and ears are the first to get cold. One way to ward off the chill is with a super thick, and dense, ear warmer. Let’s crochet one today using this free, double thick Tunisian crochet ear warmer pattern.
Tunisian Twist Ear Warmer
I try to go on a walk every morning, usually at least 3 miles. My ears are super sensitive to cold weather, especially the wind, and because of this I have worked up this NEW pattern for a double thick ear warmer. It’s a must-make pattern if you’re an outdoor person as well!
For this twisted ear warmer we are using a size 5 bulky weight yarn. I used some Red heart Hygge from my stash, but any size 5 or size 6 yarn with texture will work.
Red Heart Hygge Yarn (or any bulky/size 5 textured yarn)
-approx. 110 yards, pulling from each end of the skein
TKS = Tunisian Knit Stitch
We are using Tunisian crochet in the round. There is a video tutorial below!
Do not join or turn throughout the entire pattern, rather work in a continuous spiral.
This video tutorial is exactly what you’ll do to make this double thick ear warmer. Simply start with the twenty (20) chains as stated in the pattern below and stop when the height is reached.
Round 1: Ch-20, being careful not to twist the chain, form a circle by starting in 1st chain. TSS in each st around. (20)
Rounds 2 – 60: TKS in each st around. (20)
*should be approx. 18″ – 19″ tall
Round 61: Pull backward pass yarn through to only one loop remaining. Turn, sl st in each st around.
Fasten off leaving a ~20″ tail for creating twisted portion. Weave in all yarn tails except for the longer tail for sewing.
Lay the tube of crochet flat. If there are any imperfections in your stitching be sure to lay them facing down as the side you can see now will be the outside/visible portion of the ear warmer.
Fold and pinch the two ends as below.
Nestle one folded end inside the other like so:
Thread the yarn needle and prepare to sew.
Making sure to catch every stitch as you go, sew across the entire quadruple thick portion of the ear warmer securely. When you get across, flip the ear warmer inside out to make sure you’ve sewn each stitch securely.
If you missed a few, sew them in now. Flip back inside out and weave in all ends. You are finished!
Isn’t this so cute and fun? If you are a beginner, this free pattern is also a great way to beef up your crochet skills, specifically in Tunisian crochet and especially in crochet in the round. I love adding new skills to my repertoire!
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