Faux Knit Ear Warmer - Free Crochet Pattern

Get the free pattern & PDF printable/download for this faux knit ear warmer crochet pattern below! 

Happy 2018! I'm so happy to start this year with lots of new design ideas and big goals! 

To start off, I'm sharing with you a crochet ear warmer pattern that looks knit! I've been crushing on knitted items lately - the look and the texture! I learned how to knit last year and I fell in love with how stretchy and flexible the stitches are.

This crocheted headband gives you the knit look as well as the stretchy feel to keep your ears extra snug and cozy. I made it a bit wider than previous ear warmers I've made so I don't have to fiddle around much when wearing them.

This ear warmer is pretty darn similar to my Aspen Infinity Scarf. It uses the same stitches and has the same texture to match this.. aaaand I used the left over yarn from that scarf so it's basically a perfect match. If you'd like to make a ear warmer/scarf set, you can find the Aspen Infinity Scarf pattern here for free.

I used Lion Brand's Heartland yarn for this and honestly, it's my favorite acrylic yarn. I tend to get very itchy when wearing wool (especially anything that goes on my head) so I'm super pleased with how soft the Heartland yarn is and the color choices are fantastic!

You will be able to make at least two ear warmers with one skein of the Heartland yarn - make yourself one and make another for your favorite pal! Or donate one to charity! 

Also, as a big thank you for such a great and successful start to my blog in 2017, the PDF printable version on Ravelry will be free for everyone to download! Running my crochet blog wouldn't be possible without your likes, comments, shares, pattern purchases, visiting my site, and all around support! Thank you!


Lion Brand Heartland yarn (Grand Canyon)
H/5.00mm hook
Tapestry needle

Pattern Notes

The chainless foundation is necessary for maximum stretchiness.

To make the ear warmer larger/smaller, increase/decrease the beginning number of stitches.

Ear warmer will be made in rounds, add more or make less rows to make the ear warmer thicker or skinnier.

Gauge: 4" x 4" ~ 7 st x 6 rows in front post double crochet

Click here to read how to check your gauge and why it may be important.

Abbreviations (US terms)
Ch = chain, sc = single crochet, dc = double crochet, fpdc = front post double crochet

Round 1: Make 60 chainless foundation sc, join to first sc (use the tail to sew the bottom of the stitches together)
Round 2: Ch 2, dc around, join to first dc
Round 3-11: Ch 2, fpdc around, join to first dc
Round 12: Ch 1, sc around, join to first sc
Fasten off and weave in all ends.

Flip inside out so the horizontal texture is facing outward.