Harvest Twist Ear Warmer

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The Harvest Twist Ear Warmer is a free crochet pattern on my blog. This modern and chic ear warmer is perfect for Fall. As the weather starts to get cool, a crocheted ear warmer is the ideal accessory. It looks great styled with a top knot bun or equally stunning worn with your hair down. The pattern is crocheted in Herringbone Single Crochet, so the fabric comes out thick and bulky. Video tutorial on YouTube included.

The Harvest Twist Ear Warmer is an Easy level pattern, and it’s quick to crochet. The crochet stitch works up beautifully and has a knit look effect. If you’ve never crocheted this stitch before, I encourage you to try it out. I’ve worked through it slowly in my YouTube tutorial. I found this stitch tricky to learn, so I hope I’ve made it easy for you to understand.

The Yarn

The yarn used to crochet the Harvest Twist Ear Warmer pattern is a new acrylic yarn from Furls crochet called Wander. It’s a 100% Acrylic yarn that is very soft with a beautiful sheen. It comes in 24 gorgeous shades. All you need is one skein to make an Ear warmer. If you’re interested in trying it out use my coupon code MJS15 for 15% off.

Harvest Twist Ear Warmer

The Hook

I love crocheting with my Streamline Hooks from Furls. I find them light and easy to work with. The only thing I’d caution you about is they are breakable. I discovered this the hard way. I treat them like babies now and make sure not to drop any onto my hardwood floor. They are so nice to work with that I’m willing to risk it. I used the Cafe hook for this project and it’s definitely giving the cozy caffeine vibes I need this time of year.

Harvest Twist Ear Warmer

Keep scrolling for the Free crochet pattern. I also have the Ad-Free PDF you can purchase on RAVELRY OR ETSY. Or purchase the Digital and interactive pattern on RIBBLR.

Yarn Requirments

Wander Yarn from Furls Crochet – use code MJS15 for 15% off

Worsted weight yarn #4 (100% Acrylic, 120 yds/100g)

1 skein needed

60 (90, 108) yards

Materials

US I/9 (5.5mm) Crochet Hook or size needed to obtain gauge – use code MJS15 for 15% off

Scissors

Tapestry Needle

Faux Leather Tag

Harvest Twist Ear Warmer

Sizing

Head size:

18.5 (20.5, 22)”

Gauge

8 sts and 6.25 rows equal to 2″ with 5.5mm crochet hook in hbsc

Abbreviations

ch – Chain, hbsc – Herringbone Single Crochet, rep – Repeat, RS- Right Side, sc – Single Crochet, sp – Space, st(s) – Stitch(es), WS – Wrong Side

Video

A full video tutorial for the Ear Warmer is available here.

Construction

The Harvest Twist Ear warmer is worked in rows from the bottom up. The row is made long enough so that it stretches around the head. Rows are worked to the desired width. The headband is then seamed together to make the twist.

Sizing Chart

Harvest Twist Ear Warmer

Special Stitches

Hbsc – Herringbone Single Crochet:

Insert hook through the vertical bar of the previous single crochet stitch, insert hook into the next stitch and pull up a loop, YO (yarn over) and pull through all three loops on the hook.

Reverse sc:

Bring the working yarn towards the front of your work, insert the crochet hook into the first stitch from the back to the front (working in reverse), YO, pull up a loop, YO and pull through both loops on the hook.

Reverse Hbsc:

Bring the working yarn towards the front of your work, insert hook through the last vertical bar on the WS of work from right to left, insert the hook into the next stitch from back to front (working in reverse), YO, pull up a loop, YO and pull through all three loops on the hook.

Pattern – Harvest Twist Ear Warmer

Ear Warmer:

Notes: Easily adjust stitch count for in-between head sizes. I recommend increments of 3 sts for 1″. For example if your toddler has a 19.5″ head, chain 70 rather than 67. If you have a 23″ head size chain 82 rather than 79.

Toddler – 18.5″ Head Size

Row 1 (RS):

Ch 67, 1 sc in the back leg of the 2nd ch from hook, 1 hbsc in each ch across, turn—66 sts.

Row 2 (WS):

Ch 1 (not incl. as a st here and throughout), 1 reverse sc in first st, 1 reverse hbsc in each st across, turn—66 sts.

Row 3:

Ch 1, 1 sc in the first st, 1 hbsc in each st across, turn—66 sts.

Rows 4 – 13:

Rep row 2 & 3. After the last row fasten off leaving a tail for seaming.

Harvest Twist Ear Warmer

Child – 20.5″ Head Size

Row 1 (RS):

Ch 73, 1 sc in the back leg of the 2nd ch from hook, 1 hbsc in each ch across, turn—72 sts.

Row 2 (WS):

Ch 1 (not incl. as a st here and throughout), 1 reverse sc in first st, 1 reverse hbsc in each st across, turn—72 sts.

Row 3:

Ch 1, 1 sc in the first st, 1 hbsc in each st across, turn—72 sts.

Rows 4 – 17:

Rep row 2 & 3. After the last row fasten off leaving a tail for seaming.

Harvest Twist Ear Warmer

Adult – 22″ Head Size

Row 1 (RS):

Ch 79, 1 sc in the back leg of the 2nd ch from hook, 1 hbsc in each ch across, turn—78 sts.

Row 2 (WS):

Ch 1 (not incl. as a st here and throughout), 1 reverse sc in first st, 1 reverse hbsc in each st across, turn—78 sts.

Row 3:

Ch 1, 1 sc in the first st, 1 hbsc in each st across, turn—78 sts.

Rows 4 – 19:

Rep row 2 & 3. After the last row fasten off leaving a tail for seaming.

Harvest Twist Ear Warmer

Finishing:

With RS facing, fold each end of the band towards each other, fold each end in half.

The left side upper piece of fold goes between the centre fold of the right side. The right side lower piece of fold goes between the centre fold of the left.

With a tapestry needle seam all 4 pieces together. Weave in ends and trim.

Flip the band with RS out to see the twist.

See video instructions HERE.

Harvest Twist Ear Warmer

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