The Gatsby Ear Warmer
This fun textured ear warmer can easily be customized to fit anyone, instructions included. Easily made, the Gatsby Ear Warmer is worked with a unique combination of stitches worked in two directions. Cinch at the center for that Great Gatsby era look. Not only does this design work up quickly but you can make two from each skein of Colorscape. You can also substitute any yarn and hook to change up the look of the finished design.
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G/4.0mm hook- I used my favorite Furls Odyssey- Blue and Nickel
Customizable circumference x 4.25″ tall
6 sts and 5 rows in hdc = 2″
Since this pattern is written in measurements, the gauge is not super important and you can easily substitute a different yarn or hook.
ch(s) – chain(s), sc – single crochet, dc – double crochet, hdc – half double crochet, st(s) – stitch(es), RS – right side,
Pattern is written in US terms.
- Ch 1 is not considered a stitch.
- Pattern is written in measurements as opposed to row counts, this allows for the pattern to be easily modified to fit any size.
- Stitch counts are shown in <brackets> on rounds were a change takes place.
Notes on Construction
The band of the ear warmer (textured section) is made first and then seamed closed. The rest of the ear warmer is worked along the long edge of the seamed band. The final product is then cinched closed at the seam, making the finished product appear seamless.
Ch 8- If you are making this for a baby, I would recommend chaining 6 instead. You can also make this band wider by adding chs in increments of 2. As written/shown is 2.5″ in width.
Row 1 (RS): [sc and dc] in the first ch from the hook (first cluster made), *skip one ch, [sc and dc] in next ch (next cluster made), repeat from * to end, turn work. <4 clusters>
Row 2: Ch 1, skip first st (dc), [sc and dc] in next st (first cluster made), *skip next st, [sc and dc] next st (next cluster made), repeat from * to end, turn work. <4 clusters>
Repeat Row 2 until desired length. This should be 2″ less than the diameter of your head; For example, my head is 21.5″, so I made my band 19.5″. A comprehensive list of head sizes can be found HERE.
fold the back of the ear warmer to match the row you just completed and sl sl together to seam.
Row 1: Ch 2 and turn so that you are working into the RS of the finished band. Hdc evenly along the top of the band, sl st into the top of the first hdc (skipping over beg ch-2) to join, turn work. <St count is not specific here, just be sure the fabric of the band is neither bunched up or stretched out. I place one st for every row end.>
Rows 2 – 5: Ch 2, hdc in first st, hdc in each st around, sl st into the top of the first hdc (skipping over beg ch-2) to join, turn work. <st count will vary). Fasten off, leaving long tail for cinching.
I chose not to edge the bottom of the textured section because I preferred the way it looked with the bumpy edge, however you can hdc evenly along the bottom edge as well if you wish.
Pinch the center of the finished headband closed over the seam and use the long tail to secure the cinch. Weave in all ends.
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Lorene Eppolite is the designer behind Cre8tion Crochet. She has been designing since October 2012. She loves to create fun and easy crochet accessories and garments. Lorene strives to make her designs to be achievable for any skill level. Just because it is easy, doesn’t mean it can’t be beautiful. Lorene was named one of the Top Ten Designers by AllFreeCrochet every year since 2013.
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