20 Quick & Easy Crochet Ear Warmer Patterns – FREE!

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Enjoy this collection of 20 amazing free crochet ear warmer patterns! An ear warmer makes the perfect quick project for when you need a great gift with little time to spare.

Crochet headbands and ear warmers are such great projects to work on. Firstly, they are easy projects that are suitable for beginners. There is not much shaping to a crocheted ear warmer. If you choose an easy familiar stitch, you can make one even if you have just started crocheting.

Secondly, I love how functional an ear warmer can be. You know I love a crochet hat. However, I do find that crochet ear warmers are so much easier to wear. You can tie your hair up and still put an ear warmer on as opposed to a hat.

And lastly, they are a great stash-busting project. We all love a quick project that uses up yarn from your stash. A little leftover yarn from another project that you can give a new purpose to.

So if you are looking for your next quick, easy, and stash busting crochet project, look no further. Scroll down and choose from these amazing crochet ear warmer patterns that are all available for free.

20 Easy Crochet Ear Warmer Patterns

10 Amazing Crochet Ear Warmer Patterns

This is a great collection of crochet ear warmer patterns. I have chosen various patterns using different yarns and techniques. You should definitely go ahead and bookmark this page. That way you can easily find it when you need a crochet ear warmer pattern.

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Some are using faux fur yarn which is super warm and so soft. Other patterns use stitches that make them look knitted.

This roundup includes several easy crochet patterns. Although these are beginner-friendly patterns, they use extra embellishments like buttons or wooden rings to add a special touch. Although these are beginner-friendly patterns, they use extra embellishments like buttons or wooden rings to add a special touch.

I have also included patterns that use leopard print or snowflake tapestry patterns as more advanced patterns. So whether you’re a beginner or a more advanced crocheter, I think everyone will find a project suitable for their skill level.

Reversible Diamond Heart Ear Warmers

Depending on which way you flip this ear warmer, you can show off a bold diamond pattern or cute tiny hearts. So you get two looks in one great winter accessory!

If you like the look of this ear warmer, you will be happy to know that I also have a pattern for a Reversible Diamond and Hearts Hat made in the same stitch.

The pattern and video tutorial for the REVERSIBLE DIAMOND HEART CROCHET EAR WARMERS are available for free on my website.

Cute Free Reversible Ear Warmer Crochet Pattern

Mosaic Crochet Christmas Ear Warmers

Even if it’s not the Christmas season right now, you can never start too early on making holiday gifts for next Christmas! This beautiful ear warmer will be a favorite with your loved ones.

If you have never tried overlay mosaic crochet, this is the perfect quick project to learn the technique. The designs look intricate but use only simple crochet stitches. It doesn’t involve a huge time investment and you can be proud of the end result.

Click here to get the CHRISTMAS MOSAIC EAR WARMER CROCHET PATTERN right here on my blog.

Christmas Mosaic Crochet Ear Warmer Pattern

Faux Knit Crochet Ear Warmer

The ear warmer pattern uses the half double crochet stitch in the 3rd loop which makes it look knit-like. Crochet ear warmers are also great as a transition accessory into Spring or Fall. Those times when the weather is not warm or cold enough yet.

This ear warmer is a bit warmer than normal ones. I made it as a tube, and when it’s laid flat it’s double-layered.

Learn how to make it on my website, Crochet Ear Warmers – Free Faux Knit Pattern is available for free.

Faux Knit Ear Warmer Crochet Pattern Free

Textured Tunisian Crochet Ear Warmer

If you like the look of knit-like crochet stitches, here’s another option. This ear warmer uses a simple Tunisian crochet stitch pattern to create a crocheted fabric with diagonal ridges that add understated elegance.

This ear warmer is great for cool days when you need extra warmth but you don’t need a whole hat. And you can wear ponytails or messy buns without fear of messing up your hairdo.

You will find the EASY CROCHET EAR WARMER PATTERN IN TUNISIAN CROCHET for free, right on this site!

Tunisian Crochet Ear Warmer

Faux Fur Ear Warmer

This is ideal for a quick project to keep your ears warm and cozy. It’s fun and easy to make too. Perfect for the Fall and Winter seasons.

I used the faux fur yarn which is super bulky weight so this ear warmer works up super fast. You will need to feel for the stitches rather than see them work into.

However, the project works up so fast that you will enjoy working with it. Faux Fur Ear Warmers – Free Crochet Pattern to snuggle up to is a free pattern available on my blog.

Faux Fur Ear Warmer

Coffee Bean Ear Warmer

Made in warm shades of brown and cream, this cozy ear warmer looks as warm and comforting as your favorite cup of coffee. Its bean stitch accent even mimics coffee beans.

If you haven’t tried the bean stitch yet, it’s a great one to add to your crochet repertoire. It works up so soft and squishy, which is perfect for a cold weather accessory like this. And the button closure makes it easy to put on or take off without messing up your hair.

You can CLICK HERE to find the free crochet headband pattern.

Coffee Bean Ear Warmer by Left in Knots

Buffalo Plaid Ear Warmer

Buffalo plaid seems to always be popular, and with good reason. It puts you in mind of your favorite cozy flannel shirt, a warm sentiment that’s especially appreciated during the cold times of the year. This ear warmer captures that nostalgic vibe perfectly.

You can easily achieve this pretty stitch pattern with just single crochet stitches and simple color changes. And the best part is, the smallest size takes less the two hours to complete!

You can find the free pattern in four sizes at THIS WEBSITE.

Shay Buffalo Plaid Ear Warmer by Cre8tion Crochet

Ponytail Ear Warmer Pattern

I’ve mentioned that ear warmers are great for preserving your hairstyle. This one allows you to slip your ponytail right through the band! So you can look cute and keep your hair out of the way while staying warm.

You’ll make the ponytail opening by working single crochets around an elastic hair tie. Then you’ll work the band in rounds until it’s long enough to wrap around the head and join it with a slip stitch.

You can get this great pattern from THIS BLOG.

Ponytail Ear Warmer by Fosbas Designs (Photo by @KarlaBCrochets)

Easy Ear Warmers Pattern

This bright and colorful ear warmer, designed for ages 8 to 12, only has 36 short rows of back loop single crochet and takes about 40 yards of super bulky yarn! It’s a super quick make and an ideal project for beginner crocheters.

Of course, you can always make it in child, teen, or adult size by decreasing or increasing the row count. No matter the size, the designer advises you to make the band a bit shorter than your head circumference so it will stretch and fit snugly.

No matter the size, the designer advises you to make the band a bit shorter than your head circumference so it will stretch and fit snugly.

RIGHT HERE is where you can find this free easy pattern in tween size.

Super Bulky Ear Warmer by Sweet Bee Crochet

Diamond Cable Ear Warmer

I just love crochet cables. Using a variety of front post stitches, you can create all sorts of braided and twisted looking designs, like the one featured on this warm headband.

Like many of these ear warmers, this is a relatively quick project that allows you to explore a fun new technique. Then, if you find you love crocheting cables, you can use your newfound skills to make other projects, such as my textured cabled beanie.

You can get the free crochet ear warmer pattern and video tutorial by CLICKING HERE.

Diamond Cable Ear Warmer by Rich Textures Crochet

Two Way Headband

Do you live in a place where you never know what the weather will be from day to day – or even from hour to hour? This versatile lace crochet headband pattern is the perfect solution for changing seasons. It provides light warmth but the open stitch pattern, created with chain stitches (ch), makes it breathable.

You can wear this ear warmer two ways, with the ring in the front or the back, as shown below.

You will find the free pattern ON THIS WEBSITE.

Two Way Headband by Pam's Cozy Corner

Men’s Headband

Of course, we can’t forget about the men in our lives. They need to keep warm, too. But we know sometimes they can also be choosy. That’s why you’ll be happy to know that this men’s ear warmer is husband-approved.

It features the herringbone half double crochet stitch, worked in spiral rounds without turning. In this variation of the hdc, the stitches lean a little bit, creating a subtle texture on the right side of the fabric. But if your guy prefers a smoother texture, you can always turn it inside out because the wrong side looks great, too!

You’ll find the men’s ear warmer headband pattern on THIS POST.

Men's Headband by My Crochet Space

Amelia Ear Warmer

Amelia Crochet Ear Warmer is a beginner-friendly crochet pattern. It has two large buttons on the side as an embellishment. This is an easy pattern to follow, it uses double crochet stitch throughout.

It would be a great next project for a complete beginner. The designer used acrylic yarn which makes it a low maintenance item to wash and look after.

You can CLICK HERE for the free pattern.

Amelia Ear Warmer

Cloud Nine Crochet Ear Warmer

The Cloud 9 Ear Warmer is designed for comfort and warmth as it feels like a cloud wrapped around your head. You can easily complete this ear warmer in 30 minutes to an hour.

That makes it the perfect item for craft markets or last-minute handmade gifts. One ear warmer uses less than 1 skein of yarn, so it’s also a great stash buster project.

FOLLOW THIS LINK for the free crochet warmer pattern.

Cloud Nine Crochet Ear Warmer

Crochet Bobble Ear Warmer Pattern

This beautiful crochet ear warmer is bursting at the seams with gorgeous texture. It uses the great bobble crochet stitch that makes it super warm and squishy. To make the bobble stitch you only need a couple of stitches – single and double crochet.

That makes it a super easy and beginner-friendly pattern. It also uses super bulky weight yarn so it can be finished in no time at all!

It has a beautiful wooden ring at the front which adds a modern touch to it. The ear warmer is crocheted straight onto the ring, so there is no sewing required for this project. Find out how to make it ON THIS WEBSITE.

Crochet Bobble Headband

Jasmine Stitch Ear Warmer

This thick and super warm crochet ear warmer uses Jasmine crochet stitch. The Jasmine stitch crochet ear warmer is unique because the very nature of this stitch is what makes it both beautiful and exceptionally warm.

The flower-looking pattern of stitches is created with a series of puff stitches worked in different directions. However complicated that might sound, it is quite easy once you follow a good tutorial.

You can find the free crochet pattern HERE.

Jasmine Stitch Headband

Morning Crochet Ear Warmer Pattern

Perfect pattern for when your hair is tied back in a high ponytail, this Morning Crochet Ear Warmer is great for a busy morning. Whether you are off to work or on the school run, this is an easy stylish accessory to wear.

It’s lightly textured and naturally stretchy, so it won’t slide around. The front twist adds style while keeping the yarn off your forehead.

The pattern is a quick make and a great choice for any beginner or experienced crafter. The pattern is available FREE ON THIS BLOG.

Morning Crochet Headband Pattern

Crochet Alpen Ear Warmer

The Alpen Ear Warmer works up really quickly, using bulky yarn! It is a great project to bust your stash as you can make it in stripes. The pattern is worked in the round so you can use a different yarn for each round.

You can add a special touch and cinch it closed or leave it open! That way you get two different looks.

The textured stitches stand out with regular yarn. However, you can mix things up and have a nice cozy look with a fuzzy yarn!

Get the pattern BY CLICKING HERE.

Crochet Alpen Ear Warmer

Snowflake Crochet Tapestry Ear Warmer

This is a great project if you wanted to try out colorwork techniques like tapestry crochet. The pattern is worked from a chart so you can really make any design you want.

Tapestry crochet is not as tricky as it might look at first sight. You simply carry the colors along with your work, crocheting over the strand that isn’t being used at the moment.

FOLLOW THIS LINK for the free pattern.

Snowflake Crochet Tapestry Ear Warmer

Luxe Leopard Ear Warmer

Great crochet ear warmer that includes lots of modifications to really make it yours. It also uses the tapestry crochet technique to create a stunning leopard print.

It also includes instructions on how to create four different closures. As well as those, you can either make it as a single-layered or double-layered ear warmer. This is a great page to bookmark for future reference.

THIS WEBSITE has great patterns and tutorials available for free.

Luxe Leopard Headband

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