25 Stylish Crochet Ear Warmer Patterns to Make and Wear on Cold Days

by craftyclub

The weather outside may be frightful, but you can cuddle up and keep warm by creating your own crochet ear warmers. No matter which pattern you choose, an ear warmer is a guaranteed easy project that comes together quickly. Whether you’re a beginner or advanced crocheter, we have just the patterns to help you do it. 

These beautiful patterns all offer their own style, and give some lessons for those who are looking for it. Whether you love to stick to half double crochet, want to learn to add bobbles, or are ready to perfect your bean stitch, we have the pattern for you.  

Not sure where to start? Take a look through these beautiful designs for some inspiration and guidance. 

1. Everglade Crochet Adjustable Ear Warmer

Adjustable Ear Warmer Crochet Pattern – Everglade Ear Warmer
Adjustable Ear Warmer Crochet Pattern (from Desert Blossom Crafts)

Beginner

Getting the sizing right is perhaps the most difficult part of any wearable crochet pattern.

With this adjustable ear warmer pattern, you won’t’ need to worry about that. The pattern is simple to follow, even when you arrive at the puff stitch.

Beginners can easily pick up the process and enjoy the warm and stylish end result, fit for any winter occasion. 

2. The Ravencraft Ear Warmer Crochet Pattern

The Ravencraft Earwarmer Crochet Pattern
The Ravencraft Earwarmer Crochet Pattern (from A Lil’ Loopy)

Beginner

Here is a crochet ear warmer pattern with a twist. The pattern walks you through a simple series of chain and single crochets, and shows you (with pictures) exactly how to achieve that center twist.

It creates a beautiful detail that anyone can achieve. Beginners, included!

3. Super Easy Twisted Ear Warmer Crochet Pattern

Easiest Twisted Ear Warmer Crochet Pattern
Easiest Twisted Ear Warmer Crochet Pattern (from Heart Hook Home)

Beginner

Another take on the lovely twisted ear warmer, this pattern can be made to fit anything from infant to adult heads. It comes together fast, making it certifiably easy and beginner-friendly.

However, you should pay close attention to the size you’re making since it isn’t adjustable. 

4. Easy Buttoned Ear Warmer Crochet Pattern

Easiest Super Ear Warmer Crochet Pattern
Easiest Super Ear Warmer Crochet Pattern (from Jonna Martinez Crochet)

Beginner

“Quick and easy to follow” is what the general consensus is from crafters who’ve made this pattern.

The pattern offers sizing for children, teens, and adults. Make sure you mind the size, but even if you’re off a little the buttons might help you get it fitted just right. 

5. Simple Crochet Ear Warmer Pattern

Free Crochet Ear Warmer Pattern | The Emilia
Free Crochet Ear Warmer Pattern | The Emilia (from Christaco Design)

Beginner

Easy to do and plenty of flexibility – this crochet ear warmer pattern is a classic design that you’ll be glad to have on hand.

The pattern sticks to one color and avoids the need for any additional accessories or sewing. This is truly an easy, beginner-friendly pattern, and you can follow along to make any size you need from baby to adult.

6. Twisted Ear Warmer Crochet Pattern

Twisted Ear Warmer – Free Crochet Pattern
Twisted Ear Warmer (from You Should Craft)

Beginner

If you’re looking for a crochet pattern that’s both flexible and incredibly straight forward, this is it.

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The pattern starts with a chain and uses only single crochet for a nice dense stitch, making it ideal for brand new beginners or anyone who wants to make a project on the fly. It also comes in sizes meant to fit anyone from an XS preemie baby to an XL adult size.

7. Quick and Easy Crochet Ear Warmer Pattern

Free & Easy Crochet Ear Warmer Pattern
Free & Easy Crochet Ear Warmer Pattern (from Easy Crochet)

Beginner

Quick, easy, and cute is what you’ll get from this crochet ear warmer pattern.

This pattern uses basic stitches (half double crochet, single crochet, chain, and slip stitch) so no matter your level, you can learn on the fly or whip it up quickly.

8. The Western Bay Earwarmer Crochet Pattern

The Western Bay Earwarmer
The Western Bay Earwarmer (from Carlieflo)

Beginner

This is another classic crochet ear warmer pattern that’s easy to do for any level. This pattern is great because of its very descriptive pictures that walk you through the process.

If you enjoy crocheting by visual representation, this is the one for you.

9. Twisted Crochet Headband Pattern

Twisted Headband, Crochet Ear Warmer, Knit Like Ear Warmer
Twisted Headband, Crochet Ear Warmer (from A Crafty Concept)

Beginner

Crochet is all about getting crafty, and we love the creativity that goes into this two-tone earn warmer pattern.

Not only is this noticeable for its color pattern, but it’s also done with a Tunisian stitch, giving it a knit look that many love. Try it for yourself to learn something new or to create a beautiful winter piece that you’ll be proud to wear

10. Men’s Afton Crochet Ear Warmer Pattern

Afton Free Crochet Men’s Ear Warmer Pattern
Afton Free Crochet Men’s Ear Warmer Pattern (from Stitching Together)

Beginner

A true classic with a knit look, this crochet ear warmer pattern is ideal for any of the men in your life. This pattern starts off as somewhat of a “tube”, meaning the end result will be double the thickness and double the warmth.

11. Double Threat Ear Warmer Crochet Pattern

Double Threat Ear Warmer Crochet Pattern
Double Threat Ear Warmer Crochet Pattern (from Crazy 4 Crochet Momma)

Intermediate

Don’t be deceived by the intricacies of this pattern – it truly is quick and easy to make.

Combining the classic knotted headband with a beautiful ribbed edging, this is a warm and cozy crochet ear warmer that you’ll want to recreate time and again.

12. Classic Crochet Headband

Crochet Headband | Easy to Make Crochet Ear Warmer
Crochet Headband | Easy to Make Crochet Ear Warmer (from Ahsel Anne)

Beginner

For the lovers of variety, try this crochet headband pattern. It combines several simple stitches in a sleek and structured headband, so it’s easy to do but great for those who are a fan of switching it up in their stitches.

This is also a great pattern for visual learners, as you can follow along with the video to get the job done. 

13. Quick Winter Crochet Ear Warmer

Fast Crochet Ear Warmer - Free Pattern
Fast Crochet Ear Warmer (from Left In Knots)

Beginner

Winter doesn’t just bring the cold, it brings a whole new style to our wardrobes. For crocheters who love the winter season, this fast and simple crochet ear warmer pattern is the perfect project.

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Whether you make it in blue and white or green and red, you’ll have the perfect festive ear warmer ready in just 20 minutes. 

14. The Ainslee Crochet Headband

Ainslee Headband - crochet headband pattern
Ainslee Headband – Crochet Headband Pattern (from Riverside Stitches)

Beginner

Classic, stylish, and fit for the whole family, the Ainslee headband is definitely a pattern you’ll be glad to own.

The buttons are decorative, but the pattern can be made in sizes from baby to large adult. This is not only a beautiful knit-like stitch that crocheters covet, but it’s easy enough for a pure beginner to complete in one sitting.

A must have pattern!

15. Verso Ear Warmer Crochet Pattern

Verso Ear Warmer Crochet Pattern
Verso Ear Warmer Crochet Pattern (from Christaco Design)

Beginner

This design comes in various sizes for all members of the family, but the real value is in the ribbing. This easy-to-do ribbing helps create the stretch you need for the ear warmer to fit snugly and comfortably.

This is a great feature for those who are just learning about their tension – we recommend making a slightly smaller size so it’s not too loose. 

16. Autumn Breeze Crochet Earwarmer 

Autumn Breeze Crochet Earwarmer
Autumn Breeze Crochet Earwarmer (from Crochet ‘n’ Create)

Beginner

A crochet earwarmer is the perfect autumn accessory. It adds a touch of warmth and a pop of color to every outfit, and is ideal for those days that are only slightly cool but not yet frigidly cold.

This is an incredibly simple crochet earwarmer pattern, using stitches that beginners will feel comfortable doing. It comes together quickly so you can make one for you and everyone you know before the season ends.  

17. Easy Twist Headband Ear Warmer

Easy Twist Headband Ear Warmer
Easy Twist Headband Ear Warmer (from Nana’s Crafty Home)

Advanced Beginner

This easy twist headband puts a spin on the classic stitch. It uses an alpine stitch for a little extra texture.

It’s pretty simple to do, but potentially best left to crocheters who are comfortable with basic stitches so you can really master the alpine stitch. 

18. Crown Ear warmer

Crown Ear warmer
Crown Ear Warmer (from Crochet For You)

Intermediate

Crown yourself the queen of the season with this awesome crochet ear warmer.

If you’ve had a bit of experience with varying stitches (including half double crochet and treble stitch) then you’ll have no problem creating this pattern. If you’re a beginner, you’ll still be able to figure it out and then enjoy the glory when you get to wear it. 

19. Braided Chunky Headband

Braided Chunky Headband
Braided Chunky Headband (from Wild Sapling)

Beginner

This crochet head warmer is not only easy to do, but one of the most stylish designs. The stitches are simple, and predominantly focuses on the half double crochet.

The true beauty comes from a simple braid, which you don’t even really need crochet experience to do!

20. Spruce Crochet Ear Warmer Pattern

Spruce Beginner Crochet Ear Warmer Pattern
Spruce Beginner Crochet Ear Warmer Pattern (from Crochet Life)

Beginner

This classic crochet headband is topped off with a lovely little snowflake. The snowflake itself is also crocheted, and learning how to make this means you can truly customize this simple ear warmer to your heart’s desire. 

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21. Easy 1 Hour Headband with Twist

Easy 1 Hour Headband with Twist
Easy 1 Hour Headband with Twist (from Kirsten Holloway Designs)

Advanced Beginner

One hour is all you need to complete this twisted crochet head warmer.

This is a pretty easy pattern to make, and calls mainly for half double crochet, so beginners won’t find it too difficult. The most effort will go into making the twist, which makes this a pattern best suited for those who are a bit familiar with the hook.

22. Three-Way Crochet Ear Warmerinners

Crochet Easy Ear Warmer 3-ways - Free Pattern For Beginners
Crochet Easy Ear Warmer 3-ways – Free Pattern For Beginners (from Left In Knots)

Advanced Beginner

This beginner-friendly pattern is anything but standard. It gives three suggestions for customizing, with options including a rose, a bow, or a button.

No matter which you choose, the main body is a similar construct, calling for single and half double crochet. Still, you might want to be sure you’ve had some crochet practice before you start this pattern. It calls for you to crochet two-together at times.

23. Beginner Friendly Crochet Earwarmer Pattern

Beginer Friendly Crochet Earwarmer Pattern
Beginer Friendly Crochet Earwarmer Pattern (from Nedwicks)

Beginner

Thick and chunky wool and beginner-level skills are all it takes to create this easy crochet earwarmer.

The pattern walks you through the simple stitches, which you’ll repeat in rows until finished. It’s a great pattern for a thick ear warmer, which you can adjust to size as you see fit. 

24. Sorrento Crochet Ear Warmer Pattern

Sorrento Ear Warmer Free Crochet Pattern
Sorrento Ear Warmer Free Crochet Pattern (from Christaco Design)

Intermediate

If you love adding creativity to your crochet designs, you’ll love this pattern.

The cozy ear warmer really comes alive with bobble stitches and stripes that are sure to stand out. It’s fairly simple to create, but is best suited for those with at least some experience.

25. Crochet Coffee Bean Ear Warmer

Crochet Coffee Bean Ear Warmer
Crochet Coffee Bean Ear Warmer (from Left In Knots)

Intermediate

Like a warm cup of coffee on a cold night, you’ll be glad to snuggle up to this crochet ear warmer pattern.

It has a functional button so you can wrap and snap it on. What really stands out with this pattern is the texture made by the bean stitch. This is a special stitch, so it’s best for intermediate crocheters. You’ll be sure to get the warm and cozy feelings from the end result of this!

Final Thoughts

The best ear warmer crochet pattern is available to you, no matter which style you pick. With plenty of flexibility on color and the chance to practice new stitches, there’s no reason why even the simplest of patterns can’t become something unique and special. 

Sometimes that “something special” comes from a combination of stitches, other times it’s the patterns with appliques that stand out with a pop of personality. With this must-have accessory, you can’t go wrong. The end results give you a sense of warmth or make a perfect gift for anyone who is venturing out into the cold.

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