As the weather starts to get colder I realise its time to get the hats and gloves out from their summer storage spaces and do a check on whether I need to make some more for the colder months ahead. This check highlighted that I need to make quite a few new hats, scarfs and gloves. Luckily I have had a few ideas in mind for some hats etc. that I haven’t yet had a chance to make, so I decided it was time to get these ideas made!
First up is a crochet ear warmer – its been too long since I made a project using block stitch so decided to combine these two together to make a crochet block stitch ear warmer.
I had some wool left from another project which was perfect for this project as it was nice and fluffy: Rowan Cosy Merino in Glacier (005). I continued this with another wool I had as the colours looked really nice together: Stylecraft Special DK in Spearmint (1842). You could use any wool colours and could always do a mix of different colours too.
Crochet Block Stitch Ear warmer Pattern:
- 4mm crochet hook.
- Wool: 2 colours. I used Spearmint for my colour 1 and grey for my colour 2.
- Darning needle.
- Change colour in the last yo of the previous stitch.
Ear warmer pattern:
4mm hook, using colour 1.
Row 1: ch20, sc into 2nd ch from hook, (ch2, skip 2, sc into the next stitch) 6 times.
Row 2: ch4, 3tr/dc into ch2 gap, (ch1, 3tr/dc into ch2 gap) 5 times, ch1, tr/dc into final sc. Change to colour 2.
Row 3: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch), sc into top fo tr/dc, sc into ch1 gap, (ch2, sc into ch1 gap) 6 times, sc into 3rd ch of the ch4 at the start of the previous row. Change to colour 1.
Repeat rows 2 and 3 until the band is long enough to go comfortably around your head, ensuring you finish on a row 3.
Fold the band in half right sides together, cast on using 4mm hook and colour 2:
Insert hook, pull up loop, ch1, sc into same stitch. Then complete sc stitches along the row to join the ends together.
Fasten off. Turn out the right way.