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23 Knit & Crochet Ear Warmer Patterns

Work up some free knitting patterns for head warmers and crochet ones, too!

By: Karisa Tell, Editor,
23 Knit  Crochet Ear Warmer Patterns

Cover your ears in the crisp winter air with a handmade ear warmer. Ear warmers are the trendy new way to keep your ears covered in the winter time. Crochet and knit hat patterns are great, but they might mess up your hairdo!

Ear warmers not only keep your coif in place, but they also double as a stylish winter headband. They're also really versatile--you can vary the width, embellish them with faux flowers and bows, and make them in any color.

These patterns are quick to make too, which means you'll have time to make a bunch to match every outfit. Knit and crochet ear warmer patterns make great beginner projects too. You'll find something adorable among these knit and crochet winter headband patterns. Staying warm is always in style!

Crochet Ear Warmer Headband Patterns

Crochet ear warmer patterns are so simple and quick to make! You essentially just make a small tube that will fit around your head, and voila--you have a handmade winter headband! If you want to learn how to make your own, just check out a few of these simple patterns and you'll be an old pro in no time. Improve as you practice a variety of patterns, too! Perhaps you can make a snood? Or use the flower instructions to make a free crochet headband pattern with flower.

  • Pretty Petals Ear Warmer

    Keep your ears warm this winter! This crochet headband pattern comes with a feminine flower pattern to crochet and use as an embellishment!

  • Simple Crochet Ear Warmer Free Crochet Pattern

    This simple crochet patter is a great way to keep warm in the winter. Cover your ears in the cold without ruining your hair with this headband. It's quick to make, practical, and stylish to boot.

  • Fuzzy Pouf Ear Muffs

    Looking for a quick and thrifty gift idea? Try this crochet pattern, free! These fuzzy pouf ear muffs are extra warm, perfect for battling cold winter weather. Stitch up a bunch at once to match every outfit.

  • Cozy Winter Headband

    This Cozy Winter Headband is perfect for any season.  The super fine yarn makes this pattern easy to make and very comfortable to wear.  Make one for every season and you'll have warm ears year round!

  • Triple Thick Ear Warmer Free Crochet Pattern

    Need a little extra insulation in the bitter cold winter weather? This triple thick crochet pattern is what you need! This is a great beginner project, and it's practical too!

  • Colors of the Night Ear Warmer Free Crochet Pattern

    Keep your ears warm on those late winter walks. Made with two different yarns, this crocheted headband has a unique shiny metallic look...and the colors are beautiful for fall and winter.  This headband can be crocheted quickly and is great for beginners.

  • Manly Ear Warmer

    This easy no-frill pattern is great for even the manliest of men!  It's easy to make and makes a great birthday or holiday gift for the man in your life.  This is also a great pattern for a beginning crocheter.

  • Blue Fuzzy Ear Warmer

    This fun and funky project is great for kids and adults.  This pattern is quick and easy to make, and is a great way to add some color to your winter wardrobe while keeping warm all at the same time!

  • Big Bang Ear Warmers

    These adorable ear warmers have you covered. They are thick and wide and will keep your ears toasty warm. Plus, the Big Bang yarn makes them quite pretty.

  • A Twist of Fate Headband

    Just because it's cold outside doesn't mean you have to abandon all fashion! Make a functional and fashionable accessory for the winter months. This cute twisted crochet pattern can be made in any color and is a fun wearable for girls of all ages.

  • Snood Headband

    Use a free crochet pattern like this one to make a snood pattern. Berta made this for her Granddaughter who loves Swing Dancing and 40’s styling. "We saw one in a book, so I did a pencil sketch and created this one. I wore one when I was younger to hold back my long hair."

  • The Best Crochet Ear Warmer Free Crochet Pattern

    This will keep your ears warm and have everyone captivated by cuteness. The free crochet flower pattern adds a springlike touch to an otherwise traditional winter wearable.

  • Fave Twist Crochet Headband

    Keep your ears warm and your style sassy when you crochet this charming headband pattern for the winter.

  • Flower Texture Headband

    This is the perfect time of year to wear thick cozy crochet headbands! They’re not only cute accessories, but also help to keep your ears toasty warm in the crisp cool air. 

  • Fun Flapper Crochet Headband Pattern

    Take a trip back in time with this Fun Flapper Crochet Headband Pattern. This easy crochet headband looks great in the winter and will keep your ears warm all season long.

  • Braided Chains Crochet Headband

    You can learn a new way of braiding while crocheting this headband. It will feel messy as you start braiding chains, but when you grab the rhythm of the pattern, you will love it. 

  • Crochet Bow Headband Pattern

    This expressive crochet headband features the Tunisian knit stitch, and there is a video tutorial on that particular stitch included with this free crochet pattern. 

  • Easy Crochet Stash Buster Ear Warmer

    Use up leftover yarn! Most headbands take less than one skein of yarn, so if you have just a small amount left from a previous project, make one of these projects!

  • Cabled Ear Warmers

    Cables aren't just for knitting! With this easy crochet pattern, you can get great texture on your headband.

  • Pinkytoes Crochet Scarf and Ear Warmer

    This pattern is a 2 for 1! Make your headband with a darling flower embellishment, then be sure to work up the matching scarf!

  • Falling Flowers Ear Warmer Crochet Pattern

    Hello, adorable! Add golden orange flowers at the ears for a darling embellishment. The pale edging on this dark brown headband is a lovely touch!

  • Hogwarts House Crochet Ear Warmer

    Maybe you know a Harry Potter fan who would love to sport their favorite house's colors! Work up this pattern to show their spirit. 

  • Ear Warmer Messy Bun Pattern

    This thick headband is a hybrid between an ear warmer and a messy bun hat! Keep warm in style. This beautiful stitch pattern has amazing texture!

Knitting Patterns for Ear Warmers

For those who prefer needles to hooks, here are a few knitting patterns for ear warmers. These simple headbands will keep you just as warm as their crocheted counterparts, and they're also just as stylish. Winter headbands are great no matter how you make them!

  • Urban Ear Warmer Knockoff Free Knitting Pattern

    This knit winter headband ear warmer is inspired by a headband from Urban Outfitters! Knit your own version with this pattern. It's simple to make, and cinching it in the middle creates a faux bow look.

  • Hooded Scarf

    There's no need to fear the cold when you have this free knitting pattern on your side! This Hooded Scarf is not only great for chilly days - it's stylish too! This set is made using a knitting board.

  • Fast Finger Knit Headband

    Finger knitting projects are perfect for anyone who doesn't have acces to a pair of needles. You can make a headband anywhere at anytime - all you need is yarn.

  • Mobius Knitted Ear Warmers

    Make a knit headband pattern that shows off your funky side with this twisted and chic idea.

  • Simple Rainbow Headband Knitting Pattern

    Learn how to knit a headband that takes almost no time at all with this pattern. This project is perfect for beginners because it doesn't require fancy stitches. 

  • Braided Knit Headband Pattern

    A knitted headband pattern doesn't have to be simple. This warm and toasty tri-color headband is eye-catching and unique, but completely practical at the same time.

  • Snug and Striped Knit Cowl and Ear Warmer Pattern

    It's not a hat, and it's not a's the perfect ear warmer! A cousin to the messy bun hat, this knitting pattern is thick enough to keep most of your head warm, not just your ears!

  • Half Fisherman Ribbed DIY Headband

    Tuck it behind the ears or layer it over them for a beautiful new accessory with fantastic texture.

Which do you prefer: lacy or chunky winter headbands?

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Y'know, I haven't really seen a trend in ear warmers lately (which is odd because they were all the rage this time last year and a little before in 2016). In any case, my mother is STILL on the ear warmer train, so I may have to bust out good ol' knitting needles to make her one or two. Thanks!

My new desk at work is RIGHT underneath the AC vent, and I'm constantly cold! I am considering learning how to knit just so I can make some of these, haha

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