Pretty Petals Ear Warmer


Pretty Petals Ear WarmerKeep your ears warm this winter with a Pretty Petals Ear Warmer. This crochet ear warmer free pattern comes with a feminine flower embellishment to crochet  as well. This is a fun pattern that's great for beginners or anyone who is knew to the world of free crochet headband patterns. While this is a great pattern to work on in the winter, but you can also work on it in the summer so you have a brand new headband to wear when the weather gets cold. Best of all, the buttons on the headband makes it completely adjustable. All you need is one skein of yarn for this pattern, so there's no excuse not to start right this second.


  • RED HEART® “Shimmer™”: 1 Ball 1810 Royal.
  • Crochet Hook: 4mm [US G-6] and 5mm [US H-8].
  • One ¾” button, yarn needle.

Headband is 22” long.

Gauge: 16 sc = 4”; 17 rows = 4” with larger hook. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.

Special Abbreviations:
sc2tog = [draw up a loop in next st] twice, yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook.

NOTE: Headband has 2 buttonholes to adjust the fit.

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With larger hook, ch 6.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across; turn – 5 sts.
Rows 2-8: Work even.
Row 9-Inc: Ch 1, 2 sc in 1st st, sc across to last st, 2 sc in last st; turn – 7 sts.
Rows 10-33: Repeat Rows 2-9 three times – 13 sts.
Rows 34-52: Work even.
Row 53-Dec: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc across to last 2 sts, sc2tog; turn – 11 sts.
Rows 54-60: Work even.
Rows 61-84: Repeat Rows 53-60 three times – 5 sts.
Rows 85-92: Work even.
Try on Headband. Ends should barely meet at back of neck when slightly stretched; add or remove rows until Headband fits. Work 1 row even.
Next Row-Buttonhole: Ch 1, sc in first 2 sts, ch 1, skip next st, sc in next 2 sts; turn. Work 3 rows even.
Next Row: Repeat Buttonhole row. Work 2 rows even.

Ch 1, sc evenly around edge of Headband; join to first st.
Fasten off.

With smaller hook, ch 5; join with a slip st to form ring.
Round 1: Ch 5 (counts as dc and ch-2), [dc, ch 2] 5 times in ring; join to 3rd ch.
Round 2: Ch 1, (sc, hdc, dc, tr, dc, hdc, sc) in each ch-2 space around – 6 petals.
Round 3: Holding Round 2 forward, * sc in dc from Round 1, ch 3; repeat from * around; join.
Round 4: Ch 1, (sc, hdc, dc, 3 tr, dc, hdc, sc) in each ch-3 space around – 6 petals.
Round 5: Holding Round 4 forward, * sc in sc from Round 3, ch 4; repeat from * around; join.
Round 6: Ch 1, (sc, hdc, dc, 5 tr, dc, hdc, sc) in each ch-4 space around – 6 petals. Fasten off.

Sew Flower to wide portion of Headband. Sew button to end opposite buttonholes. Weave in ends.


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Used Vanna White worsted weight and had to use F hook as larger one to get the right gauge.

i need to no what does work even mean when crocheting a pattern

What is sts

sts = stitches

Very pretty flower, just don't make your stitches tight. When making the other layers on the flower, you'll need room to get your hook in. I tried it also with bulky yarn, doesn't work so well unless you omit at least 35 rows on the headband itself.

Question: What size hook do you recommend to obtain the 4" by 4" square? Mine is measuring 5" by 5".

Silly question..... In row 2-8 what does work even mean?

That's not a silly question! 'Work even' means to repeat the pattern--in this case you would repeat row 1 for a total of 8 rows.

i don't understand round 3 of the flower, is there an easier way to explain it or is there a youtube video of that flower that i can watch

work even usually means to continue working as previous round. @dorothyburrell.. hold all the previous petals towards you, so you are kind-of working behind the previous round...hope that helps

I haven't tried this yet but row 10 would be a repeat of row 2 ...then do row 3 etc. till you get to row 9. You will go back to row 2 three times I beleive it says. You might want to write down what row you are on to keep track. How this helps.

Love this pattern. Its very easy to either make smaller or larger depending on the weight of your yarn. They make great gifts with our without the flower. I've also added cute buttons on the flower and cute buttons in place of the flower.

This pattern is hard to read. What does it mean to work even rows 2-9 three times to equal 13 stitches? I have crocheted for years, but this does not seem to work for me and I like the pattern. Help!!!

What this means is to work rows number 2-8, do your increase row on 9 and do this again 3 more times for a total of 33 rows. In other words, you'd work an even 5 stitches for rows 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8. Then you'd increase by 2 stitches in row 9 where you'd have 7 stitches at the end of row 9. Then - you'd do it all over again - 3 more times. It's a weird pattern. If you want to make a headband, chain the width of band you'd like and then crochet however many rows you need to make the headband the size you want. You can crochet in the front or back loops only to create a ribbing but there is no need for all this increasing or decreasing. You're just crocheting a straight piece to the length you need. Hope this helps.

If you are going to have ends smaller than the middle., you have to decrease 3 times. You do this decrease by crocheting at least 4 - 6 rows each decrease amount

Sorry I meant to say that I am stuck on rows 10 - 33 the direction say repeat 2 - 9 three times. I have no clue what to do and I really want to make this for xmas so if someone reads this and can answer me please do

I have replied above. Hope it helps you juljadw4. If not I'll try to explain it again. Good luck.

I could not understand how to do rows 2-8 very confusing. What row do I crochet 3 times. I want to make this headband for Christmas so I need someone to get back to me asap

The pattern was simple and effective, I loved it and it took me about an hour to make. It's so cute and warm!

I hope you read this soon. I would love to make this but I am stuck on rows 10 - 33 the direction say repeat 2 - 9 three times. I have no clue what that means

the round 3 for the flower is confusing is there an easier was to show or explain

Impossible to follow these directions.

nice love it

This is also my favorite...will make this one..


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