Free Pattern – Brushwood Ear Warmer

Stay warm in style with this cozy ear warmer! This beginner friendly pattern features a fun and easy texture stitch. A super stretchy, ribbed section at the back ensures a snug fit. The pattern also includes instructions for adjusting the size if desired.

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Brushwood Ear Warmer

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Easy – Basic stitches, no decreases, worked flat and seamed. Ribbed section is worked in back loop only.


Adult – One size fits most. Can be adjusted to fit.


15 sc x 16 rows = 4 inches. Use pattern to measure gauge – after row 8, work should measure approximately 5.25 x 4 inches. Exact gauge is not critical – pattern can be adjusted to fit.


  • ch = chain
  • sc = single crochet
  • hdc = half double crochet
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • blo = back loop only
  • sp = space
  • ch sp = chain space
  • st(s) = stitch(es)
  • sk = skip
  • RS = right side
  • WS = wrong side

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Chain 15 (multiple of 3)

Note: You can start with fewer or more chains for a narrower or wider band, as long as it’s a multiple of 3. 

Row 1 (WS): Working into the back bumps of the chains, sc in 2nd ch from hook, *dc in next st, (sc, dc) in next st, sc in next st, repeat from * across to last st, dc in last st. (18 sts)

Row 2-42: Ch 1, turn, sc in first dc, (dc in next sc, sc in next dc) across to last st, dc in last st. (18 sts)

Note: Check your length – it should now be about 4 inches shorter than needed to fit around head snugly. You can work more or fewer rows, just be sure to end after a wrong side row. 

Row 43: Ch 1, turn; Working in blo: sl st in first st, (sl st in next st, sk next st, sl st in next 2 sts) across to last st, sl st in last st. (14 sl sts)

Rows 44-47: Ch 1, turn, sl st in blo of each st across.

Note: Check your length – it should now fit around head snugly. If it’s too tight or too loose, you can add or remove more ribbing rows, just be sure to end after a right side row. 

Row 48 (seaming): Fold ear warmer in half, with right sides together. Working through blo of row 47, and both remaining loops from bottom of foundation chain, sl st in each st across.

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Fasten off and weave in ends.


I hope you enjoy making this pattern. Thanks to MixedKreations, LoopedDLu, and Kaikelasa for testing it!

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