Earmuff Headband Crochet Pattern

02 February 2011 18:13 by SarainAkko
When visiting the States a few months back I was drawn to quite a few retail items that should clearly be craft-it yourself projects in the making. One perfect example, these silly yet ingenious earmuff headband wraps found at Target (sorry about the shoddy camera phone picture).

My husband literally had to pull me out of the accessories aisle to stop me from buying them for a ridiculous $20, if I recall correctly. And then came the magic words..."Why don't you just make them?"

Wait, did my husband really just green-light a whole new project to *sit dormant around the house until my creative juices lulled me back toward the memory of how badly I wanted this thing again? Why yes. I do believe he did.

*Expected completion time for any given project can be months or hours depending on how long my adrenaline and interest carry me. I hear some people find this quirky and endearing.

So here's a free pattern for the Crocheted Earmuff Headband
*Warning this is my first pattern so bare with me and let me know if you find mistakes also, if you've ever crocheted anything, you probably can eyeball this project and crochet it by instinct fairly easily.

Bulky or Extra Bulky Weight Yarn (way less than one ball will do)
5.5 MM "I" or even "J" crochet hook  (Check your gauge hooks on preference)
Craft needle 

Notes: You can either work continually in rounds or Slip-stitch your final stitch to your first in the row and Chain 3 to count as first Double Crochet stepping up in your next row (my example steps up each row). Also, I used a fairly bulky acrylic which gave a finished size of about 4 inches or 10 cm diameter, they're one size fits most unless you'd like them bigger or smaller.

Earmuff (make 2)
Starting: Either Chain 3 and return to first loop to start or create Magic Circle.
Round 1: Double Crochet 10 into loop (10 stitches total)
Round 2: 2 DC in each stitch (20 total)
Round 3: *2 DC in first stitch 1 DC in next, repeat from* (30 total)
Round 4: *2 DC in first stitch 1 DC in next 2 stitches, repeat* (40 total)
Round 5: *1 DC in first 2 stitches, 1 Decrease in next, repeat* (30 total)
Slip-stitch to finish and weave in ends.

Headband (make 1)
Chain 36 (or check length you need from ear to ear, chain to that length)
Row 1: Double Crochet in each stitch, work in round (both sides of stitch) for 2 rows of 36 DC.
Continue around until reaching desired thickness. Slipstitch to finish ends.

*For my some one round is enough but you can continue with another "Round" of 36 DC on each side until you reach desired thickness of band. I chose this method so I have clear front and back to the headband to hold better to the top of the head as the edges curve in a bit.

Ties (make 2)
Make a simple 3 or 5 strand braid of about 8 inches to attach to bottom of of each earmuff, you can finish with a simple knot or a pompom if you're feeling extra cheeky.

Assembling All the Pieces: Check the crown of your head measurement one more time for final placement for each round earmuff piece and then stitch securely. Find bottom center stitch of each earmuff and secure braid. Have fun dancing around your house wearing your new creation because if you live where I do this is too extreme for the sweater weather we are experiencing and if you live somewhere with real winter like the Weather Channel  describes I can't imagine you would dream of going outside. Stay in and make another pair for your spouse, or a miniature pair for your cats, or some for the kids. Whichever creative drive strikes you.

This is the 2 year old who enjoys the earmuff headband far more than his sister.

20 Response to "Earmuff Headband Crochet Pattern"

  1. Tru Says:

    Visiting from Night owl Crafting. Love these. Bookmarking it to make.

  2. SarainAkko Says:

    Thanks for having a look. They looked hysterical hanging in the store and knew I had to make at least one set before we ran out of winter.

  3. anne maskell Says:

    Your little guy looks adorable in his fancy earmuffs! I do live where it is cold and snowy, and these would be a great addition to my wardrobe. Thanks so much for the idea and the pattern! Have a great day!

  4. SarainAkko Says:

    Thanks for stopping by Anne. It's a super quick project and if you choose a less fancy color, you could probably wear them with just about everything. Stay warm!

  5. Regina @ Chalk In My Pocket Says:

    Aren't these so sweet! I love your job completion philosophy, too funny :-)

  6. SarainAkko Says:

    Thanks Regina. I find there is an art to knowing just how long you can hold on to a project before being re-enchanted by the idea of it's existence.

  7. creativejewishmom/Sara Says:

    Oh, this is great! Thanks so much for sharing on Craft schooling sunday!

  8. Lauren @ Love, Water and Wine Says:

    Great tutorial! I would love for you to link up any of your projects to my Ten Buck Tuesday link parties.

    And I'm a new follower :)


  9. Unknown Says:

    I was looking for something like this for my daughter for quite sometime......thank u so for making the pattern available to everyone....i'll definitely make one for her.....

  10. The Retro Natural Says:

    I'm totally gonna make this. shared it on my blog too lol :) I can't make a lot of stuff but I can definitely make this!

  11. gabby Says:

    I try it but they don't stay on their head your does?t very beautiful but ...
    Help me if I'm doing something wrong. Thanks

  12. Anonymous Says:

    Nice. I believe that homemade is best. It's personal and not expensive to make. Judy from Alton, NH

  13. Anonymous Says:

    Could you put in an actual headband in the crochet headband, that way it would stay on your head?

  14. Anonymous Says:

    can't wait to get some yarn and make a few of these for stocking stuffers thanks

  15. Anonymous Says:

    Can't wait to get some yarn and make some for stocking stuffers. Thanks

  16. Anonymous Says:

    Somehow I was unable to print this pattern. Wasted 6 sheets of paper tho, trying to copy. Oh well, nice thoughts I had.

  17. maureen Says:

    I am glad I found this. I am making mittens for my daughter in law and decided to makes these also. I don't have access to her head since it is a surprise so I will use mine lol.

  18. Unknown Says:

    When you are referring to double crochet, do you mean the British double crochet or American?

  19. Unknown Says:

    maybe a plastic wire tie could be used to hold it onto the ear so it won't slip. How can you make a liner for them ?

  20. Anonymous Says:

    how about using a plastic wire tie to hold them on the ears? how can you make a liner for them?

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