Crochet Wintermint Ear Warmer - Free One Skein Scarfie Pattern

Seven Days of Scarfie Free Pattern #4

Can you believe we are over halfway done with Seven Days of Scarfie? If you have been crocheting along with me, you are going to have SEVEN one skein or LESS projects made with Lion Brand Scarfie yarn ready to add to your gifting list! These end up being perfect DIY gifts OR nice projects to work on for yourself now that you’re done with your holiday crafting. Today’s free pattern is a super chic ear warmer both child and adult sizes. These will work up SO quickly you will have time to make tons before Christmas! These would be a great stocking stuffer or products to sell at craft fairs too. I hope you enjoy the Wintermint Ear Warmer. Keep reading for the free crochet pattern in two sizes!

 Day four of the Seven Days of Scarfie is for the adults and the kids on your list! The Wintermint Ear Warmer is available in two sizes and is a GREAT scrap project. The adult size uses less than half of a skein of Lion Brand Scarfie yarn. I hope you enjoy today’s free crochet pattern!

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Whether you are new to Seven Days of Scarfie or you have been making along with me every single year; I am so happy you are joining in the fun! Seven Days of Scarfie started on a total whim in 2016, and I have gotten so much positive feedback on the patterns that I just keep going with it every year. I hope that you love this year’s pattern collection as much as I do! Before we get started with the first pattern - here is some information you will want to know about Seven Days of Scarfie:

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 Day four of the Seven Days of Scarfie is for the adults and the kids on your list! The Wintermint Ear Warmer is available in two sizes and is a GREAT scrap project. The adult size uses less than half of a skein of Lion Brand Scarfie yarn. I hope you enjoy today’s free crochet pattern!

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I always receive comments asking what my pieces look like worn, so I have been trying to model my pieces for you! I hope this helps to see what the patterns look like in use. As you can see from my tears in the photo below, I have super light sensitive eyes - so taking photos out in daylight is always a trick for me! But anything for you, my dear reader ;)

I hope you enjoy the Wintermint Ear Warmer today! It’s a fabulous scrap project and I pretty much want one in all the colors. I hope you like the texture of this piece because I LOVE it and I will be using this again in future patterns for sure.


Wintermint Ear Warmer - Free One Skein Scarfie Crochet Pattern in Child and Adult Sizes

 Day four of the Seven Days of Scarfie is for the adults and the kids on your list! The Wintermint Ear Warmer is available in two sizes and is a GREAT scrap project. The adult size uses less than half of a skein of Lion Brand Scarfie yarn. I hope you enjoy today’s free crochet pattern!

Supplies:


Abbreviations (written in U.S. terms):

  • ch: chain

  • sl st: slip stitch

  • BLO: back loop only

  • SC: single crochet

  • HDC: half double crochet

Gauge

6 sts x 5 rows = 2” square in HDC

Finished Size:  

Child

  • Width: 8.5”

  • Length: 4.25”

Adult

  • Width: 10”

  • Length: 4.75”

Pattern Notes

  • The chain stitches at the beginning of each round/row do not count as a stitch. 

  • The last stitch of each round is attached to the first stitch of the round with a slip stitch.

  • This pattern can be easily adjusted in size in multiples of 2

Instructions

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Child Sized

Bottom Ribbing - Working in Rows

ch 5

Row 1: SC in the second ch from the hook and SC across (4).  Turn

Row 2-46: ch 1, working in BLO, SC across (4).  Turn.

When you finish the ribbed band, fold it so that Row 1 and 46 are on top of one another.  Working through the back loop of Row 46 and the front loop of Row 1, seam the two rows together by slip stitching across.  Do not cut your yarn.  Continue on to work in rounds along the “raw” edge of ribbed band.

(remember the last stitch of each round is attached to the first stitch of the round with a slip stitch)

Round 1: ch 1, SC around the top of the band working one stitch per row (46).

Round 2: ch 1, HDC around (46)

Round 3: ch 1, *HDC in the first st, HDC in the third loop of the next st, repeat from * around (46

Round 4: ch 1, *HDC in the third loop of the first st, HDC in the next st, repeat from * around (46)

Round 5: ch 1, *HDC in the first st, HDC in the third loop of the next st, repeat from * around (46)

Round 6: ch 1, SC around (46)

Top Ribbing - Working in Rows

Starting where you ended Round 6, ch 5 sts. In the second chain from the hook, SC in the remaining 4 ch stitches.  When you get back to the beginning of the ch, sl st into the first st of Round 6.  This creates your first row of ribbing.
Row 2: sl st into the next st of Round 6, ch 1, SC in BLO across to create your next row of ribbing.  Turn. (4)

Row 3: ch 1, SC in BLO across.  Sl st into the next open st of Round 6. (4)

Row 4-46: Repeat Rows 2 (on even rows) and 3 (on odd rows) until you have gone around the entire base of the ear warmer.

After completing Row 46: Working through the BLO of Row 46 and the FLO of your starting chain, sl st across to seam the ribbing together. Tie off yarn and weave in ends. 

Adult Sized

Bottom Ribbing - Working in Rows

ch 5

Row 1: SC in the second ch from the hook and SC across (4).  Turn

Row 2-54: ch 1, working in BLO, SC across (4).  Turn.

When you finish the ribbed band, fold it so that Row 1 and 54 are on top of one another.  Working through the back loop of Row 54 and the front loop of Row 1, seam the two rows together by slip stitching across.  Do not cut your yarn.  Continue on to work in rounds along the “raw” edge of ribbed band.

(remember the last stitch of each round is attached to the first stitch of the round with a slip stitch)

Round 1: ch 1, SC around the top of the band working one stitch per row (54). 

Round 2: ch 1, HDC around (54)

Round 3: ch 1, *HDC in the first st, HDC in the third loop of the next st, repeat from * around (54)

Round 4: ch 1, *HDC in the third loop of the first st, HDC in the next st, repeat from * around (54)

Round 5-6: Repeat Rounds 3 and 4

Round 7: ch 1, SC around (54)

Top Ribbing - Working in Rows

Starting where you ended Round 7, ch 5 sts. In the second chain from the hook, SC in the remaining 4 ch stitches.  When you get back to the beginning of the ch, sl st into the first st of Round 7.  This creates your first row of ribbing.

Row 2: sl st into the next st of Round 7, ch 1, SC in BLO across to create your next row of ribbing.  Turn. (4)

Row 3: ch 1, SC in BLO across.  Sl st into the next open st of Round 7. (4)

Row 4-54: Repeat Rows 2 (on even rows) and 3 (on odd rows) until you have gone around the entire base of the ear warmer.

After completing Row 54: Working through the 

BLO of Row 54 and the FLO of your starting chain, sl st across to seam the ribbing together. Tie off yarn and weave in ends. 


If you love this Minty colorway - you’ll love the Mint-cicle Scarf from last year’s collection!


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