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Verso Earwarmer Crochet Pattern

The Verso Earwarmer features textured stripes so you can stay warm and stylish. This free crochet pattern includes sizes to fit toddlers through adult.

Creating the texture is an easy with a combination of stitches. A crochet earwarmer makes an excellent gift.

The earwarmer I’m wearing in the pictures here only uses about 70 yards of yarn. So this little project can be a great stash buster for all those odds and ends you may have laying around.

The fit is easy to customize with these bottom up pieces. A nice, snug ribbing keeps this earwarmer in place.

I love the contrast these two colors give as well.

Woman in dark grey and light striped crochet earwarmer.
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The Yarn

For the Verso Earwarmer I use Whims Merino yarn. Made for crocheters, the z-twist of this yarn allows for hook and yarn to work together, maintaining the yarn’s twist.

Whims Merino* is a merino wool + nylon blend, which adds springiness and strength to the yarn. It’s superwash merino which means it won’t felt either. This yarn really made the crochet lace of this scarf shine.

The stitch definition with Whims is fantastic. Meanwhile the fabric retains its softness and drape.

This is a #4 medium worsted weight yarn.

Textured crochet stitches up close.

Stitches in the Pattern

The main section of this earwarmer crochets up easily in alternating double crochets and slip stitches. To keep the texture popping be sure to turn after you join your rounds.

To get that exquisite fitting ribbing you’ll use the front post double crochet stitch. If this is a new for you, there’s a tutorial for that! Link is in the Stitches/Abbreviations section.

Flat lay of scissors, peach hook and striped ear warmer.

More Verso Patterns

If you love this stitch combination, be sure to check out the other crochet patterns in the Verso Collection. The Verso Beanie and matching Verso Scarf use similar striping and the same textured stitches.

Materials

  • #4 medium weight yarn, pictured in Furls Whims Merino light grey + charcoal
  • Rec yarn by size: 
  • Baby (MC) ~18 yds/16m and (CC) ~18 yds/16m
  • Toddler (MC) ~20 yds/18m and (CC) ~20 yds/18m
  • Child (MC) ~25 yds/23m and (CC) ~25 yds/23m
  • Teen/Sm Adult (MC) ~30 yds/27m and (CC) ~30 yds/27m
  • M/L Adult (MC) ~35 yds/32m and (CC) ~35 yds/32m
  • 4.5mm crochet hook for ribbing, 5mm hook for the rest, or hooks needed to meet gauge.
  • yarn needle
  • scissors
  • measuring tape

Notes

  1. Ch 3 counts as a stitch, I highly recommend using a ch 3 alternative, here’s my favorite.
  2. The slip stitch to join each round does not count as a st.
  3. When working the (dc, sl st) rounds Rnd 1 for the Main Section, the last sl st of the round can be hard to see, you may consider using a stitch marker to help.
  4. The band is worked in the round. The Main Section is worked in the round, but joined and turned so the texture “pops” on the right side.
  5. Stitch multiple is 2.

Level

Intermediate

Gauge

4”/10cm x 4”/10cm = 15 dc x 11 rnds of the Main Section rnds 1-2, with 5mm hook, after blocking

I used a merino wool which relaxes a lot in blocking. Please check your gauge for best fit.

Construction

This ear warmer is worked bottom up, in the round. You’ll join to form the band and continue in the same direction, working in the round. You’ll join and turn each round, working on both sides of the fabric.

Flat lay of scissors, peach hook and striped ear warmer.

Fit/Adjustment

Negative Ease = 2”/5cm where hat ribbing is intentionally 2”/5cm smaller than head circumference and stretches to fit.

To fit age (head circumference): baby 6-12 mos (16”/40.6cm) toddler (18”/45.7cm), child (20”/50.8cm), teen/sm adult (21”/53.3cm), med/lg adult (22”/56cm)

Stitches/Abbreviations-US Terms

CC-contrast color 

ch(s)-chain(s)

dc-double crochet

fdc-foundation double crochet

FPdc-front post double crochet

MC-main color 

rep-repeat

sc-single crochet

sk-skip the indicated stitch

sl st-slip stitch 

st(s)-stitch(es)

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Woman in dark grey and light striped crochet earwarmer.

You can purchase the ad-free, well formatted, printable PDF for this pattern in one of my shops. Scroll down for the free pattern.

Flat lay of scissors, peach hook and striped ear warmer.

Verso Crochet Earwarmer Pattern

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 1 hour
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Difficulty: Intermediate
Estimated Cost: $10

Free crochet earwarmer featuring textured stripes that are easy and keep you warm.

Materials

  • #4 medium weight yarn, pictured in Furls Whims Merino light grey + charcoal
  • Rec yarn by size:
  • Baby (MC) ~18 yds/16m and (CC) ~18 yds/16m
  • Toddler (MC) ~20 yds/18m and (CC) ~20 yds/18
  • Child (MC) ~25 yds/23m and (CC) ~25 yds/23m
  • Teen/Sm Adult (MC) ~30 yds/27m and (CC) ~30 yds/27m
  • M/L Adult (MC) ~35 yds/32m and (CC) ~35 yds/32m

Tools

  • 4.5mm crochet hook for ribbing, 5mm hook for the rest, or hooks needed to
  • meet gauge.
  • yarn needle
  • scissors
  • measuring tape

Instructions

Band
Baby (Toddler, Child, Teen/Sm Adult, M/L Adult)
In CC, with 4.5mm hook

  1. Rnd 1. (RS) Fdc 46 (54, 62, 70, 78) or ch 48 (56, 64, 72, 78) and dc in 3rd ch from your hook and in each ch across, join with sl st to form a ring for the band. (46, 54, 62, 70, 78 sts) = 12”/30.5cm (14”/35.6cm, 16”/40.6cm, 18”/45.7cm, 20”/50.8”) before blocking
    If you need to adjust the size, add or subtract stitches in 2s.
  2. Rnd 2. Ch 3 (counts), FPdc in next st, *{dc in next st, FPdc in next st} rep from * around, join with sl st. (46, 54, 62, 70, 78 sts)
  3. Rnd 3. Rep Rnd 2.
  4. Cut yarn after band ribbing and join new color so wrong side (the inside) of band is facing you.

Flat lay of scissors, peach hook and striped ear warmer.Main Section
Now you will join and TURN each round.

In MC, with 5mm hook

  1. Rnd 1. Ch 3 (counts), sl st in next st, *{Dc in next st, sl st in next st} rep from * around, join with a sl st and turn. (46, 54, 62, 70, 78 sts)
  2. Rnd 2. Ch 3, dc in each st around, join with a sl st and turn.
  3. Rnd 3. Rep Rnd 1. Baby/Toddler stop here + go to Rnd 6.
  4. Rnd 4. Rep Rnd 2
  5. Rnd 5. Rep Rnd 1.
  6. IN CC Rnd 6. Rep Rnd 2.
  7. Rnd 7. Ch 1, sc in same st and in each st around, join with a sl st.
  8. ~3”/7.6cm tall for baby/toddler, 4”/10cm for all others, before blocking.

Finishing

  1. Cut yarn and weave in ends.
  2. Block your ear warmer.

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