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Sorrento Ear Warmer Free Crochet Pattern

The Sorrento Ear Warmer Crochet Pattern combines texture and color for a cozy headband. This warm earwarmer pops with bobble stitches and stripes.

Two different colors create the beautiful striping, but of course, a solid or self striping yarn would be lovely also.

The free crochet pattern for this ear warmer is below and includes photos for each row or section. For even more support all the stitches have tutorial links as well.

Bobble stitch earwarmer on woman in beige and peach.

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Yarn

I use Paintbox Simply Chunky yarn, this is a #5 bulky weight yarn. However, I find it to be thinner than many other in it’s weight. You can use #4 medium worsted weight yarn, if you can meet gauge.

A #5 bulky weight yarn that is similar is Red Heart Soft Essentials.* Or thicker #4 yarns, like Red Heart With Love* should work well also.

The best way to check is just to work up a gauge swatch!

Stitches in this Ear Warmer

The Sorrento features a combination of stitches to achieve all that textured goodness.

I link up tutorials in the Stitches section. Since this pattern uses bobbles and post stitches (among others) the level is intermediate.

However, an advanced beginner can make this headband pattern too. I include pictures of almost every row, and many are repeats.

Again, most of the stitches have tutorials, so beginners can use those to help them learn (or remember) new stitches.

Ear warmer crochet flat with hook and scissors.
The other side that doesn’t show the bobbles is just as textured and interesting!

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Side view of textured ear warmer.

Materials

  • 2 balls of Paintbox Simply Chunky Yarn a #5 bulky weight yarn (100% Acrylic, 100g/3.5oz, 149 yd/136m) color: Vanilla Cream (MC) and Vintage Pink (CC).
  • A comparable substitute is Red Heart Soft Essentials, or you may be able to meet gauge with a #4 medium weight yarn, as this is a thinner #5 yarn.
  • 5mm US size H crochet hook, or hook needed to meet gauge. I love my Furls ergonomic hooks.*
  • yarn needle
  • scissors
  • measuring tape

My favorite Hooks are Furls* and Clover*!

Notes

  1. Ch 3 counts as a stitch, I highly recommend using a ch 3 alternative, here are my favorites.
  2. Ch 1 does not count as a stitch. 
  3. Stitch multiple is 4 +3.

Laid flat bobble texture ear warmer.

Stitches/Abbreviations (US Terms)

Click any of these links for the tutorial.

How to Change Colors at the End of a Row and throughout a row.

blo-back loop only

bo-Bobble stitch: yarn over, insert hook into stitch to be worked, yarn over & pull up a loop, yarn over & pull through two loops; working into the same stitch repeat 4 more times; you will have 6 loops on the hook, yarn over & pull through all of them, do not ch 1.

BPhdc-back post half double crochet is made the same way a back post double crochet is but by using the hdc stitch instead.

CC-contrast color 

ch(s)-chain(s)

dc-double crochet

Esc-extended single crochet: Insert hook into stitch, yarn over (yo) and draw up a loop, yo again and pull through 1 loop on your hook (2 loops left on hook), yo and pull through last 2 loops on hook.

fdc-foundation double crochet

flo-front loop only

FPhdc-the front post half double crochet is made the same way a front post double crochet is but by using the hdc stitch instead. *The FPhdc is very thick and some may consider substituting the FPdc in this section.

MC-main color 

rep-repeat

RS-right side

sk-skip the indicated stitch

sl st-slip stitch 

st(s)-stitch(es)

tlo hdc-third loop half double crochet work the hdc in the 3rd loop-the horizontal strand that runs across the back of a hdc.

WS-wrong side

Back of earwarmer post stitches.

Gauge

3”/7.6cm x 3”/7.6cm = 8 dc x 5 rows of dc

Level

Intermediate

Construction

The number of stitches will give you the width of your earwarmer. You can add/subtract 4 to my starting chain to increase/decrease your width.

The number of rows gives you the length. For a longer/shorter earwarmer you can repeat/leave out a section or row.

Finished Dimensions

5.5”/14cm wide with border x 18”/45.7cm long unblocked; stretches to fit head circumference 20”51cm-22”/56cm.

Woman in beige and peach bobble earwarmer.

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Pin image woman in crochet earwarmer.

Video Tutorial

If you’re looking for more video help, the full, row by row video tutorial for the Sorrento Shawl is available here on my YouTube channel.

Textured Ear Warmer Pattern

Woman in beige and peach bobble earwarmer.

Sorrento Ear Warmer Crochet 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

The Sorrento Ear Warmer features texture in every row. This cozy headband will keep you warm and stylish.

Materials

  • 2 balls of Paintbox Simply Chunky Yarn (100g/3.5oz), this yarn is labeled as #5 chunky weight yarn, a comparable substitute is Red Heart Soft Essentials, or you may be able to meet gauge with a #4 medium weight yarn.
  • Pictured in Vanilla Cream (MC) and Vintage Pink (CC)

Tools

  • 5mm crochet hook, or hook needed to meet gauge.
  • yarn needle
  • scissors
  • measuring tape

Instructions

  1. Row 1. In MC Fdc 15 or ch 17 and dc in 2nd ch from your hook and each ch across. (15 sts)
  2. Row 2. (WS) In CC ch 1, in same st sc, *bo in next st, sc in next 3 sts, rep til 2 sts left, bo in next st, sc in last st, turn. (15 sts)
  3. Row 3. (RS) In MC Ch 3, dc in each st across, turn.
  4. Row 4. Rep Row 2.
  5. Row 5. Rep Row 3.
  6. Row 6. In MC Ch 3, *{sc in next st, dc in next st}, rep from * across, turn.
  7. Row 7. Ch 1, in same st sc, *{dc in next st, sc in next st}, rep from * across, turn.
  8. Row 8. Rep Row 6.
  9. Row 9. Rep Row 7.Bobble rows and lemon peel rows.
  10. Row 10. Rep Row 6.
  11. Row 11. Rep Row 7.
  12. Row 12. In MC Ch 3, dc in each st across, turn.
  13. Row 13. In CC Ch 1, starting in same st hdc in each st across, turn.
  14. Row 14. Ch 1, starting in same st tlo hdc in each st across, turn.
  15. 3rd loop ridge below half double crochet stitches.Row 15. (RS) In MC, Ch 1, starting in same st hdc in each st across, turn. The next section is very thick compared to the others and pulls in more on the edge. I added esc-extended single crochets here when I added the sc border to help even it out. Blocking also helps.
  16. Row 16. (WS) Ch 1, hdc in same st, FPhdc, *{BPhdc, FPhdc} rep from * across, hdc in last st, turn.
  17. Row 17. (RS) Ch 1 hdc in same st, FPhdc in each st across until 1 st left, hdc in last st, turn.
  18. Wrong side for front post half double crochet texture.Row 18. (WS) Rep Row 16.
  19. Front post stitches.Row 19. (RS) Rep Row 17.
  20. Back of work with post stitches.Row 20. (WS) Rep Row 16.
  21. Front of post section. Row 21. (RS) Rep Row 17. (7 rows total from color change-Row 15)
  22. Double crochet row in main color.Row 22. (WS) Ch 3, dc in each st across, turn.
  23. Single crochet in contrast color.Row 23. In CC, Ch 1, starting in same st sc in each st across, turn.
  24. Row 24 starts alternating.Row 24. Ch 1, in same st sc, *{hdc in next st, sc in next st} rep from *across, turn.
  25. Alternating single crochet and half doubles.Row 25. Ch 1, in same st hdc, *{sc in next st, hdc in next st} rep from * across, turn.
  26. Repeats of the half double crochets and singles.Rows 26-27. Rep Rows 24-25 again.

    Row 28. In MC, Ch 1, starting in same st hdc in each st across, turn.
    Two rows of half double crochet in main color.Row 29. Rep last row.

    Row 30. Ch 3, *{sc in next st, dc in next st}, rep from * across, turn.
    Row 31. Ch 1, in same st sc, *{dc in next st, sc in next st}, rep from * across, turn.
    Rows 32-33. Rep Rows 30-31.

    Row 34. In CC, Ch 1, starting in same st hdc in each st across, turn.
    Two rows of half double crochet in contrast color.Rows 35. Rep last row.

    Row 36. (WS) In MC, Ch 1, in same st sc, *bo in next st, sc in next 3 sts, rep til 2 sts left, bo in next st, sc in last st, turn. (187 sts)Bobbles in main color across.

    Row 37. In CC, Ch 1, starting in same st hdc in each st across, turn.
    Two rows of half double crochet in contrast.Row 38. Rep last row.

    Row 39. In MC, Ch 3, *{flo dc in next st, blo dc in next st} rep from * across until one st left, dc in last st, turn.

    Row 40. Ch 3, *{blo dc in next st, flo dc in next st} rep from * across until one st left, dc in last st, turn.

    Row 41. Rep Row 39.
    Row 42. Rep Row 40.
    Row 43. Rep Row 39. = 18” long

    Leave a long tail for seaming. Cut yarn.

Block

Block your earwarmer here. Pay special attention to the front post half double crochet section, as it is so tight.

Seam

  1. Fold earwarmer in half with RS touching.
  2. Sew short ends together.

Border

  1. Join CC on outside edge with sl st.
  2. Ch 1, sc evenly around, join with sl st to first st. Cut yarn.
  3. Rep on other edge. Cut yarn and weave in ends.

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