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As the weather changes, are you looking for something to keep your ears warm and your hair out of your way? The Blooming Headband is the solution. An intermediate, but beginner friendly crochet ear warmer pattern, the Blooming Headband was inspired by the Blooming Cowl and is the perfect coordinating accessory.
While I don’t have any hair myself, I remember the days when I did and I often longed for a headband like this in winter and think that’s what compelled me to make one even though I look completely ridiculous in it! This is a great accessory as it keeps your ears warm, is stylish and will not mess with your hair so is messy bun approved!
Intermediate Earwarmer – yarn and tips
The Blooming Headband is an intermediate crochet pattern as it includes a more advanced technique – the moebius. However, I firmly believe that this pattern is achievable for beginners, especially if you are a bit gung ho or like a challenge.
If you haven’t tried the moebius before, then check out the tutorial video here, shared by Sunflower Cottage Crochet.
Loving the Moebius technique? Check out the Stella Moebius here.
The stitch pattern used in this intermediate ear warmer pattern is a combination of stitches. The blossom stitch – found in my stitch guide, the v-stitch – an easy repeating stitch that works up quickly and is a favourite of many crocheters and the humble single crochet.
The combination of these stitches creates a dense but light and airy fabric with a reasonable amount of stretch which to my mind at least, is perfect for making wearables as it gives some room for error and adjusting for comfort.
Having fallen in love with the Scheepjes Whirl Fine Art while making the Blooming Cowl, I used the remains of my first cake to design this pattern. However, it wasn’t enough and so I rummaged around my stash for a suitable alternative yarn and came up with the Deramores Studio Merino Dk.
If you haven’t tried this yarn, then do. I am a very big fan of natural fibres and love to try them all. When Deramores released this addition to their home range in 2020, I was quick to order a few balls but couldn’t figure out what to make with them.
This was partly down to the fact that I failed to read the information in my haste to buy and what I had received was 5 x 50g balls, instead of the 5 x100g balls I am used to receiving when ordering dk weight yarns!
This intermediate crochet headwarmer pattern uses 1 x50g of this gorgeous yarn. 100% merino, machine washable and a very soft and pliable texture, I personally think this yarn is a steal. It is priced at £3.59 per ball, which compared to similar yarns of the same fibre content is amazing. My only gripe – they don’t have enough colours. But as I said it’s new, so, fingers crossed there will be more.
Blooming Headband details
The Blooming Headband intermediate crochet ear warmer pattern is written in US terms.
Materials: 1 x Deramores Studio Merino Dk, or 35g/50yds of your favourite dk weight yarn
Other items: Stitch Markers, darning needle, scissors
Techniques and Stitches:
The cowl is constructed using the moebius technique.
While the pattern has a steady repeating pattern it is important to use stitch markers.
Be mindful of the start and finish of each round
Blooming Headband – Collaborations
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Blooming Headband – FREE PATTERN
Skill Level: Beginner
Terms: US Terms
Deramores Studio Merino DK 115m/126yds
Approx 35g / 44yds used – colours shown Maui, Onyx, Poseidon
Scissors, darning needle, stitch marker
Gauge: 19 stitches x 14 rows (7 repeats) = 4inSize: 15 inches x 27 inches
- This earwarmer is made using the mobius technique
- There is no seam – pay close attention to beg/end of rows
- Do not turn your work
- Ch1 at beginning of rounds does not count as a stitch
- Ch4 at the beginning of rounds counts as dc + ch1 sp
Single Crochet – sc
Double Crochet – dc
Chain – ch
Slip Stitch – sl st
Ch100 – join with a slip stitch to the beginning ch being careful not to twist your chain.
*tip – to avoid twisting your chain, make 5-10 chains. Remove your hook from the working loop and insert it into the first ch, insert back through the working loop and continue to make your chains. Once you have reached the required number, yarn over and pull through both loops on the hook to join and create your loop.
Ch3, sk1, [(dc, ch1, dc) in the next, sk1, sc in the next, sk1] repeat to the end of the round. DO NOT JOIN. Rotate your work so that the BOTTOM of the first ch3 is visible.
Insert your hook here and CONTINUE the stitch pattern around until you reach the beginning ch3 again. *tip – you will be making your dc, ch1, dc group in the base of the sc, and the sc in the base of the dc, ch1, dc, group.
Join here with a sl st in the top of the beg ch3. There will be a small hole here – this is normal and we will close this at the end of the piece.
You should now have a loop with a gentle twist that will not lay flat.
Sl st to the next ch1 sp, ch1 (does not count as a st) sc in the ch1 sp.
Place a marker in this sc to mark the beg/end of the round. As your piece grows move this marker to the first st of subsequent rounds.
3dc in the next sc, [sc in the next ch1 sp, 3dc in the next sc] repeat this to the end of the round. Join with a sl st in the top of the beginning sc
Ch4 (counts as dc, ch1), dc into the base of the same st, sc into the 2nd dc of the next 3dc group, [(dc, ch1, dc) into the next sc, sc into the 2nd dc of the 3dc group] repeat this to the end of the round. Join with a sl st to the 3rd chain of the beg ch4.
Sl st to the next ch1 sp, ch1 (does not count as a st), sc in the ch1 sp, 3dc in the next sc, [sc in the next ch1 sp, 3dc in the next sc] repeat this to the beginning of the round. Join with a sl st in the top of the beginning sc
Row 5 – 22 (or to desired size):
Repeat rounds 3 and 4 ending on round 4.
I completed 22 rounds total with 13g of yarn remaining
Tie off and secure your ends.
Remember to use your darning needle and weave through the small hole at the start to close the gap. A gentle tug and 1 or 2 stitches should close the hole.
I hope you enjoyed making your intermediate crochet ear warmer the Blooming Headband.
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By for now,