Wake and Whimsy

The Ear Warmer


For those of us who have sensitive ears, such as myself, you have to own a good ear warmer when the cold, windy weather hits. This knitted ear warmer is not only stylish, but it is durable, machine washable, and useful. As I’ve stated before, I love functionality, and this has all of the function without losing any of the style.




You Can Do It Too:

Use any yarn you would like–just remember, the thicker the yarn, the less stitches you need to cast on.

Using a medium weight yarn and size 8US needles, I cast on 18 stitches.

You can either do a basic knit stitch or a rib stitch, and just keep going until it fits around your head.

Once you’ve reached your desired length, sew the ends together using a yarn needle. Next, you need to cinch it in the middle (where the ends are connected). You can do this by pinching a small portion of the knitted yarn, and sewing it together, bringing the ends to the middle. This will be the inside of your ear warmer

For the knot: Cast on 6 stitches, knit until it comfortably wraps around the middle of the ear warmer, where it is cinched together.

Wrap this  around the middle of the ear warmer, and  sew the ends together with your yarn needle. 

Turn the whole thing inside out so that none of the seams are showing, and you’re done!

**For a great video tutorial on how to do a knit stitch, click here! And for a rib stitch, click here!**



24 thoughts on “The Ear Warmer

  1. Hi! I’m in the process of making this and am running into the issue you mentioned in your tip about making sure it’s not too big because it stretches so much. I’m wanting it to be about 18inches in circumference but should I measure it when it’s just laying normal, or stretch it out and measure it then? Love the pattern by the way I’m super excited for the outcome 🙂

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  3. Can you please give me a web site so that I an learn how to make a moss stitch and a rib stitch.
    Thank You for a great idea!

    A non-English speaker

  4. I will be moving to TX soon from Southern CA. I can’t wait! It’s snowing there (in Irving, TX) right now, so I plan to use your gorgeous pattern to make these in my fave colors, plus I’ll be making them for gifts. Thank you so much for a beautiful-but-simple ear warmer!

  5. made this for my daughter and she loves it. I used one ball of cashmerino yarn, very soft and size 7 needles. I used the moss stitch.

  6. This is a lovely, interesting pattern. I’m so enjoying making it for my daughter.

  7. I teach a group of kids how to knit after school. They are called the KnitWits! This is a perfect pattern for them. Quick and easy, they will feel success right away!

  8. My daughter in law won’t wear a hat, but she’ll wear this !

  9. just started to knit this sounds easy .. thank you

  10. Thank you for the ear warmer to knit I’m a beginer and did ask could you do a pattern like this and you delivered brill kathy

  11. This is lovely. I’m back to knitting after – yes – thirty years and I was always a beginner. Projects like this are wonderful for someone like me. Thank you so much. I shall make for myself and my daughters.

  12. Thank you so much for this!!! i’m attempting to teach myself how to knit, and yours is the best, clearest and most concise pattern I’ve found!
    Thank you for not daunting a totally novice knitter 🙂


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