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!