Author:
Chenoa Wilcox

Chenoa Wilcox is a member of THN Dream Team and the creator behind jellyKNITTING, the creative outlet where she shares her creations and publishes her patterns. When she isn’t knitting or crocheting, Chenoa is either working in a biology lab, playing with snails in hot-springs (does that even count as graduate school?), or trying to train her cats to stop stealing her yarn. Chenoa is slowly replacing all the fast-fashion pieces in her closet with hand-made knit and crochet items, from sweaters to dresses to hats and scarves.

Cynoglossum and Osima Crochet Ear Warmers - Lite Edition by Chenoa Wilcox

Maker
10/29/2020

Things are cooling down around here, and I’m starting to think about all things cozy! Ear warmers have been a favorite of mine lately, and I wanted to share on the blog two amazing textured patterns that you can make with The Hook Nook Small Stuff yarn. Strap in for a double-header, because below you’ll find patterns for the crochet Cynoglossum Ear Warmer Lite and knit Osmia Ear Warmer Lite!

Pattern 1: Cynoglossum Ear Warmer Lite 

Here are the abbreviations and required skills for this crochet pattern

Chain (ch)

Single crochet (sc)

Double crochet (dc)

Special front post double crochet (sfpdc) - work a front post double crochet around the post of the double crochet stitch 2 rows below the stitch you are working 

See the original blog post for the Cynoglossum Ear Warmer here for a more detailed stitch tutorial!

Stitch(es) (st/sts)

Right side (RS)

Wrong side (WS)

Supplies for the Cynoglossum Ear Warmer Lite:


Approximately 50 g (135 yards) of The Hook Nook “Small Stuff” yarn, or similar yarn

4.5 mm crochet hook (or size needed to obtain gauge) 

Sewing needle or ends weaver (for finishing)

Gauge

18 sts x 16 rows = 4” x 4” (10 cm x 10 cm) in pattern

*Note: your st gauge is much more important for this pattern than your row gauge. If your st gauge is correct, you can proceed whether or not your row gauge is correct.

Cynoglossum Ear Warmer Lite Pattern

Ch 17 sts.

Row 1: ch 1 to turn. Sc across row. You should have 17 sts.

Row 2: turn and ch 3 (counts as your first st), then dc across row.

Row 3 (WS): ch 1 to turn (does not count as a st), and sc across your row.

Row 4 (RS): ch 3 to turn (counts as your first dc), *sfpdc, dc*. Repeat part within * * to end of row.

Row 5: ch 1 to turn, sc across row.

Row 6: ch 3 to turn (counts as your first dc), dc, *sfpdc, dc*. Repeat part within * * until 1 st remains, dc.

Repeat Rows 3-6 until your piece measures about 20” (50 cm) from the foundation chain.

Note: It’s OK if you don’t end on a perfect pattern repeat, since this will be the back of your headband.

Cut yarn and fasten off, leaving about 18” (45 cm) of yarn for seaming.

Using your ends weaver or sewing needle, whip stitch your final row to your beginning row. If you want your headband to taper, you can scrunch these sts together by pulling very tight as you seam. Tie off, sew in ends.

Pattern 2: Osmia Ear Warmer Lite 

Here are the abbreviations and required skills for this knit pattern:

Cast on (co)

Knit (k)

Purl (p)

Cable 4 forward (C4F)

Slip the next 2 sts from your left needle onto a cable needle. Hold cable needle to the front of your work. K the next 2 sts off your left neede. K the 2 sts off your cable needle.

Cable 4 behind (C4B)

Slip the next 2 sts from your left needle onto a cable needle. Hold cable needle to the back of your work. K the next 2 sts off your left neede. K the 2 sts off your cable needle.

Stitch(es) (st/sts)

Right side (RS)

Wrong side (WS)

Supplies for the Osmia Ear Warmer Lite:


Approximately 50 g (135 yards) of The Hook Nook “Small Stuff” yarn, or similar yarn

5 mm knitting needles (or size needed to obtain gauge) 

Cable needle

Sewing needle or ends weaver (for finishing)

Gauge

36 sts x 24 rows = 4” x 4” (10 cm x 10 cm) in pattern

*Note:

your st gauge is much more important for this pattern than your row gauge. If your st gauge is correct, you can proceed whether or not your row gauge is correct.

Osmia Ear Warmer Lite Pattern

Co 40 sts.

Row 1: (RS) k all sts 

Row 2: (WS) p all sts 

Row 3: *C4B, C4F*. Repeat within * * until the end of the row. 

Row 4: p all sts.

Row 5: k all sts 

Row 6: p all sts 

Row 7: *C4F, C4B*. Repeat within * * until the end of the row. 

Row 8: p all sts.

Continue repeating rows 1-8 until you reach your piece measures 17” (19”) from the cast on edge. 

Note

It’s OK if you don’t end on a perfect pattern repeat, since this will be the back of your headband.

Cut yarn, leaving about 18” (45 cm) of yarn for seaming.

Using your ends weaver or sewing needle, graft your CO edge and your live sts together using kitchener stitch. Cinch tight if you would like to give it a bit of ruching. Tie off, sew in ends. 

I would love it if you shared pictures of your ear warmers and tagged them with #CynoglossumEarwarmer for the crochet version or #OsmiaEarwarmer for the knit version. Feel free to check out my website for more of my work, and for information on where you can purchase my patterns. Fully-formatted PDFs of these patterns will be available for purchase soon.

Thank you for crafting along, and I hope you love your new knit or crochet ear warmers!

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