Free Pattern – Crochet Autumnal Ear Warmer

Create your own Autumnal Ear Warmer with this free crochet pattern. The perfect fall accessory to keep you toasty without overheating!  The simple ribbed effect is a fabulous crochet technique created when working into the back loop of a stitch across each row which creates such a beautiful texture to your crocheted fabric. 

Free pattern crochet ear warmer

Autumnal Ear Warmer | Free Crochet Headband Pattern

Simple Crochet Ribbing

From the sound of leaves crunching under your feet as you stroll through the park, the faint smell of bonfire smoke to the tips of your ears turning pink from the cold; these are all the signs of early Autumn I absolutely love! 

This ear warmer will allow you to wander for longer with out your the pink ears! 

You can grab an ad-free, printable PDF copy of this easy & simple crochet pattern directly from my Etsy or Revelry store. Just click the button below to grab your copy. 

Skill Level: Beginner

Materials :

  • 125m Sidar Jewelspun Aran (100% Acrylic; 500m/546yds per 200g ball)
  • I used shade 843 (Setting Sun) – Click here to purchase
  • 5.5 mm Crochet Hook
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry needle
  • 2 stitch markers


St(s)       Stitch(es)

HTr        Half Treble Crochet 

BLO       Back loop only

PM         Place marker

Pattern Notes :

  • Whatever your skill level with crochet, I would always recommend reading through this pattern before beginning. Get in touch if you need any help completing the pattern.
  • You will first make the headband before making the band to go around and cinch the headband to create the bow shape. 
  • A Half Treble crochet will be worked in to the 1st and last stitch of each row to create a neat edge to help with sewing up. 
  • Ch1 does not count as a stitch throughout this pattern.

How to Make an Autumnal Ear Warmer



Chain should measure 22 inches. If yours is longer, try making your chain and completing the pattern with a smaller hook. 

Row 1: HTr in 2nd Ch from hook and in each Ch aross to end. Turn.(76) Place marker in 1st stitch when completed.

Row 2: Ch1 (does not count as a st), HTr in to same stitch as Ch1, HTr in BLO in each st across. HTr into final st. 

PM into 1st St once made to help easily recognise which stitch to not work into back loop.

Rows 3-14: Repeat Row 2

At the end of Row 14, fasten off leaving a long tail to sew up. 

Sewing Up The Headband

Place the ends of the headband together, ensuring it is not twisted and whip stitch the ends together, forming the headband.

free crochet ear warmer pattern

Small Band


Row 1: HTr in 2nd Ch from hook and in each Ch across to end. Turn.(14)

Row 2: Ch1, HTr in each stitch across. Turn.(14)

Row 3: Repeat Row 2. Fasten off leaving a tail to sew up.

Sewing Up & Together 

  • Wrap the small band around the headband, over the seam. cinching the headband into a bow shape. 
  • Whip stitch the ends of the smaller band together. 
  • Check the position of the headband and adjust until you are happy with the cinching. 
  • Sew the seam of smaller band to the headband to secure them together and ensure the smaller band doesn’t slip and show the seam of the headband. 
  • Weave in all the ends and pop on your walking shoes, ready to step it out knowing you ears will be toasty!  

I hope you’ve enjoyed making this free crochet ear warmer and it helps you Fall In Love with Autumn. I’d love to see your completed pattern so don’t forget to tag me in a photo on Instagram!

Don’t forget you can purchase the printable PDF version of this crochet pattern over on my Etsy Store – 

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