UA-59651954-28 Crafty Allie: Knitted Ear Warmer Headband with Interchangeable Flowers

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Knitted Ear Warmer Headband with Interchangeable Flowers



My sister has been asking me for one of these for about a year now. She almost bought one on her way over Monday for "SHT" (Sister Hang Time). Thankfully she decided to tell me about how she almost bought one, thinking I would get the hint, but what she didn't already know is I finally made one for her, with flowers.

I have made a few of these for some of my customers. They are really easy to make.

I used Loops and Threads Black Charisma Yarn.

I used a medium knitting loom.

First start out by wrapping your yarn around each peg in an "e".

Purl knit the next stitch. Slip your tool under the top loop at the outside of the loom peg, grab the bottom loop and pull it up through the top loop. Use your  hook to pull what used to be the top loop over the top of the peg and replace what was the bottom loop on the peg. 

Then the on the third row you will e wrap again.

If your more hands on, then watch this video.

GoodKnitKisses is a great teacher!

So basically knit purl, next row: e wrap.
Do this for four rows.

Then just e wrap the remaining time.

I e wrapped for approximately 
5 1/2 inches and then pulled the bottom up through the loom and put each loop onto each peg. 
Then pull the bottom row over the top loops. 

This will double the headband and keep your ears extra toasty!

To cast off, I e wrap each peg then knit over, and then e wrap it and knit again and  then remove it from the loop from the peg and place it onto the peg next to it. Remember to e wrap and knit twice on each peg before moving it over to the next peg. Doing this twice will make it just a tad looser. Only e wrapping once will make it too tight and it won't fit on your forehead. On the last peg cut the yarn leaving a half inch tail.
Repeat one last time two e wraps, then 
Wrap the yarn around the peg one more time and feed the yarn though the loop, to make a knot. 
With a  crochet hook or your yarn needle, hide the tail into the headband.


Now for the Flowers...


As you can see I added a clip to the back of each one so you can change them out :)

To make these flowers:
Crochet a foundation chain of four stitches using a size J or K hook for the thicker yarns. For regular worsted- weight yarn I use a H hook and chain 5 chains.


Slip stitch into the first chain to join the foundation chain into a ring. Chain one and single crochet 8 times into the ring to form the center of your flower. Slip stitch into the chain stitch to join the round.



Chain one into the next stitch to begin your first pedal, then work the following pattern into the next stitch: 

One Single Crochet and 2 double crochets and then one more single crochet. Continue this pattern into each stitch. You only want 5 pedals though. So you will need to skip 3 stitchs. I usually crochet two pedals and then skip a stitch.  Then crochet one pedal, and skip a stitch. Then crochet two pedals and then skip a stitch.

At the end of the 5 pedals slip stitch into the first stitch on the first pedal.

Chain  4 then flip your flower over to the back and double crochet into the very first single crochet on the first row (the ring). Chain 3 and crochet another double into the next single crochet. Chain 3 after each double crochet and crochet into each one of the eight single ring crochets.

When you have done all 8, then slip stitch into the first hole.

Chain one and flip over to the front of the flower.

Single Crochet into the first  hole, then 3 double crochets and end with another single crochet. 

Repeat into each hole. You will have 8 pedals  when you have finished the last pedal, and then slip stitch into the first stitch of the first pedal.

Chain 5 and flip over to the back of the flower again. Double crochet into the next double crochet, then chain 4 and double crochet into the next. Repeat like you did on the back side of the 2nd flower. 

At the end of the 8th double crochet, slip stitch into the 1st hole. 

Chain 1 and flip back over to the front of the flower.

Single Crochet into the first whole and then crochet 4 doubles and end the pedal with another single crochet.

Repeat into each hole and then slip stitch into the 1st stitch on the first pedal.

Now your flower is complete.


I sometimes feel though these are too holey. If you feel this way too, you can chain only 2 instead of 4 on the 2nd flower (when you flip it over and crochet on the back side).

Instead of a double crochet you can do a single and then crochet 2 instead of 3 between each single crochet.

One the 3rd flower chain 3 and do single crochets again and two chains between each single crochet.

The pedal won't be as big, but... it will way less holey. I did that on the gray flower and the pink multicolored flower.

Hope this tutorial has helped, and can't wait to see your creations! Don't forget to invite me to see yours.

Thanks for tuning in! I hope everyone has a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving! 
Until next time...
Boogieboard Cottage

6 comments:

  1. I love crocheting flowers (it can be quite addictive!) but there's only so many things I've found to do with them! This is great, I love the chunkiness of them, they go so well with the cosy ear warmer. The hair clips on the back is genius!

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  2. Yes, I know I like to crochet them too, they are pretty quick, and don't require much thinking! I can just watch some tv and crochet. And yes they really do look great on the ear warmers. I get a lot of compliments.

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  3. I love this ear warmers! I featured you this week on my top ten picks at Boogieboard Cottage. Have a blessed week, Mary

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  4. Love these, how pretty and great for this really cold weather. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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  5. Adorable! Thanks for sharing at Silver Pennies Sundays. x

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