“Santa Baby” Earwarmer – Crochet Pattern

"Santa Baby" EarwarmerI wanted something festive for the Christmas season, but I didn’t want to make a hat, because sometimes I wear my hair up and that doesn’t work well with a hat. So, I came up with a design for an ear warmer that looks a lot like some santa hats, complete with a belt and fur. I hope you like it as much as I enjoyed designing it!

Materials:
– ½ ball of worsted weight yarn in red. (I used Lionbrand Vanna’s Choice in Cranberry)"Santa Baby" Earwarmer
– 
¼ ball of worsted weight yarn in black. (I used Lionbrand Vanna’s Choice in Black)
– small amount of worsted weight yarn in yellow/gold. (I used Lionbrand Vanna’s Choice in Mustard)
– small amount of bulky, fluffy weight yarn in white. (I used Bernat Pipsqueak in Whitey White)
– Size H (5.0mm) Crochet Hook
– Size K (6.5mm) Crochet Hook
– 1″ button

Size:
Small Adult/Teen – fits 21-23″ head circumference
Large Adult – fits 22-24″ head circumference (size changes will be indicated in parentheses and italics) 

Guage:
4 [dc + ch 1] x 7 rows in Moss Stitch = 2″ x 2″

Abbreviations:
ch = Chain
sp(s) = space(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)
sl st = Slip Stitch
sk = Skip

sc = Single Crochet
sc2tog = Single Crochet 2 Together
hdc = Half Double Crochet
hdc dec = Half Double Crochet Decrease
dc = Double Crochet
blo = Back Loop Only
RS = Right Side
WS = Wrong Side
FO = Finish Off

Special Stitches:
DSC_8612_ps_LDC_YouTubeLogoLdc – Long Double Crochet Linen Stitch: Work a double crochet (dc) in the st indicated one row below the previous row worked. This stitch will be worked around the previous row worked. (Also see Extended Moss Stitch)

Earwarmer:
With Red and H (5.0mm) hook, ch 9
Row 1: hdc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in each ch across, turn. (8)
Row 2: ch 2 (counts as hdc, now and throughout), hdc in same st, hdc 6, 2 hdc in last st, turn. (10)
Row 3: ch 2, hdc in each st across, turn. (10)
Row 4: ch 2, hdc in same st, hdc 8, 2 hdc in last st, turn. (12)
Row 5: ch 2, hdc in each st across, turn. (12)
Row 6: ch 2, hdc in same st, hdc 10, 2 hdc in last st, turn. (14)
Row 7: ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1), sk st, dc in next st, *ch 1, sk next st, dc* repeat 5 times, dc in last st, turn. (14)
Row 8-55(63): ch 3, (counts as hdc, ch 1), sk next st, Ldc in sk st below the next ch sp, *ch 1, sk next st, Ldc in sk st below the next ch sp* repeat 5 times, hdc in last st, turn. (14)
Row 56(64): ch 2(counts as hdc, now and throughout), *sc in next st, Ldc in sk st below the next ch sp* repeat 6 times, hdc in last st, turn. (14)
Row 57(65): ch 2, hdc i n each st across, turn. (14)
Row 58(66): ch 1, hdc dec, hdc 10, hdc dec, turn. (12)
Row 59(67): ch 2, hdc in each st across, turn. (12)
Row 60(68): ch 1, hdc dec, hdc 8, hdc dec, turn. (10)
Row 61(69): ch 2, hdc in each st across, turn. (10)
Row 62(70): ch 1 hdc dec, hdc 6, hdc dec. FO. Weave in ends. (8)

Buckle:
With Gold and H (5.0mm) hook, ch 11

Belt Buckle

Buckle will have two holes for the belt to go through. The middle section will go behind the belt and each side will be in the front.

Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across. (10)
Row 2: ch 1, turn, sc in each st across. (10)
Row 3: ch 1, turn, sc 2, ch 6, sk 6 sts, sc in last 2 sts. (4 sc, ch 6)
Row 4: ch 1, turn, sc in each st and ch across. (10)
Row 5-7: ch 1, turn, sc in each st across. (10)
Row 8: ch 1, turn, sc 2, ch 6, sk 6 sts, sc in last 2 sts. (4 sc, ch 6)
Row 9: ch 1, turn, sc in each st and ch across. (10)
Row 10: ch 1, turn, sc in each st across. FO.
Finishing Row: ch 1, sl st around outside edge of buckle. FO.
Optional: Leave long tail for tacking down buckle. (10)

Belt:
With black and H (5.0mm) hook, ch 6
Row 1: hdc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in each ch across, turn. (5)
Row 2: ch 2 (counts as hdc, now and throughout), hdc in next st, 2 hdc, hdc in last 2 sts, turn. (6)
Row 3: ch 2, hdc in each st across, turn. (6)
Row 4: ch 2, hdc in same st, hdc 4, 2 hdc in last st, turn. (8)
Row 5: ch 2, hdc in each st across. (8)
Row 6: Join belt to earwarmer in front loop of RS (back loop when holding WS of belt to WS of earwarmer to join) on beginning ch of earwarmer, ch 1, turn, sc in each st working through both loops of hdc on belt and front loop on earwarmer. (8)

Front Loop of Right Side

Crochet through sc on belt and front loop (back loop when belt WS and earwarmer WS are held together) of RS of earwarmer.

Row 7: ch 1, turn, sc in each st on belt. (8)
Row 8: ch 1, turn, sc dec, sc 4, sc dec. (6)
Row 9-98(110): ch 1, turn, sc in each st across. (6)
Row 99(111): ch 1, turn, 2 sc in 1st st, sc 4, 2 sc in last st. (8)
Add belt buckle to belt now. Weave belt through loops created in buckle.
Row 100(112): Join belt to earwarmer in front loop of RS on end sts of earwarmer, ch 1, turn, sc in each st working through both loops of sc on belt and front loop on earwarmer. (8)
Row 101(113): ch 2 (counts as hdc, now and throughout), hdc in each st across, turn. (8)
Row 102(114): ch 1, hdc dec, hdc 4, hdc dec, turn. (6)
Row 103(115): ch 2, hdc in each st across, turn. (6)
Row 104(116): ch 2, hdc, hdc dec, hdc 2, turn. (5)
Next two rows will create the loop.
Row 105(117): ch 5, sk 4 sts, sl st in last st. (ch 5)
Row 106(118): ch 1, turn, sc in each ch across. FO. Weave in ends. (5)

Blue and Silver Santa EarwarmerTrim:
With white and K (6.5mm) hook, evenly sc around earwarmer, sc in back loop on edges where belt was joined. FO. Weave in ends.

Tack down buckle if desired. Sew on button to beginning end of belt. Enjoy!

For a clean PDF version, you may purchase it on Craftsy.
This version also includes instructions on creating an interchangeable snowflake applique to turn the “Santa Baby” Earwarmer into a Winter Wonderland Earwarmer.

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