Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Cozy Posy Ear Warmer

Winter has actually came this year! It actually might feel that way because we have been going up the mountains a lot this year. Either way I've needed to bundle up quite a bit this season. Since I decided not to cut off all my hair, and I wear it in a bun 99% of the time, I've needed something other than hats to keep warm.

Being on a budget means coming up with my own design, yet again, and no Etsy splurging for an adorable ear warmer head band. Luckily I've mastered simple pattern techniques in my knitting skills.

Cozy Posy Ear Warmer Heandband

Lion Brand Alpine Wool (any roving wool or bulky weight yarn will work great)
Size 10 US needles (6mm)
Gauge not important
Roughly uses about 23 yards

Cast on 12 stitches using double cast-on.
Begin seed stitch.
Row one: k1, p1
Row two: p1, k1

Repeat rows one and two until you have 105 rows or can stretch around your head snug. Bind off in pattern. Leave a tail long enough to sew the seam. Seam both sides together. It doesn't have to be perfect because you will be wrapping yarn for the bow-like knot over the seam. Fold seam to create a bow-like effect then wrap roughly a yard of yarn around the folded seam to create the knot. Tie and seam in ends in the back.

This pattern produces plenty of stretch so you want it to be a bit snug. It stretches out just a bit after wearing. I've made a dozen so far. The pattern it quick, easy and these things are oh so warm!


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  2. Thank you for this pattern! I'm excited to make these!

  3. I just made this! Thanks for the pattern. I tried to make it snug but I think I still made it a little too big... oh well! Instead of wrapping yarn around to make the bow shape, I knit a little rectangle and then sewed it around the band to scrunch it together. Really cute! Thanks again!

  4. Love this pattern! How many should I cast on for a 5 year old? My granddaughter wants one too! Thanks!!

    1. For the width (how many to cast on), I'd do about 8 or 10 stitches for a 5 year old. To figure out length, I'd take a strip of waste yarn to wrap comfortably around her head where the band will go. Just make sure that you stretch the project a bit when you're measuring it next to your waste yarn guide because the pattern says it stretches/relaxes over time, so you want a slightly snug fit when you complete the pattern.

  5. Thank you for this pattern. The ear warmer is so cute, and I am inspired to knit up a yellow one like yours for the little sunshine in my life who recently told me that yellow is her favorite color (it's been orange and blue since she was quite young)

  6. Thank you for this gorgeous pattern! Just finished this and I LOVE it!

  7. I love this headband and have seen others they are quite popular. I wanted to let you know I shared this on my blog and made sure to send my readers to your site and pattern. I hope you will read it and approve. Thanks for sharing and if it is a problem I will be glad to remove it. CJ Davis

  8. Made several of these for myself, but now want to do one for a 2 year old. Her head circumference where the band would fit is 19". Using Loops & Threads Cozy Wool, super bulky. In your opinion, would a finished size of 18" be the correct size or would you go a bit smaller? Thanks SO much for this easy-peasy pattern.

  9. Thanks so much for sharing this pattern!

  10. This is a great pattern. I love seed stitch - simple to do while watching TV but interesting enough to want to make more! Thank you for sharing it. I too have credited you on my blog

  11. Thank you so much for this pattern. I am working on my second one!

  12. Thanks so much for the brilliant pattern. Have just made it for my daughter in law and it's so cute! Will make more but a bit smaller. 😊