Monday, December 8, 2014

12 Days of Christmas Hats: Day 11 - Winter Blossom Earwarmer

All of my 12 Days of Christmas Hats were created as Christmas gifts for less fortunate students at my best friend's school in Nashville who do not have adequate winter wear. These patterns are available free of charge, but please consider making a donation here to help brighten a child's Christmas.

Disclaimer: This ear warmer was originally designed for my friend, Cassandra from Cassandra Hamilton Photography. I was intending to sell the pattern, but I have decided to offer it here for free in the hopes that the kids in my best friend's class will get a few more donations from you lovely people. It matches the Winter Blossom Newsboy Hat.
Winter Blossom Ear Warmer

  • Worsted Weight (4) Yarn – less than 1 skein (Pictured: Deborah Norville Everday Soft Worsted in Cream, and Simply Soft  in Burgandy)
  • I hook
  • Yarn Needle
Note: To change the size of the finished product, change the size of the beginning chain by a multiple of 3. You will work three rows into the beginning chain, fasten off the yarn and join it to the back side of the beginning chain to work three more rows.

Ch. 69, join with a sl st being careful not to twist

Round 1: ch 4 (counts as hdc, ch 2), hdc in same stitch, *skip 2 stitches, [hdc, ch 2, hdc] in next stitch, repeat from * to the end of the round, sl st into the second ch of the beginning ch 4.

Round 2: sl st into the ch 2 space, ch 3 (counts as dc), 2dc in same space, 3dc in each ch 2 space around, join with a sl st to the top of the beginning ch 3.

Round 3: ch 2 (counts at hdc), hdc in each dc around, join with a sl st to the top of beginning ch 2, fasten off.

Round 4: With right side facing, join the yarn into the backside of the beginning chain at the same stitch as the first [hdc, ch2, hdc] from round 1, repeat round 1.

Round 5: repeat round 2

Round 6: repeat round 3, fasten off and weave in all ends.