Twisted ear warmer

The twisted warmer is a great project for crochet newbies! The twist makes it look complicated but it’s not at all! I have written out the step by step instructions for a range of sizes and I challenge you to give it a go!

YouTube tutorial

What you need

  • Approximately 30g Aran weight yarn (adult size). I use Paintbox Aran from Lovecrafts!
  • 5mm crochet hook
  • Scissors
  • Darning needle (one with a wider eye so that you can thread the yarn)

Notes on the pattern

The pattern can be easily adjusted by adding or removing chains from your starting chain. There will be a slight stretch to your headband so you will want it to be approximately 1” smaller than the circumstance of your head.

When you have made your starting chain, wrap it around your head to make sure it fits around your head!

Make sure you keep the chain and the first row fairly lose so that it’s not too tight on one side!

I have written this pattern in US terms and I have written a basic stitch guide here on my blog

It’s time to begin!

To begin we need to start with a slip knot and the basic chain stitch. See the basic stitch guide on my blog!

  • Adult – chain 66 + 2 for your turning chain
  • Child – chain 55 + 2
  • Toddler – chain 52 + 2

Row 1 – starting in the third chain from the hook half double crochet (hdc) into the chain. Hdc in each stitch to the end. When you reach the end, chain (ch) 2.

Row 2 – turn your work so that you are now working back along the stitches you just made. Hdc into the back loop of the first stitch (the back loop creates the ribbing effect) Hdc in the back loop of each stitch to the end. Ch 2. Turn.

Rows 3-10 – continue as in row 2 until you have a total of 10 rows. I aim for a height of 4” but if you’d like it taller or shorter, add or remove rows

When you have reached your desired height, cut the yarn leaving a tail of approx 20cm. Pull the yarn through the last stitch to make a knot.

Do the twist!

Take the two ends of your work and fold them in half.
Slot the two ends together as shown in this picture. One half on the top and one in the middle and then one half in the middle and one on the bottom on the other side.
Sew across all four pieces
Turn your headband around and you will see that it forms a gorgeous twist!