Show your house pride and keep warm this winter with a handmade Hogwarts house crochet ear warmer! Handmade Harry Potter style for the whole family!
As the weather cools down out come my yarn stash….
When I moved to Los Angeles I packed up my car. If it didn’t fit, it didn’t come with me. What did fit was an entire suitcase full of… yep, you guessed it. YARN. I learnt to crochet as a kid and it’s been one of my favorite ways to make handmade gifts as well as to calm down after a crazy week. I’m pretty much in love with all yarn work and I honestly feel like it is something anyone can do in some way shape or form. This cinched Crochet Ear Warmer uses only 2 stitches and is a wonderful beginner project just in time for the cooler weather. Even better…. they’re in Hogwarts house colors so I’m super excited to wear these babies all around Universal Studios this winter and feel like a real Hogwarts alumni!
Time: 1-2 Hours
Cost: $10 makes a lot of them
School Spirit Level: 20!!!
Hogwarts House Crochet Ear Warmer
Size I crochet hook
2 colors Yarn in chosen house colors – I used red heart
ch = chain stitch
hdc = half double crochet
sl st= Slip stitch
Crochet Ear Warmer Band
(PLEASE NOTE: The following pattern is specifically for a 3 color band ear warmer. For a 2 color band, please scroll down for a modification of color bands)
Round 1: With main color (COLOR A) – Chain 65 (or until it measures the circumfrence of your head). Join with slip stitch
Round 2 COLOR A): ch 2, HDC in each chain stitch being careful not to twist. Join with a slip stitch.
Without cutting off ends, add color 2. To do this, simply begin crocheting with your new color (COLOR B), leaving the end of the main color where you left it. If you want to easily weave in the end of the new yarn, crochet over it as you continue the round. It will be securely inside the work with a minimal footprint.
Round 3 (COLOR B): Repeat Round 2
Round 4 (COLOR A): Without cutting the ends, pick up main color yarn and ch 2. HDC around. Join with a slip stitch.
Round 5 (COLOR B): The same way you switched color in row 5, switch back to color B. HDC around and join with a slip stitch.
Continue alternating colors as follows.
Round 6 (COLOR A)
Round 7 (COLOR B)
Round 8 (COLOR A)
At this point, you should have a total of 3 accent color bands and 4 main color bands – not including your chain row.
Cut your yarn, leaving about a 12″ tail, and finish off but don’t weave in the tail. Use your yarn needle to sew up the first round of chain stitches and color changes, then weave in those tails and cut. Since you continued the yarn though the color changes you should only have to sew in about 3 ends.
MODIFICATION – 2 COLOR BANDS:
For 2 bands, the rounds are as follows
Round 1-3 Color A
Round 4 – Color B
Round 5 – Color A
Round 6 – Color B
Round 7 & 8 – Color A
1. Using your tail from the previous step and a yarn needle, gather the seamed section of the headband, and fold in half so that the fold is facing you.
2. In one hand, hold the folds and stitch your yarn needle through each section. Wrap the extra yarn around the center 2-3 times then secure with a knot on the inside.
3. With accent color, ch 27 and slip stitch into ch back to beginning.
4. Wrap the cord you just made around the crochet earwarmer twice and secure in the back/inside of the headband.
5. Weave in ends and wear with pride!
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I LOVE these!! They’d make great gifts for HP lovers, too 🙂 Thanks for linking up with Creative Spark last week; I chose your project as one of my Feature Picks for this week. Hope you’ll link up with us again!November 2, 2016 at 3:29 pm
Thanks so much! I love linking up with you guys!November 2, 2016 at 10:28 pm
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Thanks so much for sharing this pattern. I whipped one up very early Christmas morning for my niece, who was delighted. (I took the liberty of adding a bow, so it doesn’t quite have the same elegant simplicity any more ;-). )
If you’d like to see pictures, I’ve added the project to my Ravelry account. I’m sure there’s a way to add your pattern to their database, but maybe you are the only person who can do that. (And maybe you don’t want to.)
I won’t included my Ravelry information here because I suspect my whole e-mail might be going out to the public. Please get in touch so that I can give you the link.December 27, 2016 at 12:07 pm
Thank you so much for the sweet reply! I get so excited to see when someone does one of my projects! Sent you an email. Can’t wait to see what you made!December 27, 2016 at 12:56 pm
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Great pattern! Thanks so much for sharing…I already know someone I need to make one for. I really appreciated that you included the time it took and the cost at the top of the pattern. This is such great information in planning out projects. So glad I found your blog!January 1, 2017 at 7:05 pm
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Can you suggest a Afghan pattern for sytherine to crochet? My granddaughter wants me to make oneJuly 10, 2017 at 7:36 am
I could just make it bigger or wider stripes or chunkier. Would gladly pay for a pattern in the green and silver
Hey Rena! I don’t have too much experience with afghans (no patience), but there are some really cool patterns on ravelry you can check out depending on your skill level and design you wantAugust 5, 2017 at 11:18 pm
I’m confused making this based on the pattern. Your photo shows different patterns and they seem to have 9 rounds each. The pattern doesn’t seem to match the pictures.January 26, 2018 at 11:59 pm
Thank you so much for bringing this to my attention Heather! I’m a bit of a novice when it comes to writing patterns and sometimes get ahead of myself – The pattern reflects the Gryffindor ear warmer specifically. I’ve updated the post to reflect what should be 7 rows or 8 including the chain row.
For Gryffindor it should go
Chain Row (1)- Gold
Row 2 – Gold
Row 3 – Red
Row 4 – Gold
Row 5 – Red
Row 6 – Gold
Row 7 – Red
Row 8 – Red
The ravenclaw and slytherin also have 8 rounds albeit a little different. Its the same concept just worked in a different color order.
So it goes (for slytherin)
Green (3 rows – including chain)
Silver (1 row)
Green (1 row)
Silver (1 row)
Green (2 rows) and finish.
Hope this makes sense!January 28, 2018 at 12:24 am
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For the cinch, do you wrap the chain around two times, then connect the beginning of the chain with the end of the chain with a slip stitch?February 2, 2021 at 3:17 pm
Yes! I’ve done some without the chain, just wrapping some yarn around, but I like the chain better.February 2, 2021 at 8:12 pm