Hogwarts House Crochet Ear Warmer

on October 24, 2016

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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!

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. Easy | Headband | Free Pattern | Cinched | Headband | Beginner Crochet | Do It Your Freaking Self

Time: 1-2 Hours
Cost: $10 makes a lot of them
School Spirit Level: 20!!!


Hogwarts House Crochet Ear Warmer

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. Easy | Headband | Free Pattern | Cinched | Headband | Beginner Crochet | Do It Your Freaking Self

Supplies:
Size I crochet hook
2 colors Yarn in chosen house colors – I used red heart
Yarn Needle



Key:
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)

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. Easy | Headband | Free Pattern | Cinched | Headband | Beginner Crochet | Do It Your Freaking Self

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

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. Easy | Headband | Free Pattern | Cinched | Headband | Beginner Crochet | Do It Your Freaking Self

The Cinch:
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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  • Reply Emily

    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
    • Reply Chelsea

      Thanks so much! I love linking up with you guys!

      November 2, 2016 at 10:28 pm
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  • Reply Lisa

    Dear Chelsea,

    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
    • Reply Chelsea

      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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  • Reply Meleena

    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!

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  • Reply Rena

    Can you suggest a Afghan pattern for sytherine to crochet? My granddaughter wants me to make one
    I could just make it bigger or wider stripes or chunkier. Would gladly pay for a pattern in the green and silver
    Thanks

    July 10, 2017 at 7:36 am
    • Reply Chelsea

      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 want

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  • Reply Heather

    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
    • Reply Chelsea

      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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