Today's Make it Monday features a fantastic stash buster and transitional piece. I find earwarmers and knit headbands to be such a great solution for using leftover bits of yarn and light coverage for those months where you still want your ears covered but don't want a hat. Using about 50g of dk weight yarn (or whatever yarn you choose) you can create a cozy piece that will cover your ears!
I also love earwarmers as we enter slightly warmer months! Usually I like to put my hair up out of my face and I find I need a bit less coverage, ie. thick hats, so this makes the perfect accessory!
These Easy Ear Warmers start with a provisional cast on, worked in plain stockinette in the round, and then finished with a simple twist and kitchener stitch. You can easily adjust the width by adding and subtracting stitches, as well as your personal comfort in stretch - I usually go for about 2.5" / 6.5cm of negative ease for a nice snug fit, but you do you!
What do you need for this project?
~ 130 yards / 119 m of dk weight yarn or similar yarn that meets gauge
Sample uses Brown Sheep Prairie Spun DK
US5 / 3.75 mm 32" circular needle x 2
Now head over to the free pattern and cast one on for yourself or a friend! Be sure to tag @afibercollective on social media with #shareyourafc and #afibercollective