Yarn: ~ 200 yards of heavy fingering or sport weight yarn
Width: 4.5" / 11.5 cm
Size: final circumference for head can be altered as needed by knitting more or fewer rounds. I knit mine with 3" of negative ease - so about 18" long to fit my 21" head.
Needles:US 5 / 3.75 mm 32” circular needles or dpns
Notions: scissors, darning needle, stitch marker
Gauge: 12 sts x 16 rows = 2" / 5cm in stockinette st
K - Knit
Kfp2tog - knit front, purl 2 together
Using the German Twisted Cast On method, cast on 62 sts. Join to knit in the round being careful not to twist stitches. PM to mark BOR.
Set up round: k 31, pm to mark halfway point, k 31
Round 1: *k1, kfp2tog ; repeat from * to 1 st before marker, k1, sm, k 31
Round 2: k all
Repeat rounds 1 & 2 until piece measures desired length. Once your earwarmers reach about 16" / 40.5 cm, I recommend wrapping it around your head to get a good idea of what's comfortable for you. Once your cast on and working ends meet comfortably, move on to the next step.
Bind off yarn. Stitch both ends closed so they are no longer open.Seam:
Lay your ear warmers right side (the textured side) up, and take each end in either hand. You will cup and sandwich them together like the diagram below. Make sure the edges are snug! Take a spare scrap of yarn and stitch a 4 layers together. Once complete, flip your earwarmers right side out - tada!
Want to knit a different size or use different yarn? This pattern is a multiple of (3+1)x2. Cast on fewer stitches for example 44 or 50 for worsted weight yarn or a child size.
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