Hello Hello! I’m back today with a free pattern! With curly hair I’m often pulling it up into a top knot on day three hair, when it doesn’t even look great in a ponytail any more! I set out to design a headband style ear warmers to stay cozy and warm on days my hair is up and I’m pretty excited with how it turned out. Once I finished making the ear warmers, I still had a ton of yarn left so set out to create matching Cozy Fingerless Gloves. Don’t you just love little matching sets of things?
Let’s jump right in and get started!
For this sweet little set I used We are Knitters Meriwool yarn in the color Sprinkle Fantasy (here). It’s a beautiful machine washable wool (lay flat to dry!) with fun flecks of color throughout it. It’s no doubt more expensive but they have promo codes often. Any worsted weight yarn will work too. Just be sure to check your gauge.
1 skein worsted weight yarn (Meriwool comes in 100g balls at 136 meters) size US 11 knitting needles
Gauge 3 stitches equals 1″ in both seed stitch and stockinette stitch
Top Knot Ear Warmers Pattern
Cast on 15 stitches Every Row- Knit 1, Purl 1 across (seed stitch)
Repeat the seed stitch pattern (you will knit your purls and purl your knits to create a beautiful texture) until your ear warmers wrap around your head slightly stretched.
Bind off and tie off to secure. Twist the long rectangle to create an overlap in the middle and sew the ends together to form a headband. Tack down the twisted overlap if desired. I found that by tacking it down, it is easier to put it on each time without having to fuss with the twist. 🙂
Cozy Knit Fingerless Gloves Pattern
Cast on 20 stitches Row 1-10 Knit 1, Purl 1 across (ribbing) Row 11 Knit across Row 12 Purl across Rows 13-25 repeat rows 11 and 12 Rows 26-29 Knit across (garter stitch) Bind off.
Sew up gloves starting at 1×1 ribbing approx. 3 1/4″ to thumb. (Check sizing by fitting it on your hand from time to time for the perfect fit) Secure end. Starting at garter stitch end, sew approx. 2 1/2″ to thumb, leaving an opening for the thumb. Secure end.
Weave in all ends and you are done!
I hope you enjoy this easy pattern and that it keeps you warm and cozy!