Timeless Drifter Earwarmer - A quick & easy make to keep those ears nice and toasty this winter...

Hello everyone, I really love it when I get to share new patterns with you and I am so excited to share this one.  It's quick and easy to make and is the perfect thing to keep your ears cosy in the last of the winter weather and through spring.  The pattern is also available as an ad free pfd with also contains sizes from baby - large adult, this may be purchased from my online stores.

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Timeless Drifter Earwarmer


Darning needle
Stitch marker
6mm (J) hook
5mm (H) hook 


Adult (sizes baby - large adult are available in the pdf version)



Abbreviations US Terms (UK conversion)

sc - single crochet (double crochet)
blsc – back loop single crochet (back loop double crochet)
dc – double crochet (treble crochet)
hdc – half double crochet (half treble crochet) fpdc – front post double crochet (front post treble crochet)
ch - chain
st(s) - stitch(es)
pm – place marker
sk – skip
inc – increase (2sc in same st)

Other notes:  The head band is worked flat and seemed to form the twist.  Ribbing is then added to the bottom of headband, worked sideways, creating the finished ear warmer.

With Drifter and large hook, chain  61

Row 1 (Right side) sc in 2nd ch from hook and in every ch.  60 sts.

Row 2 Turn ch1 (does not count as st), hdc in 1st st, fpdc in each st across until last st, hdc in last st.   60 sts.

Row 3 Turn, ch1, sc in 1st st, sc in each st across.

Repeat rows 2 and 3,  4 more times.  Fasten off leaving a long tail.

Forming the twist

Place piece with right side facing up, in front of you.  Fold short ends in to the centre.  

Fold each short end in half and slot together. 

Sew through all 4 layers securely 

Pm where 2 sides cross over on bottom of headband (through both layers).  

Using Timeless join yarn in centre back, bottom of headband.

Round 1 Ch1, sc in same place, sc in each st around until 2 sts before marker, sk next st, [dc, 3hdc, dc] all in marked st, sk next st, sc in each remaining st, at the same time inc evenly around until you have  66 sts, join.


With small hook ch  9

Row 1 Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in every ch, sl st in next 2 sts on hairband.

Row 2 Turn, sk sl sts, blsc in each sc across.

Row 3 Turn, ch1, blsc in each sc across, sl st in next 2 sts on hairband.

Repeat rows 2 and 3 around hairband until all sts have been worked, fasten off and use tail to sew ribbing together.  Weave in any ends.

Looks great in different colours...

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  1. It is a truly eye-catching ear-warmer and the yarn you used is absolutely divine!

  2. Something lovely and snug for those cold winds we've been having!

  3. What a pretty ear warmer! Thank you for the pattern and tutorial, Catherine.

  4. Such a lovely pattern. Thanks for sharing.

  5. What would be your suggestions (if any) for making this in worsted weight? BEAUTIFUL btw

    1. You could try making a size larger than you need but I couldn't say how accurate this would be. Thanks for taking the time to comment.

  6. Can you make a video on YouTube I love it looks nice❤️❤️

    1. Thanks Iris. I am very new to making video tutorials, but I will try to go through some of my more popular patterns and make videos for them.

  7. What size/ weight of yarn do you use ?

    1. Yarn weight is listed in the materials, thanks for stopping by...

  8. I'm having such a hard time understanding how the ribbing part works. :/

    1. Watch the ribbing part of this video, it is done in the same way...


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