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Crochet Pattern | Ridgeline Ear Warmer

girl modeling a handmade rust pumpkin colored knit-like twisted ribbed ear warmer

Introducing the Ridgeline Ear Warmer. This is the perfect simple modern knit-like ribbed ear warmer with a twist! Because of the knit-like texture, this ear warmer does not contain any gaps or holes, so it will keep you quite warm when venturing outdoors in the cold fall or winter months.

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The Design

This ear warmer is a twisted ear warmer that features a knit-like ribbed texture. It is worked in one "rectangular" piece and seamed together to form a loop. Instructions are included for a regular (single layer) and double-thick (double layer) version, depending on how bulky you prefer your fit (double-thick shown).

Fit + Sizing

The Ridgeline Ear Warmer is graded for 11 sizes — baby through adult and head circumferences from 14-24". It is also very simple to adjust the size for a more custom fit.


As written, you'll need:

  • approximately 57-207 yds of I Love This Yarn, or an equivalent category 4 worsted weight yarn.

Other materials you'll need:

  • 5mm crochet hook

  • tapestry needle

  • scissors

Yarn Substitutions:

I Love This Yarn is labeled as a category 4 worsted weight yarn. It would be quite easy to substitute any other worsted weight yarn for this pattern. Additionally, if you prefer another yarn weight, instructions are included for adjustments for any weight you'd like to work in.

  • WeCrochet Brava | This is an economy premium acrylic yarn that would be a really cost efficient substitute.

  • WeCrochet Swish | Swish is a classic fine superwash merino wool yarn that is a dream to work with and comes in a large assortment of punchy colors.

  • WeCrochet Heatherly | If you're looking for a pastel palette, look no further. Heatherly is a merino/acrylic blend that comes in a beautiful variety of soft heather colors.

  • WeCrochet Twill | Twill is a bouncy 3-ply 100% superwash merino wool yarn. The colors are limited, but if you find one you like, this yarn does not disappoint.

  • Lion Brand Color Theory | If you're into modern colors and easy care, try Color Theory. It's a 100% premium acrylic with generous yardage.

  • Lion Brand Vanna's Choice | Vanna's Choice sticks around because it's a classically loved machine-wash yarn that comes in tons of colors, including tweeds.

  • Lion Brand Heartland | Heartland is a sensationally soft acrylic high-yardage yarn that comes in many heathered and tweedy shades.

  • Lion Brand Wool-Ease | Wool-Ease is a warm + high value yarn that is easy to care for.

Required Skills

  • working flat

  • working in the round

  • gauging

  • seaming

  • loop recognition

  • understanding of **, ( ), and/or [ ]

  • following a pattern with minimal or no photo references

  • experience reading a pattern

Shop + Make

The pattern is available here in the pattern shop on my website, on Ravelry, and on Etsy.

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