Sunday, July 2, 2017

Basic Ponytail Earwarmer/Headband

The PDF version of this pattern can be purchased for a $1.99 HERE!!!

September 22, 2017:
I edited the directions in hopes of better clarifying the steps to achieve making this Ponytail Ear Warmer/Headband.  Please feel free to comment or message me with any questions.

Happy Sunday!!!  I'm really eager to share my newest design with you all and hope you will enjoy making it.  From the base pattern, you can make so many designs, including seasonal, your favorite animal, animated characters or in any color you want.

I wanted to have an Earwarmer/Headband that also allowed for my ponytail.  And, so, this is what I designed.  

Basic Ponytail Earwarmer/Headband Pattern

Difficulty Level:  Easy

Size:  This will fit an average woman's head.  If you need to make it for a tween/teen or smaller, then reduce your number of repetitive rows (for adult it goes from 6-44; so, reduce here); if you need to add more rows, then add here.  

--5.0mm hook
--Lion Brand's Vanna's Choice in Barley; approx 60-70 yds
--ponytail holder
--stitch marker
--tapestry needle for weaving

Gauge:  12 HDC stitches x 8 rows = 4"

Stitch Abbreviations:
Ch: chain
Sl st: slip stitch
St: stitch(es)
SC: single crochet
HDC: half double crochet
HDC2tog: half double crochet 2 stitches together 
FO: fasten off 

1.  Sl st join yarn to ponytail holder and ch1.  24 SC around ponytail holder.  Sl st to first st and ch1.
2-3.  1 HDC in each st around.  Sl st to join and ch1.  (24)
4.   1 HDC in the first 8 st.  Ch1 and turn.  (8) 

Stitch Marker Placement:
Before continuing with Row 5, you will want to place 2 stitch markers on the opposite side of the ponytail holder.  So, from row 4, count over 5 stitches from the 8th st you just made and place stitch marker.  Count over 7 more stitches and place the 2nd stitch marker.  (see pic below; the 2 stitch markers on the left side.  The 2 on the right side are in stitch 1 and stitch 8 of Row 4.)

September 22, 2017:
Here's my updated video tutorial.  It's in 2 parts.  I had to use my cell phone to record; so, my apologies...

And, here's a pic of the one I made in my video tutorial:
Now, you're ready to continue with making your rows.
5.  2 HDC into the first st, 1 HDC into the next 6 st and 2 HDC in the last st.  Ch1 and turn.  (10)
6.  2 HDC into the first st; 1 HDC into the next 8 st and 2 HDC into the last st.  Ch1 and turn.  (12)
7-44.  1 HDC in each st.  Ch1 and turn.  (12)
45.  HDC2tog; 1 HDC in the next 8 st; HDC2tog.  Ch1 and turn.  (10)
46.  HDC2tog; 1 HDC in the next 6 st; HDC2tog.  FO and leave a long tail.  (8)

Now, you will attach Row 46 to Row 3 (the 8 stitches from stitch marker to stitch marker) of the opposite side of the ponytail holder; you can either slip stitch or whipstitch 8 stitches of Row 46 to the 8 stitches (from stitch marker to stitch marker -- see pic below; stitch makers on the left side) of Round 3.

And, that's it!!!  The possibilities are endless in making a multiple variety of different Ponytail Earwarmer/Headbands...

Happy Crocheting...

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  1. Murielle EnglishJuly 4, 2017 at 12:16 PM

    This is adorable...thank you so much for posting the pattern...i look forward to trying it :)

  2. Cute! Love the creativeness - who would have thought? Thank you.

  3. Perfect for those who don't like to cover their whole head! I'll be making some as Christmas gifts for nieces! Thanks so much!

  4. Excellent! My daughter is a runner. During the winter she wants to keep warm but a watch cap is too uncomfortable with her long hair. This will be perfect! Thank you!

    1. Ah, that is awesome. I hope she enjoys wearing it.

  5. Love this idea if you do a video of it
    Please let me know. Thanks

    1. I have been wanting to do a video. I will certainly let you know when I complete it.

  6. What size ponytail holder did you use? I have some thin ones and think ones and wasn't sure.

  7. I used a thick one - I bought a pack of 10 from Dollar Tree.

  8. hi thanks for sharing this pattern I love it ..... so easy to make and I had lots of fun making it...i think all my friends with long hair will be getting one of these

    1. Oh, you're welcome and I'm so glad it was easy for you to make. I think all of your friends with long hair will appreciate this, especially come winter.

  9. My granddaughter would love this. She's in 8th grade and loves to be stylin' !! Thanks so much for your generosity ❤

    1. Oh, you're welcome, Sharri. I hope she will enjoy wearing them.

  10. Can I buy a PDF of this pattern?

    1. I will try my best to upload a PDF option tomorrow.

  11. ove this ia. cant wait to make it.

    1. Oh, I'm so glad, June. I hope you enjoy this pattern. Please feel free to message me if you have any questions on it. Enjoy.

  12. Thanks for the pattern. I'm giving it a try right now. I'll let you know how it goes.

  13. You're welcome, Shelley. Please feel free to message me with any questions. I hope you enjoy this pattern. There's so many variations you can do from this basic pattern.

  14. I love this pattern. I'm on my third one already. And getting requests from my family for more.

  15. Cool idea, thanks for sharing

  16. I am absolutely loving your gorgeous blog!

    1. Aw, thank you so much. I sure appreciate your kind comment.

  17. Awesome pattern!! will try it too for my grand-daughter in highschool...made me think of a similar pattern kids would wear when i was a kid but never knew how to make it...its a headband tying under chin with curlicues coming down the back...would love to find one for my 5 yr old grand-daughter...ty!!

  18. Thank you. I’d really like to see the headband from your childhood that sounds so interesting.

  19. Replies
    1. Complete the pattern as is; just decrease the number of repeat rows by about 10 (this is what I did for my granddaughter). If you have your 4-yr old near you, then i would check as I go to make sure the decreased size will work. Hope this is helpful. Enjoy. Thanks, Rilla!!!