Pumpkin Earwarmer Crochet Pattern - Crochet Cauldron
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Chloe in Pumpkin Earwarmer

Pumpkin Earwarmer Crochet Pattern

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Chloe in Pumpkin EarwarmerThis happy little jack-o-lantern earwarmer is perfect for keeping warm this Halloween. It is sized to fit an adult, but can be easily modified to fit a child. In fact, as is, it fits both me and my four-year-old perfectly!
The leaves and vines are optional, but create an illusion of a bow for a girlier version.

Materials

• Size I 5.5mm Crochet Hook
• Size G 4.0mm Crochet Hook
• Yarn Needle
• Scissors
• Medium Worsted Weight Yarn in Orange, Black and Green (I used Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn!)
Stitches Used
• SS – Slip Stitch
• SC – Single Crochet
• HDC – Half Double Crochet
• DC – Double Crochet
• FPHDC – Front Post Half Double Crochet
Kaylen Wearing Pumpkin Earwarmer

Instructions

Earwarmer

Chain 64, join last chain to first to form a ring.
Row 1: Chain 1 (Do not turn. This pattern is worked in the round). HDC in each chain around, join. (64)
Rows 2-10: Chain 1. *HDC x 7, FPHDC* 8 times, join. (64)
Row 11: Chain 1. SC in each stitch around, join. (64) Finish off. Weave in ends.

Eyes and Nose (Make 3)

Row 1: Chain 2. In second chain from hook, *SC x 2, DC* three times, join to first stitch. Pull end tight to close up the circle.
Row 2: Chain 1. SC, *SC, DC, SC* in corner DC stitch. SC x 2, *SC, DC, SC* in corner DC stitch. SC x 2, *SC, DC, SC* in corner DC stitch, SC. Join to first SC and finish off, leaving a long tail for sewing.

Mouth

The mouth is a little tricky, as you will be slip stitching up the post of some of the double crochets to create the square tooth space.
Chain 24.
SS, SC, HDC, 2 x DC. SS in post of DC. SS in base of DC.
3 x SS, chain 2, 2 x DC. SS in post of DC. SS in base of DC.
3 x SS, chain 2, 2 x DC. SS in post of DC. SS in base of DC.
3 x SS, chain 2, 2 x DC, HDC, SC, SS.
Finish off, leaving a long tail for sewing.

Crochet Pumpkin Earwarmers

Vines (Optional, Make 2)

Chain 20.
SC x 4 in second chain from hook and in each stitch across. (76)
After the first few groups of 4 SC, you will start to see the vine coil up and take shape.
Finish off, leaving a long tail for sewing.

Leaves (Optional, Make 2)

Chain 6.
SS in second chain from hook. SC, HDC, DC. DC x 6 in last chain, turning to work up opposite side of chain. DC, HDC, SC, SS up opposite side, repeating the pattern of the first side.
Finish off, leaving a long tail for sewing.

Sew on the Pieces

Sew on the pieces as you desire. I use a top stitch around the entirety of each applique, centering the nose over one of the ridges and using that to gauge placement of the eyes and mouth.
Placement of the vines and leaves is really a matter of preference, but I use the ends to join them all together first, knotting them and weaving them into the pieces for added stability. Then, I attach them to the hat as one piece.

Please let me know if you find any errors in this pattern, so I can make corrections!

Permission granted to sell any finished items made from this pattern. A link back is appreciated!

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