Cozy Cat Ear Warmer just in time for the cold weather!
This post is more to show you how to make the ears because the headband is very straight forward but i will tell you how i made the headband at the end of the post
I used 5mm Hook
Red Heart Soft in Black and White
Ch4, slip stitch into first chain to create a loop, Ch3 (counts as one DC) 8 DC in the centre of that ring Youtube Channel for Video Tutorials
This is what it should look like, from here Ch3 (counts as first stitch) and turn your work
2DC in the same stitch, 1DC in the next 3 stitches, 5DC in the next stitch (this should be the middle stitch) 1DC in the next 3 stitches, 3DC in the last stitch, Ch1 and turn your work (counts as first stitch)
2SC in the same stitch, 1sc in the next 7 stitches, 1sc 1hdc 1sc in the next stitch (should be the centre stitch) 1sc in the next 7 stitches, 3sc in the last stitch
To finish the bottom off
Create a space on the SC row and SC 2 in that space, create space and the base of the DC row, put 2 SC in that hole, 2sc into the centre of the ring, 2sc in the DC space and 2sc in the sc row, sl st into the corner and fasten off.
The bottom row should have 10 stitches this is important if you plan to do the next step of the ear and that is to create 2 ears and sandwich together to create an inner ear and outer ear. Refer below for diagram of specifics where to place those SC stitches
Create two ears of the same in different colours, place the inner ear on top of the outer ear and place hook through a stitch on the inner ear and through the same stitch (matching them up stitch to stitch) pull yarn through and Sc the perimeter of the ear, matching up all the stitch perfectly will ensure a perfect ear!
Headband pattern for Adult
Row 1, Ch42-44, Join the chain to create a loop, HDC in each stitch (be careful as to not twist the chain), sl st to complete the round, Ch1
Rows 2 - 9 - HDC in each stitch, slip stitch to complete the row, ch1
Adjust ch size to fit your head or for the recipients head, Add more rows if you would love a thicker band, decrease rows for a thinner band
Sew on the ears with a darning needle on the 7th row of HDC
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