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DIY: How to make your own Ear Warmers

This was a timely post for sure as it just started snowing outside! I was driving when I noticed the little snow flakes dancing and falling on my windshield. I loved it. I drove around with a huge smile on my face eating it up. Giddy like a little child. I got home and stood on my front porch just staring at it and smiling. I’m 99% sure my neighbors think I’m a lunatic. That’s debatable. 

I’m pretty sure a million more people are gonna tell me “You won’t love it so much in a few months!” While you’re probably right, I may not love it as much but being an Arizona girl and never experiencing snow, I loved it. I’m pretty sure I’ll learn to hate it as far as I’m told but right now it makes me happy so let’s go with that. 
Anyway, here’s a little tutorial to keep your earsies warm this winter! I’m kind of in love with them and need one in every color. 
What you’ll need: 
1/4 felt or felted wool
needle & thread
sewing machine (optional-ish)
1″ velcro or 1″ elastic
First, cut out your head wrap.  I used a crocheted one that I already had as my template but you could easily free hand it. 
4 1/2 inches by circumference of your head.  If you would rather use velcro to close it behind your head, you can add 1.5-2 inches and have it overlap in the back. 
You’ll wanna taper the ends about 1 1/2 inches. (See photo) Cut two. (If you live in a warmer climate, you might not want to double it. I did this so it made to make it warmer)

Place your pieces together and stitch around the entire outside of your head wrap.
Next I took a 1″ strip of waist band elastic I had on hand and stitched one end to the head wrap, then stitched the other side. It’s kind of hard to explain but the photos show exactly what I did. Can you tell I’m a more visual person?!

 Ideally, the elastic would match the felt but it doesn’t bug me. Or you could stitch a flower right over it to cover it up.

Next I free-handed some random flowers, imperfect looks better if you ask me!  Then, I stacked them up and stitched them on by hand. 
Tada!
I’m working on a houndstooth one and some more colors to add to my wardrobe!
Whatcha think?! Fun huh?

10 Comments

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    Sugarr2518
    October 27, 2011 at 11:37 pm

    That’s adorable! It’s such a stylish way to stay warm:)

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    Megan
    October 27, 2011 at 7:11 pm

    Oh la la! I love it! I have a few of those warmers and love them, thanks for the tute on making my own 🙂

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    Doug and Kate
    October 27, 2011 at 9:22 pm

    I can’t wait to make this! Its so cute! I need one. I can;t believe how much you like he snow haha ps. nice nails!

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    Moxie Pest Control
    October 28, 2011 at 4:41 pm

    That is sooo cute! It needs to get cold in AZ so I can actually wear one! It looks perfect to wear for early morning jogs tho!

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    T+C=N
    October 29, 2011 at 1:26 am

    That Moxie Pest comment was from me by they way 🙂 I guess I was signed into my husbands google account!

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    Janet
    December 27, 2011 at 4:54 am

    Very cute! Thanks for the tutorial. 🙂

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    Abby
    October 6, 2012 at 4:00 am

    Cute cute! I don’t have the patience to crochet one, this will do just lovely! Thanks for the great idea!

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