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Free Crochet Pattern
by KarensVariety.com

Size: Adjustable
Materials: 4-ply worsted yarn
Size 6 crochet hook
 ch  chain
 st(s)  stitch(es)
 hdc  half double cluster
 lp  loop
 inc  increase
 rnd  round

Crochet a pair of earmuffs in a cluster pattern with adjustable size. You may crochet ties for the earmuffs or sew the earmuff band to a headband.

Ear Piece: Ch 2.

Rnd 1: 6 sc in second st from hook, join with sl st in first sc.

Rnd 2: (Sc in next sc, 2 dc cluster in next sc) 3 times, sc in next sc.

Rnd 3: 2 sc in each st, join with sl st.

Rnd 4: Make an hdc in each sc around.

To make half double cluster: Draw out one-fourth inch lp on hook, (thread over and in same sc, take up another lp) twice, thread over and draw through all lps on hook

Rnd 5: Ch 2, sc in next sc, (ch 1, sc in next sc) 10 times, ch 1, join in first ch of ch 2.

Rnd 6: Hdc in each sc and ch st around, join.

Rnd 7: Ch 1, sc in each of next 2 sc, (2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc) around, join.

Rnd 8: Make an hdc scallop in 2 sts as follows: Draw out one-fourth inch lp on hook, thread over and pull up lp in next st, thread over, insert hook in next sc and pull lp through (5 lps on hook), thread over and work off all lps at once, ch 2, sl st in same st as last st was made. Continue around, making scallop clusters in this manner. Join and fasten off

Make two.

Head Band: (Size 21 to 22 1/2)
Ch 76, join with sl st in first ch. For a larger head size, inc the ch; for a smaller head size, make a smaller ch.

Rnd 1: Sc in each st around, join.

Rnd 2: Make an hdc scallop in each st around, join.

Repeat Rnd 1 and 2 for other side.

Sew muffs in place over 4 scallops on lower edge of band.

Ties: Ch 2, (hdc in first ch, ch 1 tightly, sl st in same st as hdc) 3 times, ch 1, turn, sc in last sl st, (sc under the 2 threads on left side of sc) repeat until cord is about 12 inches long, cut yarn leaving a length to sew with.

Make two.

Join the cords to the ear muffs by pulling end of cord through centre st of last row. Fold over and sew down.

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