Sure, here’s a simple crochet ear warmer or headband pattern suitable for beginners:

Materials Needed:

  • Worsted weight yarn in your desired color (about 50-100 yards)
  • Crochet hook size I/5.5mm (or adjust hook size to achieve desired gauge)
  • Yarn needle for weaving in ends
  • Scissors

Abbreviations:

  • ch: chain
  • hdc: half double crochet
  • st(s): stitch(es)

Gauge:

  • 12 hdc stitches = 4 inches

Instructions:

Foundation: Chain 65 (or any even number of stitches to achieve your desired width).

Row 1: Starting in the 2nd ch from the hook, hdc in each ch across. (64 hdc)

Row 2: Ch 1 (does not count as a stitch), turn. Hdc in the first st and in each st across.

Repeat Row 2: Repeat Row 2 until your piece measures about 19 inches (or your desired length). You can adjust the length by adding or subtracting rows.

Finishing:

  1. Fasten off your yarn, leaving a long tail for sewing the ends together.
  2. Fold your piece in half, with the wrong side facing out. Line up the starting chain edge with the last row you crocheted.
  3. Use your yarn needle and the long tail to sew the two ends together. Make sure your seam is neat and secure.
  4. Turn your ear warmer right side out.

Optional Embellishments:

  • You can add a decorative touch by sewing on buttons, attaching a crochet flower, or weaving in a contrasting color of yarn to create stripes.

Notes for Beginners:

  • If you’re new to crocheting, practice your tension to ensure your stitches are even.
  • You can experiment with different yarn colors and textures to create unique ear warmers.
  • Don’t hesitate to adjust the width or length of the headband to fit your preferences.

Remember, practice makes perfect, so don’t get discouraged if your first attempt doesn’t turn out exactly as you imagined. Have fun and enjoy the process of creating your own cozy ear warmers or headbands!