Keep Warm With This #nerDIY: Wonder Woman Earwarmers

Remember when I said that we hadn't been experiencing much winter weather? Well I think Freak might blame me for the sudden freezing temps + the mounds of snow that's been predicted for us today. Now don't get me wrong, I don't love the freezing temps but I love an excuse to wear my hats, scarves + sweaters.

If you're another person that might be cursing me right about now, how about a little geek craft as a peace offering? At least I'm trying to keep you warm!








This is a pretty basic knitting pattern - with a little basic crochet thrown in for fun - so it's great for even a beginner.

Materials:
  • Size 8 US knitting needles
  • 1 skein of worsted weight golden yellow yarn
  • 1 skein (or scraps) of worsted weight red yarn
  • 2 stitch markers
  • 1-2 button(s)
  • Scissors
  • Yarn needle
Instructions for earwarmer: 

Cast on 88 stitches using the long-tail cast-on method

Knit to the last 2 stitches + then turn work.

Slip 1 stitch knitwise, knit 3 stitches then place marker, knit to the last 2 stitches + then turn work. 

Slip 1 stitch knitwise, knit 3 stitches then place second marker, knit to next marker + then turn work. 

*Remove marker, slip 1 stitch knitwise, knit 3 stitches then replace marker, knit to next marker + then turn work.* Repeat this row until you have only 28 stitches between the markers.

*Slip 1 stitch knitwise, work to marker, remove marker + knit 4 stitches, replace marker, turn work.* Repeat this row until only 2 stitches remain outside of markers.

Slip 1 stitch knitwise, knit to next marker, remove marker + work to last 2 stitches.

Knit to next marker, remove marker + work last 2 stitches.

Loosely bind off all stitches. Weave in ends.



I found this crochet star pattern in my collection + used it for the red star, but you can always choose another favorite star pattern to embellish your earwarmer. After crocheting I left a long tail to use for sewing the star onto the earwarmer. When sewing the button on you have two options:
  • Sew it on the top side of one of the ends + have the button visible.
  • Sew it on underneath one of the ends + have the button not visible.
Since all I had were black buttons in my stash, I wanted to keep the button from being visible so I chose to sew it on underneath the end. Ta da! Now you have a fun way to add a bit of nerdy to your everyday.

Knit one? Be sure to tag @freakandpocky  (or use #freakandpocky) so we can see your creation!


I seriously can't wait to see your projects! Pretty please share them with us. I'm thinking about making a second one using blue + white to represent Captain America.

**This pattern is for personal use ONLY. **

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