This is my first crochet design! I hate the way hats mess up my hair and wanted some cute earmuffs. I get a zillion compliments on them, and so I made versions in pink and gave them to my bandmates for holiday gifts. I am now soooo popular! ;-)
To make it, I used Caron ww acrylic yarn. I can't write patterns yet, but here's the jist of it:
Chain 13 loosely (I use a 5.5mm hook). Single crochet every chain (this makes one row). Make about 28 more rows, bind off. For the ear pieces, I did four chains and joined them. I then made a spiral about 3.75" wide with a double crochet stitch. Near the end, I switch to hdc, then sc. Bind, then make a chain about 8" long. I sewed the ear pieces on to the head piece with a sewing machine (very small straight stitch) going around the earpieces, and then in a slightly curved line near the top of the ear pieces. I then (sacrilege!) trimmed away the excess corners from the headpiece part.
Hope you like it!