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« on: January 24, 2005 11:51:52 AM »

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Yesterday at 7:10: "Ummm, I think I will try making earwarmers. . ."
7:25:"Hey these look okay! I will wear them to the broomball game."
7:27: "I am going to look so ladylike and demure at the game, in my cute li'l earwarmers!"
7:30: "Yaaaaaay team! Go for the jugular! Play for blood! Rrrrrip their throats oooouuuuuutttt!!!!"

I kid you not.

ps This is a great picture of me. I especially like the red eye.

I used a K hook and Red Heart yarn (so cheap!) in med thyme. Oh, and I had it doubled over, you know? I was working with a double strand of the same yarn. OH- and a tapestry needle (but you can make these without one)

 Pattern!CH=chain SC=single crochet Rnd=round ST=stich  Do the whole thing with a double strand of yarn- unless you don't want to.
First, chain 3 and join into a ring (that was round one).
Rnd 2: SC in first CH, CH 1, SC in second CH, CH 1, SC in third CH, CH 1-- you have just doubled the size of your piece- from 3 sts to 6!
Rnd 3: Double the size again in the same way (SC, CH, SC, CH. . .) so you now have a 12 st round.
Rnd 4: Increase your 12 sts to 24 in the same way.
Now: SC for 12 sts (halfway around the circle) then CH 22 sts. SC back along the chain (21 sts, I think) til you get back to the circle, then continue SC along the circle (like 12 more sts), then CH  30 and fasten off.

Half done! Now make another piece, following the pattern (assuming I wrote it correctly). Use your tapestry needle (or crochet hook)  and a piece of the yarn to sew together the thick 21 CH arms. This seam goes over/across your head and the 30 CH tails tie under your hair.

I need to improve the tails, I think, to make them a little more secure. They are okay but not perfect.
I have thought of a couple of variations such as, stringing a ribbon through the whole thing so the ends dangle out the ends of the tails, or making some flowers to go on the ears. A butterfly on top? I like the fleece idea- is chilly Vermont a lot like freezing Upper Peninsula Michigan? That is where I live.
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« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2005 12:03:07 PM »

NICE!!!
A hip twist to the ol' fashioned un-hip earwarmers  Wink
oh...and 15 MINS? WOW! 
what kind of yarn is that?  LOVE the color!
Red Eye always goes well with earwarmers... he he he J/K
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« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2005 12:04:46 PM »

luv you humor!! LOL    luv the earwarmers too.......so....tell us how to make em now......hahaha
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« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2005 02:06:01 PM »

Those looks so fun. Does it stay on very good? Love it you should make up a pattern. Wish I could come up with something that fast and it would look wicked cute! Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2005 06:09:06 PM »

OMG those are so cute. With a little bit of fleece lining those would work perfect in chilly Vermont. Please post some instructions!!!! Awesome job.

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« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2005 09:08:23 PM »

Hey HEY heeey! Now there are instructions which may or may not make any sense. If they do make sense, and you kids do feel like making them, I would Love to hear about it! Thanks for the kind words! Kiss
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« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2007 03:18:46 PM »

Ok now I Really Really love that and the Color is Great Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2007 05:36:44 PM »

Wow you are super fast.  Its a cute design too.
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« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2007 08:57:12 PM »

The earwarmers are fantastic! And you are Hillarious!
Go for the JUGUL~ARRRR

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« Reply #9 on: September 13, 2007 12:38:20 PM »

ok, I'm sso gonna make a pair of these! i'll post a pic when II get them done!!!
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« Reply #10 on: September 13, 2007 06:12:32 PM »

Cheesy Those are awesome!
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« Reply #11 on: September 15, 2007 03:52:29 PM »

Oh, those are so cute and classy! I'm definitely going to have to make some for myself when it gets chilly.
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« Reply #12 on: September 15, 2007 04:43:18 PM »

They are very Princess Leia!  Or am I the only crazy one?
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« Reply #13 on: September 15, 2007 06:15:20 PM »

I like these a lot!  Keep up the good work!!
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« Reply #14 on: September 15, 2007 10:31:46 PM »

very cute!it looks like the kind of earwarmers the girls were wearing the the movie little women!i am so going to make them for all of my friends,and i have family in michigan that would love to have some
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« Reply #15 on: December 07, 2008 08:54:05 PM »

I just made a pair of these, but I did them a tiny bit differently than you did. Figured I would share:

I started out double-stranding it for the ear bit, but when it came to the headband, I used only one strand and chained across the top of my head instead of just 22 stitches, then double-crocheted back to give it some texture. Then, I made another little ear bit, also double-stranded, and just attached it to the other end of the headband.

Pictures tomorrow, when I use it. :3 Thanks a lot for the inspiration.
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