How to Make a Knitted Ear Warmer on a Circular Knitting Machine

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How to Make a Knitted Ear Warmer on a Circular Knitting Machine.
Knitting is a timeless craft that offers a wonderful way to create beautiful and functional items. One such item is the cozy headband ear warmer, perfect for keeping your ears warm during chilly days. In this guide, we’ll show you how to make a knitted ear warmer using a circular knitting machine. This efficient method will save you time and help you produce a professional-looking accessory.

Materials You’ll Need to knit your ear warmer headband:

Before we dive into the knitting process, let’s gather the materials:

  1. Circular Knitting Machine: You’ll need a circular sentro knitting machine with 40 needles 32 needles can also be used for this project.
  2. Yarn: Choose a soft, warm yarn in your preferred color. A DK weight yarn is ideal for ear warmers.
  3. Tape Measure: To ensure the ear warmer is the right size.
  4. Scissors: For cutting the yarn.
  5. Tapestry Needle: To weave in the ends.
  6. Crochet hook: 4.5 mm to crochet around the elastic
  7. Elastic band: 5 cm

Yarn for the headband:

Step-by-Step Instructions:

  1. Prepare Your Machine:
    • Set up your circular knitting machine on a stable surface and tape the legs using double tape.
    • Thread your machine with waste yarn and cast on, work for 4 rows. Change to the yarn of choice and make the number of rows in the pattern
  2. Knit the Rows:
    • Turn the handle of your circular knitting machine to begin knitting rows. As the circular machine operates, it will create a tubular piece of knitting.
  3. Measure the Length:
    • Use a tape measure to periodically check the length of your knitted tube. The average length for an ear warmer is approximately 18-20 inches, but you can adjust it to fit comfortably around your head.
    • S = 21 inches, M = 22′ , L = 23′ circunference head.
  4. Bind Off:
    • Once your knitting reaches the desired length, bind off your stitches using the hook to grab the loops.
  5. Elastic band:
    • Make a slip knot and work around the elastic making single crochet, make as many stitches as you can so the elastic will still stretch after covered.
  6. Finishing Touches:
    • To create a seamless ear warmer, sew the cast-on and bind-off edges together with the elastic crochet stitches using a yarn needle and matching yarn.
    • Weave in any loose ends to ensure a tidy finish.
  7. Optional Embellishments:
    • Get creative! You can add buttons, a decorative stitch, or a contrasting color stripe to personalize your ear warmer.


Creating a knitted ear warmer using a circular knitting machine is a satisfying and efficient way to craft a stylish and functional accessory. With the right materials and a few simple steps, you’ll have a cozy ear warmer to keep you warm in no time. Whether you’re knitting for yourself or as a thoughtful gift, your handcrafted ear warmer is sure to be a hit during the colder months.

Remember to experiment with different yarn colors and patterns to make each ear warmer truly unique. Happy knitting!



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