I know this is whimsical and crazy and perhaps just a little bit cooky even, but I am not even gonna lie. I LOVE IT!! Like, so so so so so so much.
The winter here in Virginia Beach can be unpredictable, one day its 60 and the next its 30. Checking the weather ap every morning is a must. About a month or so ago, I woke up one morning to find that our beautiful weather had become a frozen tundra overnight! I couldn’t go running unless I had some serious earmarmers. So I whipped up a quick black fleece headband that had a couple of earflaps, and was good to go in under 10 minutes. Since then, I have worn that black headband underneath my running beanie almost every day (unless the weather was 60 again, which has happened on more than one occasion now – lol). I have developed a serious obsession with my fleece ear warmers for two reasons.
- I can still run with a pony tail, and not wear one of those bun head hats. (In case you missed them, the newest trend seems to be winter hats with a hole in the back of them so that your pony tail can pop through. Cute, but different.)
- The double layers of fleece prevent wind from coming into my ears, and keep me protected very well. While still allowing me to wear a lightweight beanie over the ear warmers when needed for an additional layer of protection.
And an optional, but not really relevant, three…
- It is dang CUTE and super easy to make!
All of that being said, I have wanted to make more ear warmers for quite some time now and purchased a bunch of cute pom poms with exactly that in mind. Turning my basic fleece ear warmer headband into a cute handmade winter accessory. And well, because…POMS.
Pom Pom Ear Warmer Headband
Free Pattern (Kids & Adults)
How to make a pom pom ear warmer headband
Skill level – Beginner
Time Needed – 30 minutes
- Ear warmer pattern (see below for links to download)
- 2 faux fur pom poms (I used THESE, affiliate link)
- Needle and thread
- Basic sewing essentials
EAR WARMER PATTERN:
Step One – Place to earflap headband pattern pieces right sides together. Pin and sew along the top and bottom edge. Trim seam allowance and turn right side out.
Step Two – Fold headband in half, right sides together, matching up the short raw edges. Pin and sew.
Step Three – Press seam open, and sew a rectangle around the open seam to secure in place.
*Please note – for the adult ear warmer seen in these photos, I skipped turning the headband right side out and simply left the raw seams showing. I like this result better. Sew the headband pattern pieces wrong sides together, and simply trim the seam allowance close to your sewn line. You can do either method for this headband.
Step Four – Using a needle and thread, insert the needle into the ear flap from the wrong side of the ear warmer.
Step Five – Place the pom pom on top of the right side of the ear flap, and start sewing around the entire outer edge of the pom pom, using handmade stitches, to secure the pom poms outer edge to the ear flap. You will need to push the needle through the center of the pom pom to make sure you are getting through the ‘meat’ of the pom pom center and actually securing it to the ear warmer. Simply use nice, long stitches, and pull firmly to ensure that the pom pom is not loose when finished. Repeat for both sides.
Now go have some fun!
Sometimes its just fun to wear things that make you smile :).
Thanks so much for stopping by, and until next time…