top of page


Updated: Nov 2, 2022

The knit version of the Amina Earwarmer is finally here! Keep reading below for the free knit pattern.

This project highlights one of my favorite textures: herringbone. Last fall I released the crochet version of the design and it is my most successful pattern to date! Im excited to finally share the knit version of this design with you all and I hope you enjoy making it as much as I have!

This project is perfect for market season as it works up quickly! It would also be great for last minute gifts!

The Amina Collection will continue to grow as I will be using this texture in a few more knit and crochet patterns! Make sure to subscribe to the blog so you don't miss out!

Below you'll find the instructions for the adult size made with super bulky yarn.

The written pattern with instructions 4 sizes (baby, child, teen and adult) and two yarn weight options is available for purchase here and on etsy.

Let's get started!


  • 68 yards/ 113 grams of a #6 super bulky yarn ( I used the Malabrigo rasta yarn in the color "molino")

  • US35/19mm circular needles

  • US17/12mm circular needles

  • scissors

  • tapestry needle

  • tape measure


  • Pattern is written using standard US terms.

  • Skill level: intermediate

  • Check out this tutorial to learn the basics of the herringbone knit stitch.

  • Finished size: 21 inch circumference x 5.75 inch width

  • Gauge: 4" x 4" = 12sts x 9 rows


k2tog = knit 2 together

p2tog = purl 2 together

tbl = through the back loop

Written Pattern

*** If you are not familiar with this stitch, check out this stitches 101 tutorial on the herringbone stitch before getting started***

Using the 19mm needles, cast on 63 stitches using the long tail cast on method. (If you'd like to change the size of the ear warmer, adjust the number of stitches you cast on.)

Row 1 (right side): [k2tog tbl and only drop the first stitch] Repeat until there is only one stitch remaining on the left needle. To finish the row, slip the stitch through the back onto the right needle. Turn your work.

Row 2 (wrong side): [p2tog and only drop the first stitch] Repeat until there is one stitch remaining on the left needle. To finish the row, slip the stitch onto the right needle purl wise. Turn your work.

Rows 3 - 12: Repeat rows 1 and 2 until you have a total of 12 rows or your work measures your preferred width. (You can adjust the width of the ear warmer by increasing or decreasing the number of rows knit. Make sure that you end on a wrong side row as you will need to cast off on a right side row).

The next row is the cast off row. Use the 12mm needles to cast off.

Row 13: Cast off in pattern. Leave a long tail for sewing the ends of the earwarmer together.

Finishing details

With the right side facing up, fold ends and sew together. Finish off and weave ends. (The video below demonstrates this process). Flip inside out and its complete!

Now you're ready to style your ear warmer with your fall and winter looks!

That concludes the tutorial! Share your finished projects with the hashtag #yarnth3orytaughtme. If you have any questions, post them in the comments below.

Happy Crafting!

- Krysten


The patterns and photographs of items on this site are the property of yarnTh3ory and are for personal, non-commercial use only. These patterns are protected by US copyright, and you may not distribute or sell them electronically or physically.

Sales of finished pieces made from these patterns are permitted, but seller must use their own photographs and credit must be given to yarnTh3ory as the designer.


Thanks for submitting!


  • Facebook
  • Instagram


Line Art Crafts Branding Ball And Knitting Crochet Hook Logo.png


bottom of page