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Messy Bun Wide Ear Warmer | Free Crochet Pattern | The Unraveled Mitten

Messy Bun Ear Warmer: Free Crochet Pattern

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Messy bun beanies are all the rage right now but what is a girl to do if her hair isn’t long enough for a messy bun? You crochet a wide earwarmer, tha’ts what.Keep your ears cozy and your hair neat.

I used a new stitch for this project. Its called the “mixed cluster “. I love the texture of it. You start this stitch in the same stitch you finished the previous cluster. I know it sounds a little intimidating but once you get the hang of it you’ll fly through this project.


  • Bernat Super Value Yarn. Baby Pink. Or similar #4/worsted yarn. Less than 1 skein.
  • 5.5mm crochet hook
  • Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
  • Scissors

Size and Gauge

  • Size: When layed flat finished piece measures 10 in x 4 in
  • Guage: 6 sc = 2 in.


  • Ch: chain
  • Sl st: slip stitch
  • Sc: single crochet
  • St: stitch
  • Sk: skip
  • Mc: mixed cluster

Special Stitches

  • Mixed Cluster (mc): yo, insert hook in stitch indicated, pull up loop, yo and pull through 2 loops. Sk 1 st. Yo, insert hook in next st, pull up loop ( 4 loops on hook), yo, insert hook into same st and pull up another loop. Yo, pull through all 6 loops on hook.

Messy Bun Wide Ear Warmer | Free Crochet Pattern | The Unraveled Mitten



Rnd 1: Loosely Ch 59. Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. Join to top of 1st sc using a sl st. Take care not to twist the yarn. Use tail to join bottom of of stitch (58)

Rnd 2: Ch 1. Mixed cluster starting in same sp as ch 1. *Ch 1, mc starting in same st as previous mc, repeat from * ending the last mc in same st as beginning ch 1. Ch 1,Join to top of first mc using sl st.
Rnd 3 : Ch 1, sc in same space as ch 1. Sc in each ch 1 and mc around.
Rnd 4-11: Repeat rows 2 and 3. On last round finish off and weave in ends.

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    • Heather says:

      Hi Moira! I’m sorry your having trouble. By previous MC, I mean the Mc before it in the same round. Does that help any? So you’ll start the round with a ch 1. then in the same space you’ll start your MC. After you pull through the 2 loops you pulled up, sk 1 stitch (in this case a sc from round 1) then complete the cluster in the next stitch. Your next MC with start in the same stich you completed the last MC in.


  1. Trena says:

    I love this stitch!!! I’m trying to figure out how to make a baby blanket using it. Any suggestions?? Thank you for sharing this pattern. I love it.

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