"The Salome Earwarmer" by Hocknchain | Crochet Pattern Review

A friend of mine texted me a picture of a headband that she wanted me to make for her. It was knitted, of course (haha) so searched for a similar crochet pattern and somehow stumbled upon The Salome Earwarmer. It actually looks nothing like what she sent me, but it was just as cute!

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To be honest, my first version of this headband didn’t turn out right because the pattern called for yarn that was discontinued. So I used Color Made Easy by Lionbrand and did an extra 20 stitches so that it could fit my head. Same amount of rows. But I used a size 6.5 hook and the headband was too stiff.

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So this morning, I decided to use a size 8mm hook, same amount as stitches as the pattern described and it came out peeeerrrrfectly. I am so in love!

LarJ’s Review


First impression. I love a simple PDF, and this was one of them.

Ease. Super easy to follow. No questions came up in my head.

Difficulties. None.

Time. When I did it the first time (using a smaller hook and doing more stitches), the headband took over 3 hours to make. When I did it the second time, the headband took about 2 hours.

Yarn. The yarn that the pattern calls for is discontinued. It used to be my fave. Anyway, if you use Color Made Easy & a size 8mm hook, your gauge will be the same.

Do I recommend? Fo sho. No doubt.

Final thoughts. I posted my first headband on my personal instagram, asking my followers if they liked it or not. I have received 81 “yes” votes, 9 “meh” votes, and 1 DM asking to place an order haha.

So go buy that joint.