Happy New Year! Top 10 of 2017


HAPPY NEW YEAR! Welcome to another year of free patterns and crochet talk!

I wanted to write up this post yesterday, but for various reasons I just didn’t have the time. But today I am free to do what I want to do, and so here I am.

I thought that I would share with you the most clicked on patterns from over the course of 2017 here on Crochet On The Brain. As always, I’m amazed at how many hits this blog gets, and from where in the world these hits come from! There were 11, 269 views from 75 different countries!

I guess I’ll start with the least viewed pattern out of the top 10, and work my way to #1. (Just click on the photos to bring you to the pattern).


Minty Winter Children's Hats
Minty Winter Children’s Hats


You Are My Sunshine Infant's Hat
You Are My Sunshine Infant’s Hat


Merry-Go-Baby Hat
Merry-Go-Baby Hat


Toddler Hat & Mittens Set
Toddler Hat & Mittens Set


Little Souls Newborn Beanie & Thumbless Mittens
Little Souls Newborn Beanie & Thumbless Mittens


Textured Washcloth
Textured Washcloth


Really Easy Ear Warmer Headband
Really Easy Ear Warmer Headband


Winter Baby Hats
Winter Baby Hats


Sandscapes Scarf
Sandscapes Scarf

and #1-


Cluster Love Slouchy
Cluster Love Slouchy

Thanks to each and every one of you who have made Crochet On The Brain the success that it is.  It is “just a hobby” of mine, but having so many wonderful people around the world supporting me in my endeavor gives me the encouragement needed to continue on with it. In this new year, I hope that Crochet On The Brain, as well as myself, continue to grow and evolve, and that you reap much pleasure out of everything I have, and will have, to share with you!

Thank you!!!

Amanda ❤ 🙂

Really Easy Ear Warmer Headband- Free Pattern



Really Easy Ear Warmer Headband

© Amanda Bryant 2015


Red Heart Super Saver (I used the color “Claret”)

6.5 mm hook

large eyed/yarn needle

Measurements (unstretched)- 4 inches wide x 19 inches long

Note- You can make this headband wider or thinner by increasing or decreasing the foundation chain by 2 chains at a time (for the “sc, ch 1” pattern to work out there must be an odd number of stitches- for example, 19, 17, 15, 13, 11, etc). You can also make the headband longer or shorter by increasing or decreasing the amount of Row 2 repeats. If you’re making this for yourself, you can stretch it around your head as your work progresses until there is a comfortable fit.


Ch 16

Row 1( RS)- sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, and in each ch thereafter, ch 1, turn (15 sc)

Row 2- sc in the 1st sc, (ch 1, sk next sc, sc in next sc) repeat across, ending with a sc in the last st, ch 1, turn (8 sc and 7 ch-1 spaces)

Repeat Row 2 until piece is about 17 ½  inches long, ending with the completion of a WS row.

Row 3- sc in each sc and in each ch-1 sp across, ch 1, turn (15 sc)

Now, fold the piece together, end to end with RS’s facing each other, and sl st through both thicknesses in each sc from row 3 and each unused loop from the foundation ch across.

Fasten off. Weave in yarn tail ends. Turn right side out and enjoy the cold weather 🙂