I was cruising on Ravelry the other day and found a crocheted braided ear warmer pattern that I just had to have. I didn't want to steal any of the designer's pictures from the Ravelry site, so I'm including a link to the designer's etsy store with the pattern: V. Larios' Etsy Store - Braided Ear Warmer Pattern so you can see the pattern for yourself.
To make this pattern I bought a skein of Big Twist Value Yarn from Joann Fabrics today. I've never seen the brand Big Twist Value before. The package says it's made in India and is distributed by Jo-Ann stores. I don't know if this brand makes anything other than acrylic yarn, the yarn I bought is acrylic. I bought the yarn in colorway dark rose.
This took me about 3 1/2 hours to complete. The instructions were okay, but they could have been better when it came to finishing. They were a little hard to follow. I did finish it the way it was written, but the piece is a little too big for my head. I would like a tighter fit, so I'm going to modify the area where the braids are joined.
I only used about half of this skein of yarn, so I have enough left over to make another.
It turned out super cute and it's really warm. I'm going to love this. I may even make a few more in different colors.