Through Pintrest I found a young woman's blog in which one of her posts explains how to make these fun and easy ear warmers. You can find it here: http://www.prudentbaby.com/2010/12/adorable-diy-ear-warmers.html#more
I'm not kidding you when I say that I made two in less than an hour. You can buy the wool felt to match your own jacket and even make them for gifts. Here's how mine went:
1. My jacket is maroon and unfortunately we didn't have any maroon felt here at the quilt shop so I decided to match the colors to my scarf which is multi-colored with blue, yellow, maroon, and cream.....blue and mustard yellow were my favorites.
2. Next I made a template out of freezer paper so that I could recreate the same design for another one later. I also made templates for my flower layers (this will make more sense in a little bit).
3. I ironed the freezer paper onto my felt and started cutting.
4. After my headband was cut out, I made a 1/4" seam around the entire thing. This prevents it from stretching too much. I also used the button hole setting on the machine to create buttons holes big enough for some fun wood buttons.
5. I cut open the button holes and hand sewed a button on the opposite end.
5. After I created the basic headband it came to the fun part....embellishments. I decided to do layered flowers. I also chose to use another button and make it the middle of my flower. I hand sewed these embellishments on...and tad-ah a cold weather ear warmer.
6. After I made the first one I wasn't sure how I felt about the width, so I made a smaller one. I decided to do a bow embellishment for this one using both colors.
If you're interested in making these for yourself or others, I have the templates for the wide headband, narrow headband, and layer flowers saved on a PDF (the bow I kind of made up as I went along, just strips of felt folded into a bow). Send me an email at email@example.com and I'll email the PDF to you.