Violet's Baby Mittens

FREE BABY MITTEN PATTERN


After going on a walk with my daughter the other day, as we often do since we are effectively quarantined in our home and need an excuse to get out of the house, I realized Violet doesn't have any mittens! I had a pack of mittens for when she was a newborn but those were to keep her from scratching her face, not necessarily to keep her hands warm. Those little mittens wouldn't fit her anymore anyway - she's 8 months old! Well we were so desperate to walk, we strapped her in the stroller in 55° weather and bundled her up best we could. Her hands were the only thing I couldn't keep covered and by the time we got home her tiny hands were very cold (I felt like a bad mom). 




So I broke out the leftover yarn from our matching Mommy & Me hats (Pattern Here), got some inspiration from Pinterest and whipped up a pair of mittens to match her hat. Good mom again! Isn't she so adorable in her Mossy Slouch hat?!


I knew I wanted the folded cuff to match the folded brim of the hat. I started with moss stitch to match the hat, but the texture on mittens wasn't right to me, so I went with plain stockinette stitch for some basic mittens. Knowing she would likely lose a mitten, I made an I-cord string to attach the two together. I must say, these baby mittens are the cutest thing!!


I want to share the pattern I used to make these mittens so you can make your own. And you should get the pattern for Violet's matching Mossy Slouch hat on Ravelry! It will only take a week to make the hat and mittens, perfect project before the weather gets super cold this year. See mitten pattern below.



Violet's Baby Mittens
Materials ~
Yarn: Caron Simply Soft Eco (Mulberry mist), or other worsted weight yarn
Needles: US Size 6 dpn
tapestry needle

Gauge ~
21 stitches and 32 rows = 4"
in stockinette st

Size ~
Finished circumference 4.5" (fits most 6-12 months) and length of 4"

Pattern ~
Left mitten
CO 22 sts evenly on 3 size US 6 dpn, [k1,p1] rib for about 16 rows (2.25").
Fold up the bottom in half underneath so the cast on row is behind your work. With your left hand needle pick up the cast on stitch in the column directly below the stitch on the working needle, then knit the two stitches together. Repeat for the next purl stitch, making sure to always pick up the stitch in the cast-on row in the same column as the working stitch. Continue in the round in K1, P1 rib until all CO stitches are picked up and you are back to the beginning of round.

Next round: Establish stockinette stitch, knitting all stitches in the round, until last stitch, kfb (23 sts).
Knit in stockinette for 4 more rounds.

Thumb shaping
Next round: M1R, K1, M1L, knit to end of round.
Plain round: knit to end of round
Next round: M1R, K3, M1L, knit to end of round.
Plain round
Next round: M1R, K5, M1L, knit to end of round.
Plain round
Next round: M1R, K7, M1L, knit to end of round.
Plain round
Next round: Place 9 sts on stitch holder, CO 2 sts, knit to end of round

Work in stockinette stitch for 7 rounds.

Finger shaping
Next round: [K4, k2tog] 3 times, K3, k2tog
Plain round
Next round: [K3, k2tog] 3 times, K2, k2tog
Next round: [K2, k2tog] 3 times, K1, k2tog (12 sts).
Break yarn with about 5", pull yarn through remaining sts knitwise, knot and tuck in ends.

Thumb
Place the 9 sts from stitch holder on needles, pick up two stitches along finger edge. (11 sts)
Work in stockinette for 5 rounds.
Next round: [k2tog] 5 times, K1 (6 sts).
Break yarn, pull through remaining sts knitwise, knot and tuck in ends.

Right Mitten
Same as for Left mitten except for Thumb shaping

Thumb shaping
Next round: Knit to 1 sts before end of round, M1R, K1, M1L.
Plain round: knit to end of round
Next round: Knit to 3 sts before end of round, M1R, K3, M1L.
Plain round
Next round: Knit to 5 sts before end of round, M1R, K5, M1L.
Plain round
Next round: Knit to 7 sts before end of round, M1R, K7, M1L.
Plain round
Next round: Knit to 9 sts before end of round, place 9 sts on stitch holder, CO 2 sts.

Follow same as for Left mitten above.

Finishing
Knit a 2 stitch I-cord about 23" long. Sew ends of I-cord to inside of mitten cuffs.

I think she likes them 🤗😉. Make sure to follow me on instagram @RedFeatherKnits for more projects and updates on my knitwear.

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