T was in need of some mitts to go with her duffle coat. I had searched high and low for a hat and mitt set that wasn’t PINK. Gosh you would not believe the number of hats out there for little girls that are all pink. I know you want them to look like a girl but COME ON girls do wear other colours!! As you know I love T in red. Mum bought T the most gorgeous little duffle coat while home in Ireland at the end of summer. We had both searched high and low for something that would go well with the bright red. The inside of the hood is navy with white dots so we thought maybe even a navy hat…. nothing.
I finally found a cute little creamy coloured knit hat that was adorned with bobbles but of course had no mittens. I bought it any way figuring I could make some mittens, add some bobbles and bobs your uncle. Unfortunately the bobbles didn’t work out, I knit the mittens double stranded so the wind wouldn’t blow through them which made the bobbles look very distorted.
Instead I thought I might try some embroidery. I found a design on embroiderables that I used as inspiration and winged it. I must say I don’t think I’ll be taking up embroidery any time soon. It took forever for me to perfect this design. I am just way too picky I don’t know how many times I pulled out sections.
Eventually I was happy enough them and T now has toasty little fingers and is cute as a button in her duffle coat.
Pattern:Toddler Mittens on a String by Ruth Bendig
Yarn: Patons Classic Wool in Aran and Red
Needles: 3.5mm dpn’s
I customized these to fit T’s hands and decided on a thumbless version, double stranded for warmth with an I cord string.
Perfect little holiday mitts!