Size 5 needles
Size 6 needles
1 skein Baby Jacquard Spearmint Candy (or any DK weight yarn)
Crochet Hook, size E (optional)
With Size 5 needles, Cast On 30 stitches.
Row 1: K1, P1 rib to end.
Repeat for 10 rows TOTAL.
Switch to Size 6 needles and increase 4 stitches as follows:
Row 11: Knit 6, Make 1 (M1) by inserting the tip of your Left Needle, from front to back, beneath the horizontal bar between the stitch you just knit and the one that is waiting to be knit. Lift this bar onto your Left Needle and knit into the BACK of this new loop. The twist that is created will leave a very small, unnoticeable hole where you have made the new stitch. then contine knitting . . Knit 6, M1, K6, M1, M6, M1, K to end. (34 stitches)
Row 12: Purl
Row 13: Knit
Repeat 12 - 13 until total length from cast on equals 2”, ending on a Purl Row.
Begin decrease as follows:
Row 1: k1, ssk, k11, k2tog, k2, ssk, k11, k2tog, k1
Row 2: purl
Row 3: k1, ssk, k9, k2tog, k2, ssk, k9, k2tog, k1
Row 4: purl
Row 5: k1, ssk, k7, k2tog, k2, ssk, k7, k2tog, k1
Row 6: purl
Row 7: k1, ssk, k5, k2tog, k2, ssk, k5, k2tog, k1
Row 8: purl
Row 9: k1, ssk, k3, k2tog, k2, ssk, k3, k2tog, k1 (14 stitches)
Cut yarn, leaving enough to pull through the remaining 14 stitches and then using a matress
stitch, stitch sides closed. Weave in ends.
Because i used the Jacquard type yarn and i would like the mittens to 'match', i'm by-passing some of the pink so that i can have them coordinate as closely as possible.
If you're feeling 'adventurous' you can always add a crocheted chain, approximately 25-30" long to keep these little ones connected, and one less thing for Mom to have to look for!
Because these little mitts take very little yarn, why not add a cute little hat, also knit flat and seamed up when finished.
With Size 5 needles cast on 87 stitches and begin the Lace Ribbing as follows:
Row 1: K2, *p3, k2: rep from *
Row 2: P2, *k1, yo, ssk, p2; rep from *
Row 3: K2, *p3, k2, rep from *
Row 4: P2, *k2tog, yo, k1, p2; rep from *
Row 5: K1, M1, knit to end (88 stitches)
Row 6: Purl
Work in Stockinette Stitch until hat measures 4” from Cast on on Edge.
Row 1: *Knit 8, K2tog*, repeat to end
Row 2: Purl
Row 3: *Knit 7, K2tog*, repeat to end
Row 4: Purl
Row 5: *Knit 6, K2tog*, repeat to end
Row 6: Purl
Row 7: *Knit 5, K2tog*, repeat to end
Row 8: Purl
Row 9: *Knit 4, K2tog*, repeat to end
Row 10: Purl
Row 11: *Knit 3, K2tog*, repeat to end
Row 12: Purl
Row 13: *Knit 2, K2tog*, repeat to end
Row 14: Purl
Row 15: *Knit 1, K2tog*, repeat to end
Row 16: Purl
Row 17: *K2tog*, repeat to end.
Cut yarn, leaving a long tail. Thread through tapestry needle and run the tail back through the remaining 11 loops. Pull to close and then begin seaming up the back of the hat using a mattress stitch.
Weave in ends. Add the mitts ... Sweet Treats for the Little One!
Knit 2, Yo, K2tog, Knit to end.
Repeat this row 5 more times.
Knit 2, K2tog, YO, K2tog, knit to end.
Repeat this Row. (24 stitches)
Knit 1, K2tog, Yo, K2tog, Knit 6. Bind off 2 stitches, Knit to the end
Knit 1, K2tog, YO, K2tog, Knit 3, YO, K2tog, K1.
(move remaining 10 stitches on to stitch marker, waiting to be completed for second top half of heart.)
Knit 1, K2tog, YO, K2tog, Knit to end. (8 stitches)
Knit 1, K2tog, YO, K2tog, Knit to end. (7 stitches)
Knit 1, K2tog, Slip 1st stitch over 2nd (bind off), YO, K2, YO, K2tog.
K2tog, K 1, Slip 1st stitch over 2nd (bind off), knit to end.
Using the 3 stitches now on the needle, knit 4" in garter stitch to make one side of the ties for the bib.
for 2nd half:
attach yarn from the inside center of the heart.
Knit 1, K2tog, YO, K2tog, knit to end (9 stitches)
Knit 1, K2tog, YO, K2tog, knit to end (8)
Knit 1, K2tog, Slip 1st stitch over 2nd stitch, YO, K1, K2tog, YO, K1.
Knit 1, K2tog, Slip 1st stitch over 2nd stitch, Knit to end.
K2tog, Knit to end of row.
Continue knitting these 3 stitches in garter stitch for 4".
Knit 1, Bind off 1 stitch, Knit 1.
Knit 1, M1, Knit 1. (3 stitches)
Knit 2 rows. Bind off.
Just a Little Loopy
(sized for toddler)
Size 13 16” circular needles
Wool Ease Thick & Quick – 1 skein Denim
Crochet Hook – used for pulling braids through earflap
Cast on 4 stitches
3: K1, Yo, K to 1 stitch before the end, YO, K.
4: K1, Ktbl, Knit to 2 stitches before the end, Ktbl, K.
Repeat Rows 3-6 one more time. Cut yarn leaving enough tail to weave in … and slide this earflap to the back of your needle (so that it is just resting in the middle of your circulars)
Repeat again for 2nd flap but do NOT cut the yarn when you are finished knitting. Using a cable cast on, Cast On 9 stitches (for the back of the hat). Put these stitches into your Right Hand now, pull the 1st earflap into place on the Left Needle and Knit across the 1st earflap, and then using the cable cast on, cast on 16 stitches. Slip the last of the cast on stitches back over beside the earflap (which has now worked its way around to the left needle again) and knit these 2 stitches together to join, being careful not to twist. Place marker.
Row 1: PURL
Row 2: Knit
Repeat Rows 1-2 two more times. (alternating knit and purl rows will result in garter stitch for the band of the hat)
After garter stitch for 6 rows, begin knitting in the round, each row, until the cap measures approximately 5” from the cast on row on the front of the cap.
Row 1: *Knit 3, K2tog *, repeat.
Row 2, 4: Knit
Row 3: *Knit 2, K2tog * repeat
Row 5: *Knit 1, K2tog *
Row 6: *K2tog*, repeat.
Cut yarn, leaving a tail long enough to pull through and close the top of the hat, and then weave the ends in securely.
Cut 6 pieces of yarn 22” long. Using a crochet hook, pull 3 strands through on each side. Once pulled through, fold the lengths in half and divide by 2’s to braid. Braid to the end and tie a knot approximately 1.5” above the end. Repeat for 2nd braid.
Next, leave a tail of yarn approximately 4” long and then begin making Figure 8’s by measuring out 6” and gathering it into the center, 6” and bring to center, etc ….. until you have 20 loops. Measure an additional 4” and let this hang as a tail and cut this yarn.
Now, using your 7” piece of yarn tie it securely around the loops and double knot it in order to hold the loops in place. Pull the tails of this 7" piece of yarn through the top of the cap and secure, weaving the ends in place. Next, pull each of the 4” tails on the “loop” section through the top of the hat and secure them as well. (baiscally you're securing the loops with 2 seperate knots!) Weave these ends in, and enjoy!