Very Simple Baby Mitts

The small human has been growing quite a bit (as they do), and my usual trick of pulling cardigan or jacket sleeves down over her hands when out & about isn't quite keeping her hands warm anymore. 
I decided to whip up a pair of mittens for her. These took 2 (short) evenings to make. 

Yarn: Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran - about 58 metres.
Size: These mittens fit my 11 month old, with a little room for growing. Her wrist measures 11 cm. 
Needles: 4mm circular needle long enough for magic loop  (or DPNs if you prefer).
Gauge: 20 st per 10 cm in stocking stitch.
Other bits: crochet hook, for the string; darning needle for grafting & weaving in the ends.

EDIT: This pattern is now available as a download through the following websites: 
And will soon be available on Lovecrafts.

This is a very simple baby mitten pattern, that can be whipped up in an evening or two. It is designed to fit a baby with a wrist measurement of between 10 - 12 cm, with a little room for growing. Layering the long cuff over garments and under coats will help keep it in place on little hands.

The mittens are knit in the round, and then grafted together at the finger tips. They are joined together using a crochet chain or I-cord.

I had thought she would complain about having her hands covered when out & about (she loves to poke at anything within reach), but she seems happy enough to chew on the mitts.

I intend to make another pair, as all the chewing tends to make them soggy.

*I know, wool stays warm when wet, but putting wet mittens back on to her hands is a line I'm not going to cross ... for now. 


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