Mittens and Hat Knitting Patterns for Elementary Aged Children

**NOTE** This pattern was updated and revised in 2019

Hat
Size 5 circular needle 16”
Size 5 double-pointed needles
Markers

Cast on 88 sts. Mark beginning of round with a marker. Work in K2, P2 ribbing for 6 ½”.
Decrease pattern:
K9, K2tog, repeat around
K 1 round
K8, K2tog, repeat around
K 1 round
K7, K2tog, repeat around
K1 round
Continue in this fashion – moving to double-pointed needles when stitches get too stretched on the circular needle – until 8 sts remain. Cut 6” tail of yarn. Thread through remaining sts and pull up tight. Weave in yarn ends.

Pre-K to 1st Grade Mittens
Red Heart Super Saver 5 oz Skein
Size 3 double-pointed needles
Stitch holder
Darning needle

Gauntlet:
Cast on 32 sts  and divide 10-10-12 on 3 needles
K 1 round
P 2 rounds
K until cuff measures 1 ½”
Elastic rounds:
1) *K1, slip 1 as if to purl, repeat from * around
2) *Slip 1 as if to purl, k1, repeat from * around
Repeat rows 1 and 2 twice more (6 rounds total)
K3 rounds

Thumb gusset:
K2, M1, K1, M1, K around
K 1 round
K2, M1, K3, M1, K around
K 1 round
K2, M1, K5, M1, K around
K 1 round
K2, move 7 sts onto a holder, M3, K around
K1, K2tog, K1, K2tog, K around (back to 32 sts)

Mitten Top:
K around until mitten is 2 ½” from thumb opening.
Decrease pattern:
K6, k2tog, around
K 1 round
K5, k2tog, around
K 1 round
K4, k2tog, around
K 1 round
K3, k2tog, around
K 1 round
k2, k2tog, around
K 1 round
K2 tog, around
Cut a 6” tail, draw tail through remaining sts.

Thumbs:
Slip holder sts onto 2 needles. With 3rd needle, pick up 3 new sts in the thumb opening. Knit around these 10 sts until thumb measures 1 ½”. K2tog around. Cut a 4” tail. Thread tail through remaining sts and pull up tight. Weave in yarn ends.

Early Elementary Mittens
Red Heart Super Saver 5 oz Skein
Size 3 double-pointed needles
Stitch holder
Darning needle

Gauntlet:
Cast on 36 sts and divide 12-12-12 on 3 needles
K 1 round
P 2 rounds
Elastic rounds:
1) *K1, slip 1 as if to purl, repeat from * around
2) *Slip 1 as if to purl, k1, repeat from * around
Repeat rows 1 and 2 twice more (6 rounds total)
K 5 rounds

Thumb gusset:
K2, M1, K1, M1, K around
K 1 round
K2, M1, K3, M1, K around
K 1 round
K2, M1, K5, M1, K around
K 1 round
K2, M1, K7, M1, K around
K 1 round
K2, move 9 sts onto a holder, M3, K around
K1, K2tog, K1, K2tog, K around (back to 36 sts)

Mitten Top:
K each round until mitten is 3 1/4″ – 3 1/2” from thumb opening.
Decrease pattern:
K4, K2tog, repeat around
K 1 round
K3, K2tog, repeat around
K 1 round
K2, K2tog, repeat around
K 1 round
K1, K2tog, repeat around
K 1 round
K2tog around
Cut a 6” tail, thread through remaining sts and pull tight.

Thumbs:
Slip holder sts onto 2 needles. With 3rd needle, pick up 3 new sts in the thumb opening. Knit around these 12 sts until thumb measures 1 ¾”. K2tog around. Cut a 4” tail. Thread tail through remaining sts and pull up tight. Weave in yarn ends.

Have fun experimenting with colors and patterns too!

 

 

 

 

Trooper and Pegg cropped

 

 

 

 

 

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Pegg Thomas lives on a hobby farm in Northern Michigan with Michael, her husband of *mumble* years. They raise sheep and chickens; keep a few barn cats, and Murphy the spoiled rotten dog. A life-long history geek, she writes “History with a Touch of Humor.” Pegg is published in the Barbour historical romance collections. Pegg also works as Publisher of Smitten Historical Romance, an imprint of Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas. When not working or writing, Pegg can be found in her barn, her garden, her kitchen, or sitting at her spinning wheel creating yarn to turn into her signature wool shawls. Pegg won the Romance Writers of America's Faith, Hope, & Love Award for 2019, was a finalist for the 2019 ACFW Editor of the Year, and a double finalist for the 2019 ACFW Carol Awards.

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