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Mittens and Hat Knitting Patterns for Elementary Aged Children

22 Nov

If your church is like mine, there is a Christmas tree available to hang hats and mittens on for area children in need. I love that they do this. What a great way to give a practical gift to a child but also to let them – and their parents – know that Christ cares for them through His people. I’ve never been too organized about knitting mittens and hats, I pretty much make them up as I go along. But this year I decided to write out the patterns and share them with others who are willing to knit, but maybe not so good at designing. Happy knitting! Please share with other who will enjoy knitting these for needy kids … or their own!

MatchingMittensHat

Two pairs of mittens and a hat from one skein of yarn.

Hat
Red Heart Super Saver 5 oz Skein
Size 6 circular needle 16”
Size 6 double-pointed needles
Marker

Cast on 64 sts. Mark beginning of round with a marker. Work in K2, P2 ribbing for 1 ½”.
Increase round: K8, M1, repeat around for 72 sts
Knit each round until hat measures 5” from cast on edge.
Decrease pattern:
K7, K2tog, repeat around
K 1 round
K6, K2tog, repeat around
K 1 round
K5, 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.

Small Sized 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”
Decrease round: K2, K2tog, repeat around
K 2 rounds
Increase round: K3, M1, repeat around (back to 32 sts)
K1 round

Thumb gusset right mitten:
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)

Thumb gusset left mitten:
K29, M1, K1, M1, K2
K 1 round
K29, M1, K3, M1, K2
K 1 round
K29, M1, K5, M1, K2
K 1 round
K29, move 7 sts onto a holder, M3, K2
K28, K2tog, K1, K2tog, K1 (back to 32 sts)

Mitten Top:
K around until mitten is 2 ½” from thumb opening.
Decrease pattern:
K2tog, K12, SSK, K2tog, K12, SSK
K 1 round
K2tog, K10, SSK, K2tog, K10, SSK
K 1 round
K2tog, K8, SSK, K2tog, K8, SSK
K 1 round
K2tog, K6, SSK, K2tog, K6, SSK
K 1 round
K2tog, K4, SSK, K2tog, K4, SSK
K 1 round
Move remaining 12 sts onto 2 needles, 6 on each. Cut a 12″ tail and then weave the ends using Kitchener stitch for a seamless top.

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.

Larger Sized 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
K until cuff measures 1 ½”
Work K2, P2 ribbing for 6 rounds
K 1 round

Thumb gusset right mitten:
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)

Thumb gusset left mitten:
K33, M1, K1, M1, K2
K 1 round
K33, M1, K3, M1, K2
K 1 round
K33, M1, K5, M1, K2
K 1 round
K33, M1, K7, M1, K2
K 1 round
K33, move 9 sts onto a holder, M3, K2
K32, K2tog, K1, K2tog, K1 (back to 36 sts)

Mitten Top:
K each round until mitten is 3” 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.

MismatchedMittensHat

Assortment of Mittens and Hat

Trooper and Pegg cropped

 

 

 

 

 

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