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Mittens and Hat Knitting Patterns for Elementary Aged Children

22 Nov

**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!

 

 

 

 

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