Friday, January 23, 2009

Free Mitten Pattern for Toddlers - Updated 01/11/2010

"Soon To Be Lost" Toddler Mittens - fits ages 2-4

Needle size: 6/ 4.0mm
Yarn: Patons Classic Wool Merino in Deep Olive Tweed, Worsted weight
Gauge: 24 stitches = 4 in.
Yardage: approx. 100 yds.

Measurements: Cuff 1.5in, Wrist to tip of fingers: 4.5in, Thumb: 1.5 in.

Pattern is written for two circular needles, but may be easily altered for dpns by dividing the stitches evenly on each dpn.

For the beginning of each round (on one needle only) you may use a stitch marker or you may use the long tail of your cast on to keep up with the beginning of each row.

Cast On:

Cast on 28 stitches.


Rows 1 - 10: K1P1 Ribbing
(If you prefer a longer cuff, you may add as many rows as you like.)

Rows 11 - 16: Work 6 rows of St st

Thumb Shaping:

Row 17: Inc1, k to end. 2nd needle - k to end.
Row 18: knit
Row 19: same as row 17
Row 20: knit
Row 21: same as row 17
Row 22: knit

Separate for Thumb:

Place 8 stitches (4 stitches from each needle) onto a holder/waste yarn. Cast on 2 stitches using backward loop method.

Center of the Mitten:

Work two inches in St. St.


On each needle: ktog, k to last two stitches, ktog.
Next row: knit

Repeat two more times
Next row: knit

Bind Off:

Three needle bind off or Kitchener.


Move the 8 stitches from the holder, placing four stitches on each needle.

Row 1: Pick up and knit two stitches from the inside of the thumb and knit around both needles. At the end of the second needle, pick up two more stitches. Make sure that all four of the picked up stitches are knit twisted. This will help tighten up any gaps made where the thumb and hand meet.

Row 2 and 3: knit

Row 4:ktog, knit to end of row.
Row 5: knit
Row 6: ktog, knit to end of row
Row 7 and 8: knit

Bind Off:

Leaving a long tail, cut yarn and thread onto needle. Thread the yarn through all loops on the needles, remove needles and draw up the yarn tightly. Weave in the tail.

Weave in all loose ends on the mitten.

*As always, all comments and critiques are much appreciated. If you find an error in the pattern, please let me know and I will update the pattern accordingly.

*Updated on 01/11/2010 - corrected the increase section at the thumb.
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