The local Salvation Army was so pleased to get my caps I decided to make something to keep little hands warm. I made a mitten, then thought if only the end was open it would fit a wider range of ages. So I played around with my envisioned mitt. It had to be quick, no sewing and fit lots of kids. I came up with was the Itty Bit Bigger mitt, of course at that point I hadn't named it. Then I decided I needed a wider range of sizes so came up with the Itty Bitty and the Not So Itty Bitty mitts. So today I delivered the first batch of mitts and 59 more caps.
I hope you will enjoy this pattern and maybe make a few for a charity. After all these kids didn't make the decision to live in a car or under a bridge.
ITTY BITTY AND NOT SO ITTY BITTY CROCHETED MITTS FOR KIDS
Many thanks to Vanessa in WA who tested this pattern for me.
Below you see her mitt.
SIZES: Crocheted with Red Heart Super Saver (if made with a
different thickness yarn your results will be different. Vanessa made hers with a G and H hooks.
2.75 inches across above thumb hole and 5.75 inches long
Itty Bit Bigger: 3 inches across above thumb hole and 6.5 inches long
Not So Itty Bitty:
3.25 inches across above
thumb hole and 7.5 inches long
Worsted weight (4) yarn
approximately 1.5 (1.75, 2) ounces
US Size G (4.50 mm) crochet
US Size F (4.00 mm) crochet
Marker ( I use a bobby pin)
- Read instructions through before beginning.
- Mitts are the same for both hands.
- After the cuff is joined into a
tube the hand portion of the mitt is worked in continuous rounds. This
is where your marker needs to be used to keep track of rounds.
- Okay, here’s my spiel about the
different thicknesses of worsted weight (4) yarns. The
thickness vary from the thinner yarns like Lion Brand Pound of Love and
Caron Simply Soft to the thicker Caron One Pound. All called worsted weight (4) yarns, go
figure. Due to this huge difference
you may need to change your hook size and if making for a specific person
use instructions for smaller or larger size than the measurements above
Smallest size is first,
medium and large in parentheses. Small
With G hook, ch 8 (9, 10)
Switch to F hook for remainder of cuff.
Row 1: Sc in the 2nd ch from hook and each remaining
ch. I like to work into the bumps on the
back of the chain, but that isn’t necessary.
(7, 8, 9 sts)
Rows 2-21 (2-23, 2-25): Ch
1, turn. Sc in the back loop of each st
across. (7, 8, 9 sts)
Joining cuff into a tube:
Ch 1, turn. Hold the cuff as though you are about to work
another row. Take the beginning edge of your cuff and fold up to meet the
last row worked. Hook should be to the right, and in the row behind the
beginning yarn tail. Slipstitch these rows together through the back loop.
(7, 8, 9 sts)
Turn cuff so
that the slipstitch row is to the inside.
Change to G hook for remainder of
Round 1: Ch 1, working into the sides of the cuff rows,
sc 21 (23, 25) sts around top edge of cuff. Do not join, work in
continuous rounds. (21, 23, 25 sts)
Round 2: Sc in next 9 (10, 11) sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 8 (9, 10)
sts. (23, 25, 27 sts)
Sc around. (23, 25, 27 sts)
Round 4: Sc in next 10 (11, 12)
sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 9 (10, 11)
sts. (25, 27, 29 sts)
Round 5: Sc around. (25,
27, 29 sts)
Round 6: Sc in next 11 (12,
13) sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 10 (11,
12) sts. (27, 29, 31 sts)
Sc around. (27, 29, 31 sts)
Sc in next 12 (13, 14) sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in
next st, sc in next 11 (12, 13) sts. (29, 31, 33 sts)
Round 9: Sc around. (29, 31, 33 sts)
Round 10: Sc in next 13 (14, 15) sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 2
sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 12 (13, 14) sts. (31, 33, 35 sts)
Small size skip to round 13.
Round 11 (medium and large only): Sc around. (33, 35 sts)
Medium size skip to round 13.
Round 12 (large only): Sc in next 16 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc
in next st, sc in next 15 sts. (37 sts)
Round 13 (all sizes): Sc in next 11 (12, 13) sts, skip 9
(9, 11) sts (for thumb hole), sc in next 11 (12, 13) sts. (22, 24, 26
Round 14: Sc into each st around. (22, 24, 26 sts)
round 14 until the measurement from the thumb hole is 1.5 (1.75, 2) inches.
Approximately 6 (7, 9) rounds].
marker and lay mitt flat with thumb hole to one side. Last st should be at the side opposite the
thumb hole, if it not sc to 1 st before side and slipstitch in next st. Here you can fasten off your usual way or use
the invisible fasten off.