Last week I released the Baby Bear Hat pattern and this week I’m excited to release the matching mittens! The set will be complete next week when the matching booties pattern comes out. I really loved making this set and I love that it fit my youngest son still when I tried it on him at four months. The booties were a little tight (they were made in a newborn size!) but it fit and he was a great little model. I have been blessed with one of the happiest babies I have ever seen. He smiles at everyone and is already such a people person. I love watching the personalities of my kids bloom. They are alike yet so different at the same time. I really love being a mom!
Here he is modeling the set:
I was lucky enough to snap this picture while he was smiling at his oldest brother. All you have to do is talk to him for about 10 seconds and you will be rewarded with that grin. 🙂
Baby Bear Mittens
What You’ll Need
Yarn: Lion Brand Heartland (100% Acrylic; 251 yards [230 meters]/142 grams): 125 Mammoth Cave, 1 skein
Hook: US size F/5 (4.0mm); US size I/9 (5.5mm)
Notions: Tapestry needle; stitch markers; 1 sheet black felt
Skill Level: Easy
Size: 0-3 (3-6 months), 4 ½ (5)” circumference
Gauge: 20 sts and 24 rows = 4” [10 cm] in sc with smaller hook; 18 sts and 20 rows = 4” [10 cm] in sc with larger hook
Blo (back loop only): Work in the back loop of the stitches indicated.
Rounds are not joined unless noted. Place stitch marker in first st of each round to keep track. If only one number is given that number applies to both sizes.
With smaller hook, ch 7.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across – 6 sts.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc blo in each st.
Rep Row 2 until piece meas 4 (5)” from beginning, ending with a WS row, join with sl st to form circle.
Rnd 1: Sc 20 (24) sts evenly across long edge of ribbing – 20 (24) sts.
Rnd 2: Sc evenly around.
Rnd 3: Work 2 sc in first st, sc in next 9 (12) sts, 2 sc in next st, sc to end – 22 (26) sts.
Rnds 4-8 (10): Rep Rnd 2.
Rnd 1: Sc2tog, sc in next 7 (9) sts, (sc2tog) twice, sc in next 7 (9) sts, sc2tog – 18 (22) sts.
Rnd 2: Sc2tog, sc in next 5 (7) sts, (sc2tog) twice, sc in next 5 (7) sts, sc2tog – 14 (18) sts.
Rnd 3: Sc2tog, sc in next 3 (5) sts, (sc2tog) twice, sc in next 3 (5) sts, sc2tog – 10 (14) sts.
Size 6 months only
Rnd 4: Sc2tog, sc in next 3 sts, (sc2tog) twice, sc in next 3 sts, sc2tog – 10 sts.
Cut yarn, leaving a long tail.
Graft stitches together using mattress stitch.
Sew seam in Ribbing. Weave in ends.
Cut 8 small felt triangles for claws. Sew 4 claws to each mitten.
That’s it! Such a sweet, simple pattern. I hope you enjoy this free pattern – be sure to check out my other free baby crochet patterns, too!