Wow, winter is setting in hard here and we are really feeling it! It even snowed this morning – which is a big deal in the South. 🙂
These are the softest, squishiest mittens I’ve ever felt and I am so, so in love with the Hygge yarn from Red Heart. My first project with this yarn was the Hygge Shawl and I plan on making many more warm winter accessories with this yarn. This project is one of the teacher gifts I’m making this year for my sons’ teachers. That’s four pairs of mittens I’ve designed this season! I’ve already finished the Rasta Mittens for one teacher, these mittens, and two more are almost done. I seem to get into a kick of making the same type of item over and over until a new project type catches my attention. I did that with baby booties earlier this year big time! Now my youngest is one and I haven’t made booties in a while, but mittens and sweaters are my thing of the moment.
My oldest son called dibs on these mittens for his teacher – he also loves the texture and softness of the Hygge yarn. I purchase mine from our local JoAnn and they carry the larger 8 oz skeins, which can be seen in the video. I only used 3.5 oz of yarn to crochet these, though, so if you find the 5 oz skeins not to worry – you can make this set with a skein that size, too!
I also used a new ribbing technique that I am really liking. I created a video tutorial just for this technique and if you watch the full video tutorial for this project you will see that it’s an easy pattern repeat that gives a unique ribbed look. I’m thinking I’m going to be using this ribbing again.
I hope you are enjoying all of these mitten patterns – be sure to check out my first pair of Basic Mittens for women and the Basic Men’s Mittens patterns, too and create a ton of warm winter accessories!
What You’ll Need
Yarn: Red Heart Hygge, 1 skein (I used the 8 oz skein but a 5 oz skein will also be more than enough)
Hooks: US size J (6.00mm) and K (6.50mm)
Notions: Yarn needle, stitch marker
Gauge: 14 sts and 14 rows = 4″ (10 cm) in sc
Finished Size: Approximately 7″ hand circumference (fits an average woman’s hand)
Note: Mitten is worked in the round. Do not join with a slip st at end of round.
blo – back loop only. Work stitch in the back loop, leaving front loop unworked.
flo – front loop only. Work stitch in the front loop, leaving back loop unworked.
With smaller hook, ch 13. Leave a long tail to seam up ribbing.
Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook and each ch across; turn – 10 dc.
Row 2: Working through both loops across row, sc in first st, insert hook in same st and draw up a loop, insert hook in next st and draw up a loop, draw last loop directly through 2 loops on hook, *insert hook in same st as last completed st, yo and draw up a loop, insert hook in next st and draw up a loop, draw last loop directly through 2 loops on hook; repeat from * in each st across, work additional slip st in last st; turn.
Row 3: Ch 3, dc blo in each st across; turn.
Rows 4-13: Repeat rows 2-3.
Row 14: Repeat row 2.
Seam ribbing if desired. It can also be seamed at the end after the mitten is complete.
Change to larger hook. Turn ribbing to long side and work as follows:
Round 1: Ch 1, sc 21 sts evenly along ribbing, place marker to note beg of round – 21 sts.
Round 2: 2 sc in first st, sc 10, 2 sc in next st, sc to end – 23 sts.
Round 3: *Sc flo, sc blo; repeat from * to last st, sc flo.
Round 4: *Sc blo, sc flo; repeat from * to last st, sc blo.
Round 5: 2 sc in next st, sc, 2 sc in next st, *sc blo, sc flo; repeat from * to end – 25 sts.
Round 6: 2 sc in next st, sc 3, 2 sc in next st, *sc flo, sc blo; repeat from * to end – 27 sts.
Round 7: 2 sc in next st, sc 5, 2 sc in next st, *sc blo, sc flo; repeat from * to end – 29 sts.
Round 8: 2 sc in next st, sc 7, 2 sc in next st, *sc flo, sc blo; repeat from * to end – 31 sts.
Round 1: Ch 1, skip next 9 sts, *sc blo, sc flo; repeat from * to end – 23 sts including ch-1.
Round 2: *Sc blo, sc flo; repeat from * to last st, sc blo.
Round 3: *Sc flo, sc blo; repeat from * to last st, sc flo.
Rounds 4-11: Repeat rounds 2-3.
Round 12: Repeat round 2.
Round 1: Sc 2, sc2tog, sc 10, sc2tog, sc 7 – 21 sts.
Round 2: *Sc, sc2tog; repeat from * to end – 14 sts.
Round 3: *Sc2tog; repeat from * to end – 7 sts.
Fasten off, leaving a long tail. Use tail to close top 7 sts tightly and sew any gaps that might remain.
Join yarn with larger hook at ch-1 space of hand.
Round 1: Ch 1, sc in ch-1 space, sc 9 skipped sts – 10 sts.
Rounds 2-8: Work even in sc.
Round 9: *Sc2tog; repeat from * – 5 sts.
Fasten off, leaving a long tail. Use tail to close top 5 sts tightly and sew any gaps that might remain.
Weave in ends. Sew ribbing if not done at beginning.
That’s it! These are super easy and quick and make great gifts. I hope you enjoy this free pattern. 🙂
I LOVE my Hygge mittens! And so does my daughter …. who stashed them away to take back to school. Dang Parasite kids anyway.
I’m off to buy the lavender colour to make another pair for MOI.
I am SO glad to hear that you love them! 😀 I am seriously obsessed with the Hygge yarn. I totally understand about kids taking your things!! Mine are all boys but they still do take off with my stuff from time to time (at least my clothes and shoes are safe!) If you’re on Ravelry and want to share some pics you can link to the pattern here: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/hygge-mittens-2
Thanks for the kind words! 🙂
do you have patterns for children’s mittens. I’ve searched and they are hard to find. I want to make some to donate
I don’t just yet but I’m coming out with a mitten pattern in several sizes this weekend! 🙂
Love these mittens! I, too, am obsessed with the Hygge yarn. After I made a pair in lilac for myself (and a matching slouchy hat), my teenager declared that he wanted a pair. I sized these down a little and made some blue ones for him. He loves them. Thank you!
Yes!!! The Hygge yarn is amazing! I designed another pair in a different stitch after these. 😀 I’m so glad you are enjoying the pattern and it makes my day to hear your teen likes them, too! Thanks for sharing