Need a quick baby gift for a new mom in your life? These Simple Baby Mitts are just the ticket!
I’ve so enjoyed having a baby model again! Now, those of you who know me know that we are done having babies (four boys is all we can handle!), but I always jump at the chance to have a friend’s baby model.
These Simple Baby Mitts use such a small amount of yarn that they make a great stash buster, and they work up super quickly which makes them awesome for craft fairs, last minute gifts, or any time.
I used Lion Brand LB Collection Mako Cotton again, which I love. It’s affordable, great for babies and home, and has a wonderful feel to it.
I chose a neutral color, but they make some amazing shades of this yarn that would be perfect for babies. You can check them all out here.
Simple Baby Mitts
What You’ll Need
Yarn: Lion Brand LB Collection Mako Cotton, (worsted weight, size 4), 1 skein Light Gray
Hook: US size G/6 (4.00m) and H (5.00mm)
Notions: Tapestry needle, scissors
Skill Level: Easy
Size: Newborn (0-3, 3-6 months), 3 1/2 (4 ½, 5)” circumference
Gauge: 16 sts and 12 rows = 4” [10 cm] in hdc with larger hook
Blo (back loop only): Work in the back loop of the stitches indicated.
Ch 2 at beginning of row or round does not count as hdc.
With smaller hook, ch 8.
Row 1: Hdc in 3rd ch from hook and each ch across – 6 sts.
Row 2: Ch 2, hdc blo in each st.
Rep Row 2 until piece measures 3 (4, 4 1/2)” from beginning, ending with a WS row, join with sl st to form circle.
Change to larger hook.
Rnd 1: Hdc 12 (18, 20) sts evenly across long edge of ribbing; join with slip st to turning ch – 12 (18, 20) sts.
Rnds 2-6: Ch 2, hdc evenly around; join with slip st to turning ch.
Rnd 1: Ch 2, hdc2tog, hdc in next 4 (7, 8) sts, hdc2tog, hdc to end – 10 (16, 18) sts.
Rnd 2: Ch 2, hdc2tog, hdc in next 3 (6, 7) sts, hdc2tog, hdc to end – 8 (14, 16) sts.
Fasten off for newborn and skip to finishing.
Sizes 0-3 (3-6 months) Only
Rnd 3: Ch 2, hdc2tog, hdc in next 5 (6) sts, hdc2tog, hdc to end – 12 (14) sts.
Rnd 4: Ch 2, hdc2tog, hdc in next 4 (5) sts, hdc2tog, hdc to end – 10 (12) sts.
Fasten off for 0-3 months and skip to finishing.
Size 3-6 months Only
Rnd 5: Ch 2, hdc2tog, hdc in next 4 sts, hdc2tog, hdc to end – 10 sts.
Cut yarn, leaving a long tail. Use mattress stitch to seam top of mitten and ribbing seam.
Weave in ends.
That’s it! I hope you’ve enjoyed this sweet baby pattern. You can find many more free baby patterns here!