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« on: December 10, 2009 08:53:52 PM »


I am a mom of two little boys and losing mittens make the 'Dreadful Winter' even more irritating.  I hate being ready to so and stuck looking for that one elusive mitt.   I figured out a quick way to make a whole bunch of matching mittens that are reversible and mix-n-matchable.  Don't have a left?  Just flip a right over!

The photos kind of tell the story.  It's not a ground-breaking design, that's for sure!















I've made a whole bunch for my boys.  These fit both my 3 1/2 year old and my 1 1/2 year old.  I whipped up these orange ones this afternoon in about half an hour.  If you're interested in more details, like measurements and stuff, this is the direct link to the tute on my blog:

http://canuckcraft.blogspot.com/2009/12/my-easy-toddler-mittens.html

(Forgive the link, but I already wrote this up once today!)

Oh!  If only this wasn't the very beginning of months of needing these mitts!  Brrrr.
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« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2009 11:29:07 PM »

Those are really cute!
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« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2009 04:42:04 AM »

What a great idea.  A whole bunch of matching mittens is the only way to go, at the rate kids seem to loose them.  Even my preteen could use a system like that!
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« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2009 07:14:01 PM »

Neat idea!  They look simple and cosy.  I can imagine making a stack up in mixed fabric and you could really mix and match!  Nice work.
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« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2009 03:49:28 AM »

These are great!
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« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2009 06:35:36 AM »

I have a couple teens that are almost adults that could use them too! lol

One idea for you, if you make two different colours and make them slightly larger next time you can sew the cuffs together and make them double thickness. This way, when they lose one or the other colours you can turn them inside out and get yet ONE more pair out of the mix!

Great way to use up scrap fleece left-overs~

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« Reply #6 on: December 17, 2009 06:25:38 AM »

Very cute! 

Question: Do they manage to say on toddler hands pretty well?  I have three under-2s in my life that this would be nice for, but i wouldn't want them slipping off super easily.
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« Reply #7 on: December 17, 2009 05:39:32 PM »

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Very cute! 

Question: Do they manage to say on toddler hands pretty well?  I have three under-2s in my life that this would be nice for, but i wouldn't want them slipping off super easily.

Hi!  To answer your question, they stay on as well as any mitt without a 'tightener system', (like velcro).  You can see I nipped the pattern in at the wrist to prevent them slipping off too easily, but anyone with a young child in their life will tell you that they pull them off all the time anyway.  You could add what my mom always called an "idiot string"? (nice one mom!) 

Or just be like me and make a bunch and just figure some will get lost and go with it!  Grin

Good luck with them.  You might want to scale down the pattern dimensions a bit for that age... I wrote them on my blog and there's a link in the original post.   Have fun!
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« Reply #8 on: December 17, 2009 07:26:09 PM »

Wow those are great! Makes me really want to live somewhere where my kids would actually need mittens.
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« Reply #9 on: December 28, 2009 01:24:57 PM »

Super cute - and simple!
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