The boys got hats and mitten in a soft jersey knit. Yay! Take that polar vortex! Thank you very much kid’s clothes week.
These are thin hats and mitts, made with two layers of simple jersey knit fabric. Their thinness, surprisingly, is what makes them perfect for these two maniacs. Unless we are heading outside to sled they balk at wearing their bulky hats and hardcore winter gloves. For little trips to the car and to school they want to be able to do things like, oh you know, move their hands or be unencumbered by a heavy hat. It’s just nice to have a light hat & mitts sometimes.
The mittens turned out really funky. I mean they are functional and they will be used but I laughed out loud when I finished them. Look at that extra long finger section! Funky monkey mittens is what they are. I don’t feel bad about that at all, however. It’s always handy to have an extra pair of mittens…they are always the first things to get lost and it’s nice to have another pair hanging around. It’s a good thing, however, the hats are so darn cute or my mama making insecurity might interrupt my happy making plans.
The patterns are from a brand called Green Pepper. They were impulse purchases I made years ago while in line at Jo-Anns. I altered the hats a bit to make them even simpler but the pattern is the easiest thing ever. Both are fully lined and the mittens, believe it or not, are made with one simple piece. The hat comes together easily involving only cutting one main and one lining piece. Just the kind of project I can pump out in a KCW hour. Are you making for your kids this week? How’s it going? I’ve ditched planning and I’m winging it from project to project. Hoping to finish some pants we desperately need but, really, who knows what will come next.