Recently, I knitted some baby mitts. They’re also good as no-scratch mitts if you have cooler weather. The green set will fit a newborn and still fit several months later.
Click here for the pattern.
For the blue set, I used a Weight 3 yarn (baby alpaca?) with US 6 double pointed needles (DPNs). For the green set, which came out smaller, I used Sensations Sincerely in Grass Green (Weight 4) with US 6 DPNs. I cast on 24 for the blue set and 16 for the green set.
I made changes when I did the green set, because I wanted to use a larger weight yarn (to make matching mitts for a Yoda hat). I also wanted to make the mitts smaller. See below for the adjustments I made to the pattern.
Pattern Changes for the Green Set (to make them smaller):
CO 16 (instead of 24)
R1 – work for 10 rounds (instead of 12)
R2 – end up with 20 stitches (instead of 30)
R4 – end up with 24 sts (instead of 36)
R5 – do 8 rounds (instead of 10)
R6 – no changes
R9-12 – no changes