Instructions

KNIT ABBREVIATIONS
k           knit
p          purl
yo         yarn over
k2tog   knit 2 stitches together (decrease)
kfb       knit into the front and back of stitch (increase)
st(s)     stitch(es)
dpn      double-pointed needle

CHILD’S KNIT HAT AND MITTEN GAUGES: For hat, 18 sts and 24 rounds = 4 in. in Stockinette Stitch. For Mittens, 22 sts and 30 rounds = 4 in. in Stockinette Stitch. Make sure to check your gauge and adjust needle size to match gauge.

DIRECTIONS – KNIT HAT

Cast on 90 sts on circular needle; making sure work is not twisted, join to work in rounds. Place marker on needle at beginning of round. Also attach a short piece of contrasting yarn to the first stitch of the round.

RIBBING:

Rounds 1-36: [K1, p1] around: 90 sts.

Tuck the ribbing to the inside, aligning the cast-on edge with the stitches on the needle. Starting at the first stitch marked with the contrasting yarn, use the dpn to pick up 10 sts along the cast-on edge. Knit the picked-up sts together with the first 10 sts on the needle. Repeat this process 8 more times until all stitches have been joined.

BODY:  (If desired, change yarn color for body and crown sections.)

Rounds 1-18: K around: 90 sts.
Round 19: K 43, k2tog, k 43, k2tog: 88 sts.

CROWN:

Rounds 1-3: [K1, p1] around: 88 sts.
Round 4 (Eyelet Row): [K1, p1, k2tog, yo] around.
Rounds 5-7: [K1, p1] around.
Rounds 8-13: K around.

Bind off all stitches. Cut yarn and weave in ends.

CROCHETED I CORD: Using the crochet hook, chain 76 sts. Make a slip stitch in the second loop from hook and the next 75 crochet chains. Cut thread and tie off.

Weave the I cord through the eyelet row. Pull tight and tie in a bow.

DIRECTIONS – KNIT MITTENS

CUFF: Cast on 32 sts and divide on 3 needles (8, 12, 12). Making sure work is not twisted, join to work in rounds. Place marker at beginning of round.

Rounds 1-18: [K2, p2] around: 32 sts.

HAND:  (If desired, change yarn color for hand and thumb sections.)

Rounds 1-3: K around: 32 sts.
Round 4: Kfb, k1, kfb, k to end of round: 34 sts. This begins the thumb gusset.
Round 5: K around.
Round 6: Kfb, k3, kfb, k to end of round: 36 sts.
Round 7: K around.
Round 8: Kfb, k5, kfb, k to end of round: 38 sts.
Round 9: K around.
Round 10: Kfb, k7, kfb, k to end of round: 40 sts.
Round 11: K around.
Round 12: Slip the first 11 sts onto a length of scrap yarn—these are the thumb sts. Cast on 2 sts onto needle and k around to beginning of round: 31 sts.
Rounds 13-30: K around.
Round 31: K8, k2tog, k8, k2tog, k9, k2tog: 28 sts.
Round 32: K around.
Round 33: [K2, k2tog] around: 21 sts.
Round 34: K around.
Round 35: [K1, k2tog] around: 14 sts.
Round 36: K2tog around: 7 sts.

Break off yarn, leaving an 8-in. tail. Thread yarn or tapestry needle with tail yarn and insert needle through all sts, removing them from the knitting needles. Pull tight and thread needle through sts again. Fasten off on the inside.

THUMB: Slip the 11 sts onto 2 needles. With a third needle, pick up and k on the 2 cast-on sts: 13 sts.
Rounds 1-9: Join the sts and k around: 13 sts.
Round 10: K5, k2tog, k6: 12 sts.
Round 11: [K1, k2tog] around: 8 sts.
Round 12: K around.
Round 13: [K2tog] around: 4 sts.

Break off yarn, leaving an 8-in. tail. Thread yarn or tapestry needle with tail yarn and insert needle through all sts, removing them from the knitting needles. Pull tight and thread needle through sts again. Fasten off on the inside.

Repeat to make second mitten.

CHILD’S KNIT HAT AND MITTEN FINISHED SIZES: Hat measures about 8 in. wide x 8 in. high and fits a 20-in. head circumference. Each mitten measures about 7-1/2 in. long x 3 in. wide.

Child’s Knit Hat craft originally sent in by Catherine Smith, Rochester, New York
Child’s Knit Mittens craft originally sent in by Nancy M. Harrington, Rochester, New York.

Child’s Knit Hat and Mitten Set Photo by Country Woman magazine.