Little Souls Newborn Beanie &Thumbless Mittens- Free Pattern

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Little Souls Newborn Beanie & Thumbless Mittens Pattern

© Amanda Bryant 2017

As a mother, I know how frustrating it can be to try to get a new baby’s thumbs into a thumb hole. In the end I just didn’t bother with it anymore, knowing that as long as babies hand was covered, all was ok.  And therefore, why struggle with making a thumb in a mitten when the thumb portion wasn’t going to be used anyhow?

This set is made to fit a newborn up to about 3 months of age. Since all babies are different sizes, it would be best (if you are able to), to measure baby’s head before making the hat. Having said that, if the hat turns out to be a bit on the big side, know that baby will quickly grow into it.

The circumference of this hat is 13″, and the total length is 5″.

The circumference of the mitten cuff is 4″, and the length of the cuff on the mittens is 1.5″ . The hand length is 2.75″.

Optional, you can add a ribbon (or a yarn chain) around the wrist of each mitten if the mitten cuff is too loose for baby.

Materials-

Red Heart Super Saver yarn  (1 skein will make quite a few sets).

5.5 mm hook

Yarn needle to weave in ends

Stitch marker (move it up with the end/beginning of each round)

Gauge– 4 rows= 1″; 4 sc= 1″

Abbreviations Used  ( American Terminology)-

Sc- single crochet

Hdc- half double crochet

Sl st- slip stitch

Sc2tog- single crochet 2 sts together (decrease)

Instructions-

Hat-

Beginning with a magic ring (or ch 3, sl st in 1st ch to form a ring)

Round 1- make 6 sc in ring

Round 2- make 2 sc in each sc around (12 sc)

Round 3- make 1 sc in the first sc, make 2 sc in the 2nd sc, (make 1 sc in the next sc, make 2sc in the next sc). Repeat in ( ) around. (18 sc)

Round 4- make 1 sc in each of the first 2 sc, make 2sc in the next sc, (make 1 sc in each of the next 2 sc, make 2 sc in the next sc). Repeat in ( ) around. (24 sc)

Round 5- make 1 sc in each of the first 3 sc, make 2 sc in the next sc,  (make 1 sc in each of the next 3 sc, make 2 sc in the next sc). Repeat in ( ) around.  (30 sc)

Round 6- make 1 sc in each of the first 4 sc,  make 2 sc in the next sc,  ( make 1 sc in each of the next 4 sc, make 2 sc in the next sc). Repeat in ( ) around.  (36 sc)

Round 7- make 1 sc in each of the first 5 sc,  make 2 sc in the next sc,  (make 1 sc in each of the next 5 sc, make 2 sc in the next sc). Repeat in ( ) around.  (42 sc )

Round 8- make 1 sc in each of the first 6 sc,  make 2 sc in the next sc,  (make 1 sc in each of the next 6 sc, make 2 sc in the next sc). Repeat in  ( ) around.  (48 sc)

Round 9- make 1 sc in each of the first 7 sc, make 2 sc in the next sc, (make 1 sc in each of the next 7 sc, make 2 sc in the next sc). Repeat in  ( ) around  (54 sc) **at the end of this round join with a sl st to the first sc

Round 10- ch 1, in the back loop only, make 1 sc in each sc around, join with a sl st to the first sc (54 sc)

Round 11- ch 1, in both loops again, make 1 sc in each sc around,  join with a sl st the first sc (54 sc)

Rounds 12-21- repeat Rounds 10 & 11

Round 22- ch 1, make 1 hdc in the same st as you joined in. In the back loops only, make 1 hdc in the next sc and in each sc around to the end. Join with a sl st to the beginning hdc and fasten off. Weave in ends using your yarn needle.

Mittens- (make 2)

Starting at the cuff, Ch 7

Row 1- make 1 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook and each ch across, ch 1, turn (6 sc)

Rows 2-11- working in the back loop only, make 1 sc in each sc across, ch 1, turn (6 sc)

Fold the work in half and sl st the cuff closed, working through only the back loop of row 11 and the front/unused loop of the of the foundation row. Ch 1.

Making the hand portion of the mitten, you will now work in rounds.

Round 1- make 12 evenly spaced sc around the edge of the cuff. At the end of the round join with a sl st to the first sc.

Round 2- ch 1, make 1 sc in the first sc, make 2 sc in the next sc, (make 1 sc in the next sc, make 2 sc in the next sc). Repeat in  ( ) around. Join with a sl st the first sc. (18 sc)

Round 3- ch 1, working in the back loop only, make 1 sc in each sc around. Join with a sl st to the first sc. (18 sc)

Round 4- ch 1, working in both loops, make 1 sc in each sc around.  Join with a sl st to the first sc.  (18 sc)

Round 5- repeat round 3

Round 6- repeat round 4

Round 7- repeat round 3

Round 8- ch 1, working in both loops, make 1 sc in the first sc, sc2tog in the next sc, (make 1 sc in the next sc, sc2tog in the next). Repeat in  ( ) around. Join with a sl st to the first sc. (12 sc)

Round 9- repeat round 3 (12 sc)

Round 10- ch 1, working in both loops,  sc2tog around. Join with a sl st to the first sc.  (6sc)

Next- cut yarn, and using yarn needle weave the yarn tail through the last 6 sc’s and pull tightly closed. Secure closed and weave in ends.

About Amanda Bryant

I've been crocheting since the early 2000's, self taught through books and online videos. I have a passion for Amigurumi, but enjoy all aspects of crochet. I also learned to knit at the age of 5, from my father, but crochet is still my priority.
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