Knitting for children is joyful experience. Due to the size of the projects, it usually doesn’t take that long; which I love. And also, in our world of mass production, it can be a refreshing gift to give someone who may not have the time or desire to hand make something for their own kiddo. So, when I saw the call for submission for designs for Knittin’ Little, I jumped on it right away.
I came up with an idea to make a slouchy hat that could also be worn with a rolled brim; and a pair of mittens that could be worn with long cuffs or rolled cuffs. I am also a huge fan of cables, so I decided to add a cable stitch that is worked over 4 stitches. The cables are worked every other Right Side (RS) row, and are placed 2 stitches over each round to create a cable panel. The cable panels are worked 4 times in the hat and on the top side of the mittens. If you are new to cables, this is a great cable stitch to start with – low effort and high reward. The pattern does provide a chart for the cable panels.
The brim for the hat and the cuffs for the mittens are worked in a 2×2 rib. And the cable pattern is framed with garter stitches (opposed to reverse stockinette). I am into garter stitch right now, it is such a simple and timeless stitch. And the hat is topped with a puffy pom-pom; which I am also into right now.
I am really proud of the end result, and I am also proud to be included in such a beautiful collection. Knittin’ Little is a designer-friendly publication. As designers, we keep most of the profits and most importantly we hold all rights to the finished product. It is a long process to produce a knitting pattern, and Andrea at Knittin’ Little made it such a great experience. To see the entire collection visit Knittin’ Little’s website here.
The pattern includes 2 patterns (hat & mittens) in 3 sizes (toddler, child & teen). Suggested Yarn: Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Tweed (Mist).