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Thursday, November 12, 2009

Free Pattern: Thumbless Baby Mittens (quick knit)

Thumbless Baby Mittens (quick knit)

These cute little mittens are really simple and only take a couple hours start to finish!!!

5 rows by 4 stitches = 1 inch

Size #6 US straight needles, for babies hands size 3-6 months, size 6-12 months in ( ), and for 0-3 months use smaller yarn with #5 US needles.


Cast on 20 (24).
For cuff create ribbing, knit 2 purl 2 for 5 (7) rows.
After cuff knit one row pearl 1 row for a total of 12 (16) rows.
Then for the next few rows start to decrease, knit 4, knit 2 together, * knit 4, knit 2 together, repeat from * across.
Pearl next row.
Knit 3, knit 2 together, * knit 3, knit 2 together, repeat from * across.
Pearl next row.
Knit 2, knit 2 together, * knit 2, knit 2 together, repeat from * across.
Pearl next row.

Cut thread leaving a long enough tail to sew up. Thread through the stitches on the needle, then pull tightly and sew along side seam. To dress them up a little bit crochet an edge around each cuff in a contrasting colour.


  1. Hello,

    I am interested in making your mittens, but how many rows one has to decrease??
    Could you let me know?
    Thank you! Greetings from Hadas

  2. What kind of yarn are you using for these? Thanks for the info, johannecw@gmail.com

  3. Hi johannecw, I just used a 100% acrylic yarn. Red Heart supersaver. Hope that helps!

  4. Hi Dorith,
    You have to decrease for six rows. First one is knit then purl,knit,purl and so on...


  5. do you do these on dpns in the round? or make them and sew them together?

  6. Hi firefaery,

    Yeah, I guess it helps if I state you are knitting in the round or not. Lol...I just added that it is staright needles that are being used. Thanks for pointing that out,
    Happy New Year!

  7. I finished knitting, but...now what?! You thread through and pull tight instead of binding off? How do you get the long string between the two mittens to stay tightly fastened? THANK YOU!!! Your finished product is VERY cute! I hope mine is too!

  8. Hi, I was thinking of knitting mittens for my cousin's baby who is not born yet, so I tried out the above mitten pattern. The general process was successful but the mitten turned out looking really small. I measured it and the width was 4cm and the length was 7cm. Is that what it's supposed to be? 'Cause your mittens in the photo look much bigger. I have never come across a newborn's hands so I do not know whether my mittens are normal. Please advise me. Also, could you please do a tutorial on sewing up the side seams at the end of the whole process because my seaming always turns out really horrible. I look forward to your response. Thank you very much.

  9. ooh these look great I can't wait to make them for our 8 week old son...And with them only taking a couple of hours I should at least manage to finish this project yippee!

  10. hi do i have to knit 4 sides or it is just one side for each hand

  11. I love these little mitts. They are a joy to make. Thanks for sharing the pattern.

  12. Easy Peasy - pattern turned out great. Thanks for such a simple, easy pattern. For those with problems - google how to sew a side seam. Also - if you are having problems with size you should check your gauge (always important to knitter!)

  13. really simple and fun to make... needed tiny mittens for a baby shower I am attending tomorrow night, and these were the perfect answer!Thanks

  14. Hi: I just finished these adorable mittens. They are for my 7 month old baby boy and I LOVE THEM! I added thrum's to make them a bit warmer and some colorful 2nd yarn at random and they are beautiful :) Thanks for the pattern

  15. Do you make both mittens at the same time?

  16. To answer most questions asked.
    You make 1 mitten at a time.
    You are knitting a whole mitten so you do not need to make front and back sections.
    To finish the project you thread your tail through the remaining sts and pull tight then sew up the side seam with this tail of thread.
    Babys hands are tiny when newborn, google it and you can get some really cool information and to the person that asked about how to get the long string to stay attatched the answer is simply sew it on tightly :D

  17. hi question please. After you knit, pearl for 12 rows (newborn) the insturctions say "Then for the next few rows start to decrease, knit 4, knit 2 together". Since this is nb would I knit 2, knit 2 together? If not I don't come out even. If I do that I have 2 left at the end after I knitted 2 together. Do I knit the last two stiches or knit together. Thannk you! New to making these.

  18. Btw, it's spelled purl, not pearl. Cute pattern.