Bright Hats and Mitts Garland

Knit a row of colorful hats and mittens to decorate your mantel, or use them individually to trim your tree. These easy patterns make adorable additions to any Christmas décor.

Skill Level: Easy

Size: Each hat and mitten measures 5″ long x 4″ wide

Gauge: 16 sts = 4″; 20 rows = 4″ in St st

Materials

Yarn:

Medium Weight Yarn Red Heart Super Saver (100% acrylic; 364 yards [333 meters]/198 grams): #0319 Cherry Red (A, 1 skein), #512 Turqua (B, 1 skein), #672 Spring Green (C, 1 skein), #324 Bright Yellow (D, 1 skein), #254 Pumpkin (E, 1 skein), #358 Lavender (F, 1 skein)
Needles: US size 9 (5.5 mm) needles
Notions: Yarn needle, stitch holder, stitch markers, US size I/9 (5.5 mm) crochet hook, yarn needle, 4″ square of heavy cardboard (for pompoms)

Special Stitches

M1 (Make 1 (Increase)): Lift strand between needles to left-hand needle and knit strand through the back loop, twisting it to prevent a hole.

Pattern Notes

See photo at end of pattern for design numbers.
Hats and mittens can be used as individual ornaments, or can be strung on a cord to make a garland.

Hat 1 Pattern (Uses A and F)

Ribbing

With A, cast on 34 sts.
Row 1 (Right Side): With F, *k1, p1; repeat from * to end of row.
Repeat Row 1 until piece measures ¾” from beginning.

Body

Work in St st and stripe sequence, as follows: Work 5 rows with A, 2 rows with F, 2 rows with A, 2 rows with F.
Work remainder of hat with A only.
Work in St st until piece measures 4″ from beginning; end with a Wrong Side row. 

Shape Crown

Row 1: K2, [k3, k2tog] 6 times, k2. (28 sts)
Row 2: K2, [k2, k2tog] 6 times, k2. (22 sts)
Row 3: K2, [k1, k2tog] 6 times, k2. (16 sts)
Row 4: [K2tog] 8 times. (8 sts)
Cut yarn, leaving a long tail. Thread tail through remaining sts and pull to gather. Use remainder of tail to sew back seam.

Finishing

Weave in ends.

Pompom

Note: Pompom can be made with any color(s) desired.
Wrap yarn around 4″ piece of cardboard 20 times. Slip wraps from cardboard and tie a length of yarn tightly around center of wraps. Cut ends of wraps, fluff and trim. Attach pompom to top of hat.

Hat 2 Pattern (Uses B and D)

Ribbing

With B only (do not change color after cast-on), work ribbing same as for Hat 1. 

Body

Work in St st and stripe sequence, as follows: Work *2 rows with D, 2 rows with B; repeat from * until piece measures 4″ from beginning; end with a Wrong Side row.

Shape Crown

With B, work crown and finish hat same as for Hat 1.

Hat 3 Pattern (Uses E and F)

Ribbing

With E only (do not change color after cast-on), work ribbing same as for Hat 1. 

Body

With F, work in St st until piece measures 4″ from beginning; end with a Wrong Side row. 

Shape Crown

With E, work crown and finish hat same as for Hat #1.

Hat 4 Pattern (Uses D, E, and C)

Ribbing

With D only (do not change color after cast-on), work ribbing same as for Hat 1. 

Body

With E, work in St st for 1 row.
With C, work in St st until piece measures 4″ from beginning; end with a Wrong Side row. 

Shape Crown

With C, work crown and finish hat same as for Hat 1.

Hat 5 Pattern (Uses A and E)

Ribbing

With A only (do not change color after cast-on), work ribbing same as for Hat 1; end with a Wrong Side row. 

Body

Row 1 (RS): *With E, k1; slip 1 with yarn in back (wyib); repeat from * to end of row.
Row 2: With E, purl.
Row 3: *With A, k1; slip 1 wyib; repeat from * to end of row.
Row 4: With A, purl.
Rows 5-8: With E, work even in St st.
Rows 9 and 10: Repeat Rows 3 and 4.
Repeat Rows 1-10 until piece measures 4″ from beginning; end with a Wrong Side row. 

Shape Crown

With E, work crown and finish hat same as for Hat 1.

Hat 6 Pattern (Uses D)

Ribbing

With D only (do not change color), work ribbing, body and crown same as for Hat #1. Finish same as for Hat 1.

Mitten 1 Pattern (Uses C and A)

Ribbing

With C, cast on 33 sts.
Row 1 (RS): K1, *p1, k1; repeat from * to end of row.
Row 2: P1, *k1, p1; repeat from * to end of row.
Repeat Rows 1 and 2 until piece measures ¾” from beginning; end with a Wrong Side row.
Change to A and work in St st for 4 rows. 

Shape Thumb

Row 1 (RS): K16, place marker, M1, k1, M1, place marker, knit to end of row. (3 sts between markers).
Row 2: Purl.
Row 3: Knit to first marker, slip marker, M1, knit to next marker, M1, slip marker, knit to end of row. (5 sts between markers)
Repeat Rows 2 and 3 until there are 11 sts between markers.
Next Row (WS): P16, place next 11 sts on stitch holder for thumb, purl to end of row. (32 sts on needle)
Continue in St st until mitten measures 4½” from beginning; end with a Wrong Side row. 

Shape Top

Next Row: [K2tog] 16 times. (16 sts)
Next Row: [P2tog] 8 times. (8 sts)
Cut yarn, leaving a long tail. Thread tail through remaining sts and pull to gather. Fasten off.

Thumb

With Wrong Side facing, place 11 sts from holder back onto needle.
With A, work in St st for 4 rows.
Next Row (WS): P1, [p2tog] 5 times. (6 sts)
Cut yarn, leaving a long tail. Thread tail through remaining sts and pull to gather. Use remainder of tail to sew thumb seam. 

Finishing

Sew side seam. Weave in ends.

Mitten 2 Pattern (Uses D and F)

With D, work ribbing same as for Mitten 1.
With F, work in St st for 2 rows.
With D, work in St st for 2 rows.
With F, work remainder of mitten same as for Mitten 1. Finish same as for Mitten 1.

Mitten 3 Pattern (Uses E and B)

With E, work ribbing same as for Mitten 1.
With B, work remainder of mitten same as for Mitten 1. Finish same as for Mitten 1. 

Mitten 4 Pattern (Uses E)

With E only (do not change color), work same as for Mitten #1. Finish same as for Mitten 1.

Hanging Chains Pattern

For each Hat and Mitten, make hanging chain, as follows: With crochet hook, join desired color yarn with slip st in side of cast-on edge, ch 33, slip st in other side of cast-on edge. Fasten off. yarn ball

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