Jellybean hat and mitts set

Jellybean hat and mitts set 1

I made my oldest daughter her own matching set of hat and mitts, so she’ll quit stealing mine :)  I’ve knit (and loved) both of these patterns before – the hat is Ida’s Kitchen, but instead of using multiple colors of yarn, I just alternated between Jellybean and Elderberry in Luna Grey Fiber Arts Orion (100% super wash merino sport weight).  The only modification I made was to use a US 7 circular needle, instead of the recommended US 8, for the body of the hat.

Jellybean hat and mitts set 2

The mitts pattern is Lucy Mitts, knit on US 2 dpns.  I love the feel and fit of these mitts; the only modification I made was the length of the ribbing.  The cuffs are shorter (2″ instead of 4 1/2″) and the ribbing at the fingers and on the thumb is longer (for a little extra coverage).

Jellybean hat and mitts set 3

These are both great patterns for sport weight yarn, and a quick knit – I finished the hat in a day, and the mitts in two days.  I’d like to make a couple more sets for go-to gifts, but I have trouble with “pattern monogamy” – I’m already on to the next project!

Jellybean hat and mitts set 4

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