Just recently I finished up some fingerless mitts. One is a pair of beer lover’s mitts I made for my oldest. He will get them for his birthday this month. The do have adult content, so if that sort of thing offends you, leave this page now.
The other pair is some minion mitts. I came across some crocheted minion mitts on Ravelry and thought I could do that in knitting. It is simple. Just take your favorite mitt pattern, whether for an adult or a child and knit the cuff area in blue. Then knit the body of the mitt in yellow with a black stripe close to the top. Sew on some large buttons. Then glue wiggly eyes to the buttons. Embroider the mouth. Viola! You have minion mitts.
I was browsing through Ravelry’s pattern base and came across a pattern for a knitted minion. There were several for crocheted ones too. Anyway my youngest son saw it and wanted one.
Yesterday, I went through my stash and gathered my yellow wool yarn and denim blue wool yarn. Then I located my fiberfill, some buttons and glue. Then I pulled up the pattern and began knitting the little guy. It took very little yarn and only a few hours to complete.
I began thinking…not usually a good idea for me. But, wouldn’t it be great if we all had minions to do our housecleaning, grocery shopping, yard work etc. Now where is that Minions, Inc. so I can get me a few minions. I would certainly have more time to craft.
I did it! I finally came up with mittens to match my dead/alive fish hat! And it’s is so SIMPLE!
First choose your favorite BASIC mitten pattern. I chose an after-thought-thumb, round top mitten and knitted the basic mitten in colors to match the fish hat. Then I added eyes and fins.
Eyes can be crocheted or buttons or felt, whatever you want. Sew on about 1 inch from tip of mitten.
For the Dorsal fin, I cast on 10 stitches, knitted one row, then increased in each stitch for a total of 20 stitches. Then Knit 1 Purl l for 5 rows. Bind off. Sew to center of mitten about 1 inch away from eyes. The Pectoral fins are a cast on of 5 stitches. Knit 1 row. Then increase in each stitch for a total of 10 stitches. Knit 1 Purl 1 for 5 rows. Bind off. Make 2. Sew to sides about 1 inch back from beginning of Dorsal fin.
Simple and cute!
Don’t have enough of this particular yarn to finish the second mitten. Will try to find some, but may not be able to as it is discontinued. Anyway working on another hat and I will have enough yarn to make matching mittens and maybe even a scarf.