Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Dinosaur mittens

This is the third (and cutest!) set of mittens I've made using the pattern in Oliver and S: Little Things to Sew.

I've made an extra small and a small pair for Isaac. The extra small fit last year and the beginning of this season, the small are a perfect fit now (he's three). Isaac's mittens have been worn so much that I had to darn them last weekend.

These were a gift for a three-year old's birthday. She loves dinosaurs and had a dinosaur theme party. Hopefully these mittens are worn until they are worn-out, too!

These mittens are a great fit for toddlers - they are roomy around the fingers but snug at the wrist. They are easy for toddlers to put on by themselves, and they stay on until the toddler wants them off. I'll be making many more of these, for sure!

The mittens are machine washable and dryable, too. I've found that once a sweater has been through a couple of wash cycles it's unlikely to shrink any further. The sweater I used for these was already felted when I bought it at Arc Value Village. I sent it through 2 hot washes and one hot dryer before I made the mittens. I repeated the hot wash and hot dryer after I sewed the mittens and they didn't shrink any further.

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