6 Meagan's Hat & Mittens (infants - 3 years) WEB EXCLUSIVE
"Easy hat and mitten pattern for infants and toddlers," sums up Silverman. And really, if you can sew (any kind of sewing, though of course mattress or ladder stitch is optimal-- the internet has lots of sources to learn from), then these present no challenge to the ambitious newbie. Because these are knitted flat, not in the round. And there's not even any fair isle-- just a touch of slipping stitches, to mimic the look, but with practically no effort. And they're small pieces, of course, and use up odds and sods. All great reasons to love this basic, helpful pattern.