Penelope’s New & Improved Mittens + Tutorial


Back in October I felted a giant cashmere sweater in the hopes to make Penelope some warm mittens that would a) keep her warm & b) not come off easily. I failed epically. Penelope did not like them one bit. I was lucky to get the photo with her wearing the gloves even though she was grimacing.

I thought that perhaps her hatred for them was because they were a tad too big. They fit her just fine in the thumbs, but they were much too large in the wrist & fingers. It’s taken me nearly 2 months to fix them. It was sort of a gamble to make them smaller in the hopes that she’d actually use them, but a gamble I was willing to make. I drafted up a new pattern (based on those $1 toddler gloves at Target) and fixed them in about 15 minutes.

The fix was a GIANT success! She loves putting them on & keeping them on! I’m thrilled to say the least. If you’d like to make the toddler in your life a pair of felted or fleece mittens this year for Christmas, I’ve made my tutorial & pattern available for download! Just click the download button below.

This tutorial is free forĀ personal useĀ and should not be distributed without my consent. If you would like to this for commercial purposes, please email me. Thanks!

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  1. So cool! Thanks for sharing!!

  2. Bellesme says:

    She looks so cute, and those gloves look sooo soft!! <3

  3. Rose says:

    So adorable! I’ve been on a cashmere drought lately at the thrift stores… I would love to find this gorgeous color!

  4. Elizabeth E. says:

    I have a bag of sweaters I felted for another project, but I’m going to try this for my granddaughter. Thanks so much!

  5. Linn says:

    You should make adult size ones too (like my size) :)

  6. Chelsea says:

    I did it! Red felted lambswool…we’ll see in the morning if he’ll wear them!

    (LOVE LOVE LOVE your blog by the way…thank you!)

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