Hello out there, Carolyn Wainscott from Carolyn’s Canvas back again with my pattern for making a hat, a scarf and a pair of mittens from just one yard of fleece-and the mittens are lined, sooo toasty warm. I developed the pattern for a group of us at my church to make items for the homeless and to be taken to disaster victims by our disaster relief teams.
The pattern is so easy several sets can be made in an afternoon. When I told the editor here at Cheap Eats And Thrifty Crafts what we were doing, she wanted to share the pattern for other groups to use. The set makes a wonderful gift also-don’t you think? With coupons and sales I made this set for a little over $3 and great, granddaughter, Hannah, loves the mittens because they are so warm. Her brother, Brandon, wants a pair of the mittens for when he goes sled riding.
Here is Hannah modeling the set for me:
Then Hannah had a brainstorm-she could pull her ponytail up through the hat-I love it, here it is:
here is the layout for cutting the hat, mittens and scarf-I cut the scarf first, fringe, then the hat
The hat is simply a tube with a cuff. Sew two opposite sides together making a tube, fold one end 2-3″ to inside-sew around to create a cuff and fold out to right side. Cut fringe at top. A ponytail rubber band was handy so it was used to gather the top.
the mitten pattern-cut the remaining fleece in half-fold in half twice-place pattern on folds
I know this looks weird but it works. The left photo shows the pattern pinned and cut from the double folded fleece then unfolded. The right photo has the mitten folded over lengthwise.
Sew around leaving section open between thumb area-see pattern. Turn right side out
Push one end into other end lining the mitten. Insert one side of opening into other and sew shut
I used a zigzag stitch to close.
Mittens, hat and scarf are done. Fleece is so easy to work with. It comes 58-60″ wide, lots of beautiful prints and solids and no hem necessary.
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