Knits Gifts 2018: Long Johns Hat and Mittens Set

Hats are my go-to knitting project. Hats are quick to knit, and they don’t take much yarn. Add some colorful stripes or stranded knitting, and hats a great way to use up leftover skeins. But why knit just a hat when you could add matching mittens? It’s a great way to bump up a holiday gift and feel smug at the same time. Sure, everyone knits hats, but how many people take the time to make matching sets?

Rebecca Blair’s Long John Hat & Mittens are a great way to take your holiday knitting from ho-hum to ho-ho-ho! Smoldering colorwork sets crimson and burnished gold against a mellow tweedy background. Knit with Brooklyn Tweed’s Loft, these are guaranteed to keep head and hands warm and snug. If you are the adventurous type, you may even want to try fulling them for a denser project with a lovely halo. (Always do a swatch first, though. Trust me.)

Take a look at the Interweave Knits Gifts 2018 for even more great patterns. From toys and toppers to toasty shawls and mittens, we have something that will appeal to everyone on your gift list. Start knitting today!

Happy knitting,
–Allison


Pattern Details

DESIGNER Rebecca Blair

DIFFICULTY Easy

FINISHED SIZE MITTENS 7½ (8½, 9½)” circumference and 9 (9¼, 10¼)” long. Mittens shown measure 8½”.
 HAT 17¾ (19, 20¾)” circumference and 8¾ (9, 9)” tall. Hat shown measures 19″.

YARN MITTENS Brooklyn Tweed Loft (100% US Targhee-Columbia wool; 275 yd [251 m]/1¾ oz
[50 g]): woodsmoke (MC), long johns (red; CC1), and hayloft (yellow; CC2), 1 skein each. HAT Brooklyn Tweed Loft (100% US Targhee-Columbia wool; 275 yd [251 m]/1¾ oz
[50 g]): woodsmoke (MC), long johns (red; CC1), and hayloft (yellow; CC2), 1 skein each.

NEEDLES MITTENS Sizes 1½ (2.5 mm) and 3 (3.25 mm). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge. HAT Sizes 4 (3.5 mm) and 6 (4 mm): 16″ circular (cir) and set of double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

NOTIONS MITTENS Markers (m); stitch holder; waste yarn for provisional CO; tapestry needle. HAT Markers (m); waste yarn for provisional CO; tapestry needle.

GAUGE MITTENS 28 sts and 44 rnds = 4″ in St st on larger needles; 30 sts and 34 rnds = 4″ in Snowflake patt on larger needles. HAT 27 sts and 29 rnds = 4″ in Snowflake patt on larger needles.


Interweave Knits Gifts 2018: Make Your Way to Christmas