Kids lose stuff, it’s a well known fact. They are so busy exploring and socializing that it doesn’t occur to them, until much later, that they’ve left one (or both) of their mittens, their hat and/or scarf behind. This All-in-One helps to solve that problem. A hat, scarf and mittens all together… One thing to remember. It is an easy to pull on hood; with mittens attached.
This item is provisionally cast on and knit from the centre back of the scarf down to one mitten, the second half of the scarf and second mitten is then knit from the provisional cast on. The hood is then picked up and knit onto the scarf portion, making the item completely seamless. You could also choose to do a regular cast on and then sew the two scarf pieces together, should a provisional cast on make you nervous.
A note about sizing:
The mittens and, most particularly, the hood of this pattern are roomy and should fit most children from the ages of 4-8 (I knit my first one for a 9 year old girl in the same size). Should a smaller hood be desired, pick up fewer stitches for the hood. If you are making this for a toddler, measure their arm from the centre of the back to the wrist and knit the scarf portion to fit, adding a couple of inches of ease. You could easily omit the thumb section and just have a hand covering at the end of the scarf section.