Hidden Love Mittens by Snickerdoodle Knits

Hidden Love Mittens

October 2019
Aran (8 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 6 - 4.0 mm
60 - 225 yards (55 - 206 m)
2-4 yrs, 4-6 yrs, 6-8 yrs, XS, S, M, L, XL, More size details in Notes, Check notes for all measurements
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Learn all about this pattern in my design overview video.

Main Features

  • cute textured heart in the palm of each hand

  • simple knit worked in the round

  • includes 8 sizes, from 2-4 years to adult XL

  • quick, fun knit using bulky weight yarn

  • includes linked video tutorials for the techniques used within the pattern

  • includes written and charted instructions that have been test knit and professionally tech edited

  • includes a blog post with alternate yarn and color recommendations


This mitten pattern is a fun, simple knit with a heart on each mitten. Because the heart is located on the palm of the hand and is knit in the same yarn as the rest of the mitten, the heart is a hidden gem that’s sure to make you smile. The mittens are interchangeable, if you’d like to wear the heart on the outside of your hand instead.

I recommend knitting these mittens out of a solid, tonal, semi-solid, or lightly speckled yarn. The busier the yarn, the more “hidden” your hearts will be. The mittens are interchangeable, if you’d like to wear the heart on the outside of your hand instead. The pattern also includes instructions if you wish to make a pair of fingerless mittens instead.

This pattern includes written and charted instructions, as separate PDF files. If you’re looking to make an extra-warm pair of mittens, I recommend using a wool-based yarn. You may also choose to sew a liner for the mittens using felt or fleece fabric.

Interested in yarn and color recommendations, or a little behind-the-designs? Be sure to check out my Hidden Love Mittens blog post!


(2-4 yrs, 4-6 yrs, 6-8 yrs) (Adult XS, S, M) (Adult L, XL)
Hand Length: (4, 5, 5.5) (6, 6.5, 7) (7.5, 8.5) in / (10, 12.5, 14) (15, 16.5, 18) (19, 21.5) cm

Total Length: (6, 7, 8) (8.5, 9.5, 10) (10.5, 11.5) in / (14.5, 18, 20.5) (21.5, 23.5, 25) (26.5, 28.5) cm

Mitten Circumference: (5.5, 6, 6.5) (7, 7.5, 8) (8.5, 9) in / (14, 15, 16.5) (17.5, 19, 20) (21.5, 23) cm


(60, 80, 95) (115, 135, 160) (185, 225) yds / (55, 75, 85) (105, 125, 145) (170, 205) m; (26, 35, 43) (52, 61, 72) (83, 102) grams Bulky Weight Yarn

Designed using Loops and Threads Impeccable yarn, which is closer to a bulky weight than the aran weight it is labeled as.


16 stitches, 24 rounds = 4 / 10 cm stockinette stitch


4.0 mm (US size 6) circular needles (or double pointed needles), long enough for magic loop
Darning needle
Stitch holder or waste yarn
Stitch marker (optional)


This pattern is ideal for beginner knitters who know how knit and purl and are looking to learn a few new techniques! It uses the knit, purl, M1L, and M1R stitches. It also requires a bind off, cast on, knitting through the back loop, and picking up stitches. This is a perfect pattern for an adventurous beginners looking to knit their first pair of mittens. If you are unfamiliar with any of these techniques, do not be intimidated. All of my patterns include linked tutorial videos to any techniques that I think may be new to you.


I would like to extend a huge thank you to all of my test knitters who used the time to provide feedback on this pattern design! This pattern was tech edited by Jekaterina Dmitrijeva.

What the test knitters had to say about the pattern:

“Loved your pattern.”
thanks for another AWESOME pattern!!“
”I am very please with them because this was my first time knitting mittens. I think they turned out pretty well“

This pattern was updated Sep. 15, 2020 to include an updated layout, linked tutorials, and some adjustments in sizing.


Please do not copy, share, or distribute this pattern, as this pattern design is property of Snickerdoodle Knits. You are welcome to sell the knits that you make using this pattern, but I do ask that you provide credit to Snickerdoodle Knits for the pattern and that you link my pattern on Ravelry when you are selling online. Thank you so much for understanding and for your support!

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