Mitten Ornament by Jared Flood

Mitten Ornament

December 2020
Any gauge - designed for any gauge ?
varies according to yarn used
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 10 - 6.0 mm
14 - 20 yards (13 - 18 m)
Mini ornaments are not size critical; resulting size depends upon yarn used and your personal gauge.
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Brighten your tree or mantelpiece with these adorable wool mitten ornaments. Great for commemorating the passing year or for holiday gifts to friends and family. Work this mini mitten in varying yarn weights to get differently-sized ornaments. The back of the mitten has been left in stockinette stitch and is a great place to embroider someone’s initials or the current calendar year.

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Make ornaments with different yarn weights to get different sizes and textures! Use scraps you already have or one skein to make a plethora of mini mittens:

  • 1 skein of Peerie will yield approximately 14 mini mittens
  • 1 skein of Loft will yield approximately 19 mini mittens
  • 1 skein of Arbor will yield approximately 9 mini mittens
  • 1 skein of Dapple will yield approximately 10 mini mittens
  • 1 skein of Shelter will yield approximately 8 mini mittens
  • 1 skein of Quarry will yield approximately 10 mini mittens

Photographed in colors Vintner (Peerie), Lovat (Arbor), and Fossil (Quarry).


Below are some approximate yardage requirements for one mini mitten using a variety of yarn weights:

  • Fingering: 14 yards/13 meters
  • Sport/DK: 16 yards/15 meters
  • Worsted: 16 yards/15 meters
  • Chunky: 20 yards/18 meters


Double pointed needles in size appropriate for your yarn. Suggested sizes:

  • Fingering: 3.5 mm/US 4
  • Sport/DK: 4 mm/US 6
  • Worsted: 5 mm/US 8
  • Chunky: 6 mm/US 10

Skill Level
1 out of 5: Beginner