Hat I knit for my Niece and I've been wanting to make matching mittens for a while now. Finally found a little time last week to make these. My son has a pair from a retail store that I used as a guide. I started at the top of the mitten with six stitches and increased to about 30 stitches for a few inches. I switched from a knit stitch to purl 3, knit 3 for the mitten cuffs for about an inch.
I wanted to make sure these little mittens would be warm enough for below zero temps, so I lined them with two layers yellow flannel. The thumbless mittens fit my both my 1 year old and 3 year old little misters, which made me fairly confident that they will grow with my niece for a couple winters.
To complete the set, I whipped up a i-cord to secure the mittens to her jacket. My Grandma always made these for all our gloves to avoid losing them. Each end of the i-cord attaches to a mitten. The cord goes from one sleeve through the inside body of your coat and down the other sleeve.