When I first designed my Jersey Mitts, it was before Christmas last year. My son, Christian, then 10 years old, requested a pair for himself. We went on the website for Cascade 220 Fingering yarn and he chose two colors of his very own.
While I waited for the yarn to arrive, I became really busy working on the larger size of Jersey Mitts and then I worked on making full fingered Jersey Gloves. The thought of making another pair so soon afterward was too much. After three pair, I really needed to do something else, much to Christian’s dismay.
Christian finally got what he wanted, though. It turned out that it wasn’t that difficult. I just used hooks two sizes smaller than what is shown in the pattern. That’s it! No other alterations were necessary and they are a perfect fit for him. He. Loves. Them. And. Won’t. Take. Them. Off.
UPDATE: It’s been two years and Christian is still wearing these mitts! He loves them so much. For a kid who tends to lose just about everything in his room at some point, he has been able to keep these “hand-y” all these time.
He just asked me last week for a new pair since these are getting a little small. We’ll have to pick new colors and I’ll need to stitch up some more. How fun! I love it when little crochet gifts are so appreciated.