Knit Paw Patrol Inspired Mittens

Every kid these days just LOVES Paw Patrol.  When my friend asked for some mittens, I just couldn’t say no!  These took a lot of fiddling but I’m pretty happy with how they worked out.  Read on for details!

Inspiration

The challenge with making Paw Patrol mittens for a 3 or 4 year old is the size.  The mittens are tiny!  There’s no room for intricate patterns or designs to be added!  Instead I decided to focus on the colours (Everest was requested – I love the teal and purple combination!), and incorporate the paw shield logo somehow.  I tried several different methods to make this work – different sizes, I tried incorporating the patch directly on the mitts in the round and also adapted the pattern to work flat, but incorporating the stranded colourwork on such a small mitten was difficult.  I also didn’t want to have strands that the toddler’s fingers could get stuck in so I incorporated the patch and sewed it in place instead, and I love it!

Pattern

The pattern I used for the base mittens was The World’s Simplest Mittens by TinCanKnits, which you can find here.  With my gauge (I knit big), I used the smallest size of the Worsted Weight section of the pattern.

For the patch, I developed a pixel graph and simply made it separately to sew on place.  You can find the pixed graph below.

The yarn I used was Snuggly Wuggly by Loops & Threads, which is a DK yarn, purchased at Michael’s in Canada.  Colourways used: Soft Lilac, Dark Turquoise, Soft Grey and White.

I constructed the mittens, made 2 patches and simply sewed them in place appropriately.  It makes it easy to hide the loose ends as well!

Check out more photos below!

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