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!
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!
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!