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Baby Hats and Mittens
Created By: Sandy Lott
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The tradition started with my grandmother who knitted mittens every year for my Christmas present. I began knitting when I broke my ankle in high school while I waited for it to heal. When I started having my own children, I disccovered how hard it was to find mittens and hats for toddlers and younger.

Originally, the patterns I started with were very simple due to the time crunch I faced as a single mom with four boys and a full-time job. I measured little hands and heads with a tape measure and guess-timated how many stitches based on gauge. But if the size was off for the son I was making the hat and mittens for, it didn't matter because it would fit one of the other boys! Besides, I knitted a lot of mittens and hats since they seemed to disappear often.

When my grandson was born, I began to branch out into original designs such as acorns, strawberries, geometric patterns and a variety of animals.

I use a 4-needle knitting technique to avoid seams. The patterns are developed as I knit. Sometimes I have pre-drawn what I want the end to look like using computer graphics and sometimes it evolves as I go, i.e. the acorn.

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