These fashionable knit hats, gloves, and mittens will keep you warm this winter -- or make great gifts. Don’t miss out: Get Martha’s Guide to Knitting — it’s the exclusive resource for knitters of all skill levels.
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These fingerless mittens could not be easier to make. Each one is made from plain garter-stitched rectangles, sewn edge to edge to form a tube, with an opening for the thumb.
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Child's Hat and Cowl
When you first learn to knit, you feel so pleased with the nubby-textured rectangles that grow on your needles. What to do with them (other than make scarf after scarf)? This girl’s hat is a rectangle folded in half and stitched at the sides. Her cowl is a longer rectangle sewn end to end. Her mother’s fingerless mittens are stitched rectangles.
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Follow these instructions to knit cozy garter-stitch mittens for winter.
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Knit yourself a pair of fingerless mittens, one of winter's trendiest accessories.
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Knitted cables -- a stitching technique from the 16th century that has become a modern-day fashion obsession -- gives this orange headband (shown on the left) an irresistible twist.
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Follow these steps to knit cozy garter-stitch mittens for winter.
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A knit hat is comfortable, warm, cozy, and surprisingly easy to make.
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These mittens are straightforward to make (the basic knit stitch is king here), and the pattern is readily adaptable -- just alter the size to suit the wearer.
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These cabled mittens are both stylish and warm, and they're not as hard as they look to make.