kcwc: hats, mittens and scarves inspiration and tutorials

September 16th, 2010

I know it not cold enough for mitten and hats yet, but it will be–even though somehow every year I try to convince myself that it won’t get that cold, what am I thinking? I live in wisconsin! We better make some cute things while they are little enough to actually wear them (unlike teenagers) and I’ve scrounged up some pretty fantastic tutorials for winter gear. I’ve made the martha stewart hat a bunch of times and if you can get the sizing right it is quick and stylish and warm to boot.

beautiful handmade hats, mittens and scarves

1. Dog Hat I made today toddler, 2. Handmade Holiday: mittens for Avery, 3. 12-09 Brown OrgFlwer Cap 1 Full, 4. Felt Mittens with Knitted Cuffs, 5. Button Me Up Scarf , 6. kid’s patchwork scarf::2, 7. snarves, 8. Make It Yourself, 9. Mittens, baby variation

wonderful tutorials for warm winter gear

1. cozy slippers 2. muff 3. felt hat 4. balaclava 5.yarn scarf 6. sweater mittens 7. wool scarflet 8. felt mittens with knit cuff 9. patchwork scarf

I’ve been thinking about making a kids clothes week challenge FAQ page, so if you have any burning questions be sure to send them my way in the comments or in an email (elsiemarleyblog@gmail.com).

9 Responses to kcwc: hats, mittens and scarves inspiration and tutorials

  1. Jennifer says:

    I was so flattered to see my mittens! Thanks!

  2. Karin says:

    That yarn scarf is on my “want to make for myself list”! –are you posting a “home,etc.” day, too? I was thinking of making flannel crib sheets :)

  3. Anne says:

    Thank you for including my little wool scarflet in your collection! I’m honored to be in such talented company in this post!! –Anne

  4. Thomas says:

    I must make some of those hats for my little one!!!

  5. Thomas says:

    And Yay for scarves!!! I really just need a weekend to make hats and scarves. Nothing like an old sweater to make a really snuggly scarf:


  6. Charity says:

    Ooh – I love the button up scarf for me! And I’m dying to make myself a muff out of some Frivola yarn and some scrap velvet I have laying around. Doubt that’ll happen anytime soon.

  7. […] and flannels, and buttons, and yarns to see what I could do. First I turned to Elsie Marley’s kids clothes week challenge for a bit of inspiration and then got to […]

  8. Thomas says:

    Thanks for the inspiration. Just made my version of the felt hat: added a flannel lining and a pom-pom on top. Doesn’t everything need a good pom-pom???


  9. and don’t forget Amy Karol’s awesome earflap hat pattern–it’s for sale as one of her email mailorders at http://www.kingpod.com/ (issue 4, maybe?) totally worth it and came with some neat halloween decorations, etc.

    here’s the one I made last year–it’s a perfect one for using fancy material like recycled cashmere sweaters.