Knit and Crochet Your Own Accessories to Stay Warm and Cozy!

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Knit and Crochet Your Own Accessories to Stay Warm and Cozy!

Looking for a fun and useful way to get your creative juices flowing during winter? Try knitting! The coldest season of the year is the perfect time to discover or rediscover the joys of crafting. Here are patterns for knitting hats, neck warmers and mittens. Cozy comfort for everyone!

You will find a list of abbreviations at the end of the article.

 

Adorable knit hat that will keep you warm

You will need weight #6 yarn and 9 mm circular knitting needles.

Start with the wider part :
Cast on 40 stitches. Join in to knit in the round.
Knit a 2x2 rib stitch by alternating 2 knit and 2 purl stitches to the end of the round.
Repeat for 2 in.

Knit in stockinette (rows made up of knit stitches) until the knitting reaches 6 in. in total.

To knit a rounded shape for the head, you need to decrease your knitting:

*K8, K2tog* to the end of the round
Knit stitches to the end of the round.
*K7, K2tog* to the end of the round
Knit stitches to the end of the round.
*K6, K2tog* to the end of the round
Knit stitches to the end of the round.
*K5, K2tog* to the end of the round
Knit stitches to the end of the round.
*K4, K2tog* to the end of the round
Knit stitches to the end of the round.
*K3, K2tog* to the end of the round
Knit stitches to the end of the round.
*K2, K2tog* to the end of the round
Knit stitches to the end of the round.
*K1, K2tog* to the end of the round
Knit stitches to the end of the round.
K2tog* to the end of the round

Finally, leave a sufficient length of yarn to pull it through the remaining stitches, then pull together tightly and fasten with a knot.

 

Neck warmer: a simple and practical accessory

A neck warmer is the perfect accessory to block cold air from getting in your winter coat. This crochet pattern involves three easy steps:

  1. Knit a foundation chain of approximately 27 in. and join in the round.
  2. Work 1 double crochet stitch in each successive chain stitch across the foundation chain.
  3. Repeat this row until you reach the desired length.

 

Mittens to keep your fingers toasty

Here is what you’ll need to crochet mittens:

  • Weight #6 chunky yarn;
  • Two contrasting colours: colour A and colour B;
  • 6.5 mm circular knitting needles;
  • Stitch holder;
  • Stitch marker.

Crochet pattern instructions:

Right-hand mitten:

With the first colour (colour A), cast on 24 stitches. Join in together to knit in the round. Place a marker at the beginning of the row.

Round 1:
*KTBL, P1.* Repeat from *to* around.
Repeat this round for 2.5 in.

Next row: *K12, M1R. Repeat from *to* around (total of 26 sts).

Cut the colour A yarn, knit 8 rounds of knit stitches with colour B.
 

Thumb gusset:

Round 1: K14, M1R, K2, M1R. Knit stitches to the end of the round. (28 sts)
Round 2 and all rounds after the increase: knit stitches.
Round 3: K14, M1R, K4, M1R. Knit stitches to the end of the round. (30 sts)
Round 5: K14, M1R, K6, M1R. Knit stitches to the end of the round. (32 sts)
Round 7: K14, M1R, K8, M1R. Knit stitches to the end of the round. (34 sts)
Round 8: K15. Slip the next 8 sts on a stitch holder. Knit stitches to the end of the round. (26 sts)
Round 10: knit all stitches for this round. Cut colour B yarn.

Decrease for the mitten top:
Round 1: *K1, SSK, K7, K2tog, K1.* Repeat from *to*. (22 sts)
Round 2: knit all stitches.
Round 3: *K1, SSK, K5, K2tog, K1.* Repeat from *to*. (18 sts)
Round 4: knit all stitches.
Round 5: K2tog for this round (9 sts).

Leave a sufficient length of yarn to pull it through the remaining stitches, then pull together tightly to fasten.

 

Left-hand mitten:

With the first colour, cast on 24 stitches. Join in to knit in the round. Place a marker at the beginning of the row.

Row 1:
*KTBL, P1.* Repeat from *to* around.
Repeat this round for 2.5 in.

Next row: *K12, M1R. Repeat from *to* around (total of 26 sts).
Cut the colour A yarn, knit 8 rounds of knit stitches with colour B.

Thumb gusset:
Round 1: K23, M1R, K2, M1R. Knit stitches to the end of the round. (28 sts)
Round 2 and all rounds after the increase: knit stitches.
Round 3: K23, M1R, K4, M1R. Knit stitches to the end of the round. (30 sts)
Round 5: K23, M1R, K6, M1R. Knit stitches to the end of the round. (32 sts)
Round 7: K23, M1R, K8, M1R. Knit stitches to the end of the round. (34 sts)
Round 8: K24. Slip the next 8 sts on a stitch holder. Knit stitches to the end of the round. (26 sts)
Round 10: knit all stitches for this round. Cut colour B yarn.

Decrease for the mitten top:
Round 1: *K1, SSK, K7, K2tog, K1.* Repeat from *to*. (22 sts)
Round 2: knit all stitches.
Round 3: *K1, SSK, K5, K2tog, K1.* Repeat from *to*. (18 sts)
Round 4: knit all stitches.
Round 5: K2tog for this round (9 sts).

Leave a sufficient length of yarn to pull it through the remaining stitches, then pull together tightly and fasten with a knot.

You are now ready to enjoy winter to the fullest!

 

Here is a list of useful abbreviations:
K= knit stitch
K2tog = Knit two stitches together
KTBL = knit through back of loop
M1R (make one right) = Pick up horizontal bar between the stitches from back to front, knit through front leg

P = purl stitch
R = row
SSK (slip slip knit decrease) = slip 1 stitch as if to knit, slip 1 stitch as if to purl, insert left needle in front of these 2 stitches and knit in this position
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together