This past winter, one of my sons needed new mittens, and I decided to play around with mitered squares to make them. This pattern is the result. Instructions for four sizes (5, 6, 7, and 8 inch hand circumference) are included.
There are lots of patterns out there for mittens that include mitered squares. This one is a little different in that not all the squares are the same size, and not all the pieces are squares. Made in worsted weight yarn, these mittens work up fast and are a good introduction to mitering. They are made from the top down, in one piece, and the squares build off each other, getting progressively bigger, like the pieces in a log cabin quilt. The final mitered piece isn’t actually a square or triangle, but a trapezoid, which creates the thumb gusset.
The top of the cuff is a bit snug. If you don’t want the top of your cuffs to be snug, then this might not be the pattern for you. I like it, because I’m a mom, and I don’t want my mittens to be pulled off when I’m holding hands with my little people.