Colorwork Hat & Mitten Set

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1 is least difficult, 5 is most difficult

Get ready for winter fun with bright, warm mittens and a matching cap. The Pinwheel set can be customized to any taste—work it in a binary palette or go exuberant with a paintbox of hues; add cords and pompoms to snug the cuffs and decorate the hat or keep them simply unadorned. The mittens are given in a single child’s size; the hat pattern is written in small and large children’s sizes. Knit in Loft and charted separately for two colors or five colors, Pinwheel is a good choice for those new to stranded colorwork or for veterans with a stash of remnants to use up.



Fingering weight wool yarn in the following approximate amounts:

Version I (two colors):

  • 175 yards each of Colors 1 & 2 (C1 & C2)

Version II (five colors):

  • 95 yards each of Colors 1, 2, 3, 4, & 5 (C1, C2, C3, C4, & C5)


Brooklyn Tweed Loft (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 275 yards/50g):

Version I (two colors):

Version II (five colors):

Please note: the stitch patterns in this design are charted only.

  • 28 stitches & 35 rounds = 4″ in circular stranded colorwork from chart with Size A needle(s), after blocking

Size A (for Main Fabric):

  • 16″ circular and one set of double-pointed needles (DPNs)* in size needed to obtain gauge listed
  • Suggested Size: 3½ mm (US 4)

Size B (for Cuffs and Brim):

  • 16″ circular needle and one set of DPNs* two sizes smaller than Size A
  • Suggested Size: 3 mm (US 2½)

*32″ circular needle can be used instead of DPNs if using the Magic Loop method for working small circumferences in the round.

Finished dimensions
  • Mittens (one size): 7¼” circumference at palm; 8½” length from cuff to tip
  • Hat: Small (Large); to fit 2-4 years (6-10 years); 17¼ (20½)” circumference; 6¼ (6¾)” length (not including earflaps)

Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern


  • Cast on of choice (for 2×2 ribbed fabric)
  • Blocking (Suggested method: Wet-Blocking)-


  • Long Tail Cast On
  • Grafting (Kitchener Stitch) 
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