Sweeter than a Cupcake

What is sweeter than a cupcake?  You are of course, especially when you’re adorned in this cute and cozy hat and mitten set!  The matching hat and mittens are knit up with your 3 favorite colors of cupcake, and topped off with delicious colorful sprinkles and a pom-pom.  All pieces are knit in the round, and have a hint of Fair Isle for just a sweet little taste of colorwork.  The mittens feature a detachable top for your fingerless needs, which looks just as cute on or off your fingers.  While this pattern may cause cupcake cravings, I promise your sweet tooth will be satisfied when you complete this set!  Enjoy!

This set comes in Girls and Adult sizes!  The hat is knit using a circular needle, while the fingerless mittens are knit using double-pointed needles.

sweeter than a cupcake knitted hat and mittens cupcake knitting pattern girls 1Price: $6.00  This pattern is part of the Follow Your Heart Collection, a collection of 7 patterns for $20!

Skill Level: Intermediate

Yarn Weight: Worsted (300-400 yards)

Recommended Yarn: Lion Brand “Wool-Ease” (shown in Natural Heather, Grey Heather, and Rose Heather)

Needles: US 3 (3.25mm) 16″ circular needle and double pointed needles (set of 4), US 5 (3.75mm) 16″ circular needle and double pointed needles (set of 4)

Sizes: Girls – Adult (3 hat sizes, 2 mitten sizes)

Notions: Stitch holder, stitch marker, tapestry needle, sewing needle and thread, 3 pom-poms, scrap yarn for sprinkles

Gauge: 21 sts and 30 rows = 4″ in Stockinette Stitch

Buying Options: After checkout, you will receive a link to instantly download the .pdf pattern.  If you are a member of Ravelry, the pattern will automatically show up in your library!  You can also purchase this pattern through my Girly Knits pattern stores on Ravelry, Craftsy, and Etsy.

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Customer Projects and Reviews:

“This pattern was very sweet, I had to knit it up for my nieces. I have one done and I will be doing a second one and possibly a third. Just too cute! Very easy and well written pattern, lots of instructions and very clear. I love the way the hat turned out and this yarn was a great choice for it.” -Olivia (thishandmadelife on Ravelry)

“Lauren has done it again — super cute, well written design that has my little Loreli begging for hand knits…L.O.V.E.” -Kelly (ohsewsweet10 on Ravelry)

“The hat was a breeze…I can’t wait to surprise my little beauty with this set! So happy!” -Jenny (JennyJoMcCarthy on Ravelry)

“Made exactly to pattern. Very cute. I made this for a friend who makes incredible cupcakes. Her bakery opens this month.” -Denyse (Denysse on Ravelry)

“Awesome (and super cute!) project!” -Ayoosh (Ayoosh on Ravelry)

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2 Comments on Sweeter than a Cupcake

  1. Joyce Spechler
    February 12, 2017 at 7:28 pm (1 year ago)

    Dear Lauren,
    I love all of your patterns! I am an advanced beginner/newly intermediate knitter. Although I have knitted hats and mittens before and I swatched before I knitted, I found that this pattern is way too big for kids and for my granddaughter, who is 10. I used Vanna’s Choice (Lion Brand) worsted wool, with sz. 5 and sz. 4 needles(for the cuff), the mittens are way too big. Can you be more specific for Girls and breakdown the measurements a little ( ie girls 3-5;6-8; 10-12; teen; adult)? There is too much of a range here and your patterns are so cute!! Even if I use small needles for my next set and different wool, I fear that they will still be too big. Please advise. Thanks, Joyce

    • Lauren
      March 16, 2017 at 4:44 pm (11 months ago)

      Hi Joyce! Oh no, I’m sorry to hear that! Are you sure you are getting the gauge? What size did you make for your granddaughter, the adult or the girls size? Did you measure her hand and compare that against the size chart? When I was doing research, I found that mittens for ages 8+ were basically the same, but if she happened to have smaller hands perhaps the girls size would suit her better. Did the gloves you made fit an adult? Usually this all comes back to gauge – I do think if you tried again with a smaller needle size you would have success (you may knit looser than me). Let me know! Thanks! Lauren


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