While I live 3,000 miles in the opposite direction from Caila, we have pretty similar weather, except for a few colder cold months here in SC where everyone needs.... MITTENS!
how to make simple baby mittens (pictured top right), my go to pattern for mittens is found in one of my favorite sewing books, Oliver + S Little Things to Sew.
This mitten pattern is deemed "easy" with just one "scissor" difficulty level. The first pair I made were for my niece last fall. I love the endless combinations with your choice of wool felt or fleece and ribbon.
I knew I wanted to be prepared this year when my son needed some mittens. I had just ONE tiny problem. I knew he wouldn't wear them for long. At 2, they needed to be practical and warm, but also FUN for them to last. That's when my thought went to making him some "puppet" mittens. If we could make them "ROAR!" We would probably be good!
To make these awesome dragon mittens check out the photos below when adjusting your O + S mitten pattern. All you need is some different colors of felt. My felt is from Purl Soho... this felt is unbelievable, but pricey, but unbelievable in quality!
Thanks so much for having me, Caila!