Last night we celebrated 2 family birthdays! The UPS Store guy has turned 60 and our grandson C, has turned 2!
For part of C's birthday, I had crocheted a Minion hat and then knitted minion mittens for him.
-First, I cast on with the royal blue yarn to knit the cuff in a k1p1 ribbing.
-When the cuff was finished, I changed to the yellow and knit with it through the thumb gusset increases.
-After the gusset was finished, I changed to the black for a few rows to make the "headband."
-Then changed back to the yellow yarn to finish the top of the mitten and the thumb.
-To make the eye, I used a size F(US) hook and single crocheted the eye using the black, white and gray yarns. Securely sewed the eye to each mitten and embroidered a little mouth on each.
A hint on mouths. :) I always thought I had to do a perfect mouth. Just the right smile and the right curvature and the right placement. So, I didn't think I was any good at faces. THEN I discovered that I was all wrong! Make the mouths crooked and a little off to the side on purpose. Definitely make a smile, of some sort, and you are set!
It doesn't matter if it is a minion smile or a regular doll, teddy bear smile. Just purposely put it off center and you will be just fine.