Fun with Fleece – Hat & Mittens!

Tomorrow, Saturday, my family and I plan to cut down our Christmas tree at our favorite Christmas tree farm! Bringing home a fresh tree into our home, just smells like Christmas to me. As convenient as fake trees might be, it just wouldn’t be the same (or nearly as fun).

Cutting down our Christmas tree is becoming one of our family traditions and I love it!  My husband and I have cut down our tree together since our first year of marriage and now we get to experience this wonderful outing with our two daughters.  We get all bundled up, ride the tractor out to all the trees, and search for the perfect one.  After we find our perfect tree, we head back to the warming house for some hot cocoa and just enjoy the warmth and scenery of the tree farm.

So by now you may be wondering what the title of my post has to do with Christmas trees……well, in thinking about heading out into the cold weather to get our tree, my husband (kindly) reminded me that I hadn’t gotten our daughter, Savannah, any mittens yet.  Oh no!  She definitely needs mittens – it will be way too cold out there for her little hands.

Luckily for me, today was black friday and I happened to hit up the big sale at Joann Fabrics.  I got plenty of fleece and snuggle flannel (and a bunch of other things) – perfect for making mittens.  And what are mittens without a matching hat?  So of course I made her a hat too.

Here’s the finished product:

I used a grosgrain ribbon to attach the two mittens which I will thread through her coat so she doesn’t lose them.  I used a very basic Mcall’s pattern for the hat and just cut several sizes of flowers out of fleece to make the applique.   I’m very happy with how it turned out and it will match her winter coat perfectly!!

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One Comment

  1. Cute!!!