to celebrate Christmas with the kids over there. I would prefer to have done it on Christmas, but there is always next year....but before we could go, I got a wild hair that perhaps I should start a tradition where every year, Miss Mona Lisa would get some mittens for Christmas - knitted mittens.
And I had some perfect yarn that I could use for this year's mittens. And I had a whole day to knit them and surely they couldn't take that long to do. These are from one of my favorite websites - A Purl Bee.
And when they didn't take that long and I still had some yarn left, I thought she needed a hat to go with them. This one is from Itty Bitty Knits. I added the toppers from Tilli Tomas' pattern that I knit up from my niece's baby present.
So now Miss Mona Lisa will have a hat and mittens for her first Christmas. I hope the hat fits!