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Men’s Fingerless Mittens + Hat Pattern


This men’s fingerless mittens + hat pattern will allow you to create a simple matching set both knit in 1×1 ribbing.

This design is super easy for any beginner knitters as both the mitts and hat are knit flat and then seamed.

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Knit A Pair Of Fingerless Mittens

These Fingerless mittens are very practical to keep the hands and wrists warm while still allowing your fingers to be free, for driving, or other tasks.

They have been knit with yarn sourced from a trip to Edinburgh in Scotland and are 90% wool/10% silk.

You could adjust the length if you wanted to make them longer or shorter and there are three sizes to make, small, medium, and large.

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Inspired By The Outlander Costumes

If you have been watching the Outlander TV series, in seasons one to five, you have probably noticed the beautiful costumes and knitted pieces that all of the characters wear.

Both Dougal and Jamie are seen wearing wrist warmers in the Outlander series with full clan MacKenzie costumes.

Claire is also seen wearing similar wrist warmers and you can see the women’s version of this pattern here – Outlander Claire Carolina Fingerless Gloves Pattern.

Related Post: Outlander Costumes {Including The Knitwear And More!}

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More Outlander Knitting Patterns

View more Outlander Men’s Knits here.

You can see more women’s Outlander knitting patterns here. – Outlander Patterns {Beginner + Intermediate}

Grab the Ultimate Outlander Pattern Collection Ebook set in my shop here (women’s patterns) – The Ultimate Outlander Collection – With 39 Knitting Patterns.

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Grab All 10 Outlander Men’s Patterns Here


Skill Level – Basic

The mittens and hat knit up quickly and the simple ribbed design makes for a relaxing and enjoyable knit.

The fingerless mitts are perfect for the colder weather, as they have been knit with an Aran weight yarn.

Using knit and purl stitches, you will create an interesting design, knit flat on straight needles, with no thumb.

The hat is also knit flat, back and forth on straight needles, and then seamed.

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  • Fingerless Mittens – Men’s Small / Medium / Large
  • Length = 10 inches
  • Width (seamed laying flat and unstretched) = 3.5/4/4.5 inches
  • Thumbhole = 2 inches
  • Hat – To fit a head size of around 22/24 inches
  • Length – 8 inches

The fingerless gloves in the photos are size medium (cast on 40 sts).

Gauge – 10 sts / 18 rows in 4 inches/10 cm in 1×1 ribbing.

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The Supplies You Need…



  • 6 mm (US 10) knitting needles


  • Tape measure
  • Darning needle
  • Scissors
  • Stitch markers
  • Stitch holder
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Abbreviations / Knitting Abbreviations And Terms (US And UK) List

  • CO – cast on
  • Cont – continue
  • K – knit
  • K2tog – knit the next two stitches together
  • P2tog – purl the next two stitches together
  • St(s) – stitch(es)
  • Rep – repeat
  • PM – place marker
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Fingerless Mittens Pattern

Men’s fingerless gloves – make 2 pieces.

Make 2 the same:

  • With the 6mm (US 10) knitting needles:
  • CO – S – 36 sts / M – 40 sts / L – 44sts
  • K1, P1 – every row until the piece measures 10 inches
  • Please note if you decide to make the mittens longer, you will need more yarn to complete the matching hat.
  • Cast off – in the established rib pattern.

Making up

  • Stitch the side seam using the invisible seam stitch (mattress stitch).
  • Start by stitching the length of the wrist for 6 inches, leave a gap of 2 inches for the thumb hole and then stitch a further 2 inches to close the top of the mitts.
  • You don’t have to leave the thumb hole gap if you want to use them as arm warmers/wrist warmers instead.
  • If you need help to seam, you can view this blog post here – The Mattress Stitch – How To Seam Knitting.
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Hat Pattern

Pattern Notes

  • Both items – the mittens and hat are knit flat – back and forth on straight needles and then seamed.
  • However you could knit the hat (or mittens) in the round, the instructions are very simple, they would be the same, except you would work on 16″ circular needles and join the first round, working in K1, P1 ribbing.
  • The length of the hat and the decreases will stay the same.
  • If you want the hat to be longer you can make it any length you wish – for a beanie with a turned-up brim you can knit until it measures 11 inches before you start the decreases.
  • You will need more yarn if you make the beanie longer.
  • The yardage of the yarn I used was just enough to make the mittens and hat with one ball.

With the 6 mm (US 10) needles CO 72 sts.

For a larger head size, you can cast on more stitches for example 76sts / 78sts / 80sts.

Row 1: K1, P1 (1 x 1 rib) to the end of the row.

Rep row 1 – K1, P1 every round until hat measures: 7 inches from the CO edge.


  • K2tog, P2tog, to the end of the row.
  • K1, P1, to the end of the row.
  • K2tog, P2tog, to the end of the row.
  • K1, P1, to the end of the row.
  • K2tog, P2tog, to the end of the row.

Making Up

The last step is seaming the two edges of the beanie together.

I used a seaming technique called the mattress stitch.

To do this you:

  • Place the edges together – line them up.
  • Start at the top of the hat, with the right sides facing you.
  • Thread your needle and secure the top of the hat first with a stitch.
  • Then start to push the needle through the first stitch on one side of the fabric edge.
  • Then move over to the other side and push your needle through the first stitch.
  • Pull them together and continue to seam picking up an edge stitch on one side and again on the other as you go.
  • You can pick up stitches on every one bar or two bars on the edges – this is up to you. I generally pick up every 2 bars.
  • Just be careful that what you do to one side of the knitting should also be done on the other side to keep them even.
  • When you have finished seaming, secure your yarn on the wrong side and weave in any loose ends.
  • Your hat is now ready to wear.

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  1. Hello Louise! Thanks for this great pattern. I am struggling with the magic loop technique to make the gloves (its my first time using circular needles!), can I use straight needles instead? I have a pair of 5mm straight needles, would this work? Thanks, love your website and great
    ideas for projects! 🙂

    1. Hello Jo,
      The gloves and hat in this pattern are both knit flat – back and forth with straight needles.
      So you can use straight needles or circulars to knit flat (not joining in the round).
      However if you want to knit them in the round you can – using the magic loop technique.
      Straight needles will definitely work for this pattern though.