Songbyrdy - Chunky & Cozy Hudson Bay Mitts

Last Minute Quick Knit! Hudson Bay Mitts – FREE PATTERN!

So…I’m sorry about the lack of posting, but HEY!

I’ve been sooooo busy, I’m sure you can understand….and it’s also hard to type a blog post when your hands are preoccupied with Etsy orders! Blogging takes a lot of time, and as my friend said, “it’s a total time-suck!”. Right. I simply have too many interests, but I don’t think that’s going to change anytime soon.

And now, for a peace offering, 😉

I’d like to offer this FREE knitting pattern in case you need a last minute idea! These cozy gloves knit up so quickly!! A determined knitter could knit these in an hour. Seriously.

The colors of the iconic Hudson Bay stripes remind me of Lifesavers candy and Christmas Lights 🙂

IMG_4689 mitts Free Knitting Pattern for Hudson Bay Mitts


  • One skein of Super-Bulky Lion Brand Quick & Thick Yarn (I used the Hudson Bay colorway- you’ll use about 50-60 yards) 80% Acrylic 20% Wool.
  • Size US 13 / 9 mm DPN’s
  • (optional) Circular Needles if using Magic Loop Method (which I highly recommend for speed!)
  • Scrap yarn or stitch holder.
  • Tapestry Needle

That’s it!

Sizing: These fit small-medium hands, typically for women or teens. About 8-9 inches in length.

Customizing: For larger (wider) gloves, simply add more stitches to your rows. To make them longer, you can add more knit rounds to the beginning for a longer cuff, and/or you can repeat round 21 to add more knit rows after the thumb (for more coverage of the fingers).

Note: All slip stitches should be made purl-wise (excluding SSK’s). The slip stitches allow the purl rows to not have a “jog” in the line. You can also use this for color changes in knitting. Yay for techniques!

Pattern (Make 2)

Cast on 17

For Magic Loop, split the stitches so there are 8 on the front needle and 9 on the back. If using DPN’s (Double-Pointed Needles), I suggest splitting between three needles, 8 stitches on the first needle, 4 on the 2nd needle, and 5 on the third needle.

Invisible join in round (CO one more stitch to make total of 18 before beginning)

If you’ve never done this before, here’s a helpful video from

17 Sts.

Knit rounds 1-7 (You can knit more rounds if you’d like the cuffs longer, just be sure to write down how many you did, so you can make the other glove the same length!)

8. K8, P1, [K1, KRL, K1], P1, K5. 18 sts

9. K8, P1, [K3], P1, K5.

10. K8, P1, [KRL, K3, KLL], P1, K5. 20 sts.

11. K8, P1, [K5], P1, K5.

12. K8, P1, [K1, KRL, K3, KLL, K1], P1, K5. 22 sts.

13. K8, P1, [K7], P1, K5.

14. K8, P1, [K1, KRL, K5, KLL, K1], P1, K5. 24 sts.

15. K8, P1, [K9], P1, K5.

Repeat round 15 three times.

19. K9, Slip 9 sts to scrap yarn or stitch holder to hold. CO 2 sts, K6. 17 sts.

(Easy thumb cast-on  Use this for a simple cast-on for the 2 stitches in the middle of row 19. For more options: or

20. K9, K2 tbl, K6.

21. K17.

22. P17.

23. Slip 1 (to avoid jog), K16.

24. K17.

25. K17.

26. P17

27. Slip 1, K16

28. P17

BO in pattern (purling). Carefully weave in ends.

Songbyrdy - Chunky & Cozy Hudson Bay Mitts


Pick up gusset stitches, 5 on one DPN, 4 on the next DPN, pick up 1 “ditch stitch“, the two CO stitches through right legs, and one more “ditch stitch” on the third DPN. Total of 13 stitches picked up. Use 4th DPN to knit, starting with the first needle, carefully join yarn:

  1. SSK, K5, K2Tog, K2Tog, SSK. 9 sts.
  2. K9.
  3. SSK, K5, K2Tog. 7 sts. (Note: For a wider thumb, K9, and simply skip the decrease stitches. K9 in the last round as well.)
  4. K7.

Loosely BO in pattern, but Purl the stitches instead of knitting them. This helps the edge to stop from curling and matches the top of the mitten.

Leave a long tail and use it to fill in any holes created from the thumb gusset (there are likely to be some since you’re working with bulky yarn).

Carefully weave in ends.

Make another one  😉


© Whittney Perez, 2015

You may use this pattern for personal use, you may sell products made from this pattern, as long as you attribute the pattern to and provide a link to the pattern. You MAY NOT sell this pattern. This pattern is provided FREE, as long as it is not abused, so share the love! 🙂

If you have suggestions for improving this pattern, or have made adjustments, please share the love!


I hope you enjoy these gloves! It amazes me how warm my hands are even though they are fingerless gloves!

Knit on, my friends. And,




9 thoughts on “Last Minute Quick Knit! Hudson Bay Mitts – FREE PATTERN!

  1. wineplz says:

    Thank you for sharing! These look very nice and neat (hard to do with small items done in super-bulky sometimes) and I love the way the colors turned out.

    (sorry if this is a duplicate, WP was being weird)

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  2. Gammie says:

    Thank you for sharing this pattern I’m excited to make these😊but I don’t understand where, or how, to do the CO 2 sts in row 19. Would you clarify? The links to the KRL and KLL videos have been great help and I’m hoping there’s something similar for my “stuck here ” spot.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Songbyrdy says:

      I do not have a way to print this directly off at this time, but you can copy and paste the text into a document, and print the document. I’m currently working on a PDF of this to upload to, where you would be able to easily print the pattern.


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