This design sprung from my love of all things with faces. Hats with faces have become quite a trend these days, but these fun mittens are a bit more discreet.
I plan on making a total of 6 animals.
I love convertible mittens! My niece fell in love with them, too, so I'm going to try to do a child's size as well.
The ears for the mouse are worked in simple crochet (I don't know if you can tell but I made both the ears left ears on accident. I'm going to fix that after I'm done with the second mitten..) but I'm not sure if all the others will be. The owl tufts may be worked along the top of the mitten, with the middle being kitchnered together and the point-eared animals may have knitted ears as well.
We'll see. This design is so cute and so exciting it feels like I don't want to knit anything else! But I've had that feeling before, and it always goes away haha. And besides, I'm on a yarn diet and- aside from the owl- I don't have the colors for the other animals.
At a future date I'll get into detail on how I made these little guys. I'm off to the post office now, to mail a very late Christmas present!