Basic Knit Hand Warmer – Projects to Stock Your Shop Part One

knit hand warmers

Basic Knit Hand Warmers

Knitting Pattern by B. Hooked Knitting, Copyright 2018.

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easy crochet pattern

Gather Your Supplies

  • Red Heart Super Saver Chunky, approx 50 yds (light grey and grenadine shown)
  • US 10.5 (6.5mm) 6″ Double Pointed Needles
  • Darning Needle
  • Scissors

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Abbreviations

Gauge and Sizing

7 sts x 9 rows = 2″

Small: 3.5″ flat (7″ circumference) at wrist and fingers; 4″ flat (8″ circumference) at thumb; 7.5″ long.

Large: 3.75″ flat (7.5″ circumference) at wrist and fingers; 4.5″ flat (9″ circumference) at thumb; 8.5″ long.

Pattern Notes

This basic knit hand warmer uses a very simple stitch, an economical yarn and color techniques to create a design that looks much more complex than it actually is! The pattern is currently available in two different sizes, adult small (great for women and teens) or adult large (great for men). The pattern is written in the small size but you may refer to the parenthesis for large instructions.

For assistance with the cast on process, have a look at my video demonstrating the long tail cast on:

How to Knit the Long Tail Cast On 

For assistance with the knit stitch, have a look at my video demonstrating how to knit the garter stitch (which looks stockinette when knitting in the round):

How to Knit the Garter Stitch

For assistance with the cast off, have a look at my video demonstrating the simple bind off:

How to Knit a Simple Bind Off

Feel free to leave comments below with any questions!

Color Key:

  • Color A – Grenadine
  • Color B – Light Grey

How to Make a Basic Knit Hand Warmer

This tutorial is also available in a left-handed version. Click on the link below to be directed to the left-handed tutorial on YouTube.

How to Make a Basic Knit Hand Warmer Left-Handed

Written Instructions

knit hand warmer

With color A, cast on 21 (24).

Rounds 1-8: K all sts.

Round 9: Do not break color A. Join color B and knit to last st.


Tip! To avoid color jogs, pick up right leg of stitch below the first and place on left needle. With color of existing round, K together to right needle. The second stitch will now become your first.


Round 10: Do not break color B. Pick up color A and knit to last st.

Round 11: Do not break color A. Pick up color B and k to last st.

Round 12: Do not break color B. Pick up color A and k to last st.

Rounds 13-16(17): Break color A. With color B, k all sts.

Thumb Shaping

knit hand warmer

Right Hand 

First Round: K15(17). PM. M1L. K1. M1R. PM. K rem 5(6) sts. (increase by two stitches)

Second Round: K all sts.

Third Round: K to marker. SM. M1L. K to marker. M1R. SM. K rem 5(6) sts. (increase by two stitches)

Repeat second and third rounds twice more (you’ll have 9 sts between your markers). Place 9 thumb stitches on a stitch holder.

Left Hand 

First Round: K5(6). PM. M1L. K1. M1R. PM. K rem 15(17) sts. (increase by two stitches)

Second Round: K all sts.

Third Round: K to marker. SM. M1L. K to marker. M1R. SM. K rem 15(17) sts. (increase by two stitches)

Repeat second and third rounds twice more (you’ll have 9 sts between your markers). Place 9 thumb stitches on a stitch holder.

Next Round: K to thumb gusset. Cast on one stitch. K rem sts of round.

Next Round: K all sts.

Rep last round until your work measures 7.5″ (8.5″) from cast on edge. Cast off.

With color B, pick up 9 thumb stitches at the back of the work. K to gap opening and pick up and knit 1(2) sts to close the gap. Continue knitting for one more round and cast off for a total of three rounds.

weave in your ends.

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