I wore my mittens when I was up visiting family in Sydney. Four year old Ezra said he really liked them and asked if I could make him some. I said I'd make some for his birthday the following month. Of course he chose green for his mittens. I made them from a tencel. Cheap but nice green yarn that was also soft. I'm sure it won't be long before he's grown out of them. As kids go... Mostly crocheted, just with knitted ribbing on the bottom to for stretchy wrist hugging.
This is what I finally ended up with. It's really quite tricky making mittens without using a pattern to fit little hands that aren't here to try them on as I go. Thanks so much to the four year old I look after who tried them countless times as I crocheted, frogged, re-crocheted, repeat... as it goes... I finally got these done and posted. They look a little wonky but seem fine when they are on. Aparently they fit Ezra well and he loves them. He had trouble understanding why he wasn't allowed to go dig in the dirt while wearing them though. He he.