1 old sweater
trace my sons hand
sew over the line
I got tired of spending money on new gloves because my son forgets/misplaces his. So, taking an old sweater I was going to throw out anyway - I made mittens.
I made my 3y/o some too, his actually turned out better than my 7y/os and I made his first. They are not perfect, but for a first time they look pretty darn good and will serve the purpose of keeping the cold off.