Just returned a copy of Vintage Knits for Modern Babies by Hadley Fierlinger back to the library this week, and I love, love the mittens pattern in it, "Wee Mittens."
At first I wasn't sure because they are knitted flat, and I just couldn't wrap my brain around their construction, but I just followed the pattern on blind faith, and they materialized on my needles like magic...so cool!
In fact, I whipped up these:
There are two sizes, I knit the 1-3 year size, and I love that they are exactly the same so they can go on either hand, which is priceless for a squirmy toddler :-)
Here's the rav link for the mittens pattern too, check it out...a very sweet little book.
Wee Mittens Ravelry Link