Pattern: For babies 3-6 months
Yarn, two colors: one for the cake, the other for the icing; DK weight
Double Pointed Needles in size to achieve gauge
Gauge: 6 stitches & 8 rows/inch
Inner mitten and cake:
Using one dpn, and cake color, CO 8 stitches, arrange evenly over three needles, with a stitch marker at the join.
Round 1: (k1, kfb) around - 12 stitches
Round 2 (and all even rounds): knit all stitches
Round 3: (k1, kfb) around - 18 stitches
Round 5: (k1, kfb) around - 27 stitches
Round 7: k1, m1, k26
Knit until mitten reaches 3 inches long.
Work a 2/2 rib for 1 inch.
Knit one round.
Next round: (k4, m1) 6 times, k4 - 34stitches
Work a 1/1 rib for 2 inches.
Break yarn, and leave stitches on needles.
|you now have this|
With two dpns held together, CO 48 stitches with icing color, then arrange evenly over three needles, with a stitch marker at the join.
Rounds 1 & 2: knit.
Round 3: (k2 tog, k2) to end - 36 stitches
** tricky bit **
Fold the 1/1 ribbing of the cake up.
|folding up cuff/cake|
Bring your icing ruff up over the bottom of the cupcake, until it is laying next to the live cake stitches.
|align icing with live cake stitches|
Knit a cake and an icing stitch together with the icing yarn, all the way around. (You will be going backwards over the cake stitches... it's weird, but you will survive it!)
|the fourth stitch|
NB - there are two more icing stitches than cake stitches; m1 stitch twice on the cake side over the course of the round.
Round 5-8: purl.
Round 9: (p2, p2tog) 9 times - 27 sts
Round 10-12: purl.
Round 13: p1, p2tog (p2, p2tog) 6 times - 20 sts
Round 14: purl.
Round 15: (p2tog, p1) 6 times, p2tog - 13 sts
Round 16: purl.
Round 17: p1, (p2tog) 6 times - 7 sts
Break yarn, run needle through loops, and pull the top of the cupcake closed.
Weave in ends.
You can download this pattern as a pdf from Craftsy, although it doesn't spell out the tricky bit.