The tots in this house are always loosing their gloves & mittens. My mother did this for us when we were children, so here I am, finding myself in yet another way, following in my mothers footsteps.
I crocheted a chain connecting the mittens, long enough to fit through the length of both sleeves and along the back off the coat.
When they take off their coats at school, or when they come home, the mittens will just hang out of the sleeves. Best of all, when they put their coats on in the morning, we won't have to hunt around for one.
I love these knitted wool mittens my dad gave the girls for Christmas this year. They're so soft & warm.