With these mitts I worked flat, then sewed up the side. I also was able to work to my measurements to ensure I'd get a great fit - something most patterns don't take into account. With one pair I even added buttons to make them adjustable.
I made all three pairs in the last two nights, so they are a quick and easy project if you have a last minute gift. With these I did simple circles and stacked them for embellishment, but they'd look great with flowers or nothing at all.
I'll be making lots more of these I'm sure.