After viewing a few YouTube videos on crocheting mittens and several times ripping out what I had completed, I managed to make 2 mittens of relatively the same size and then crocheted a scarf and attached it to the cuffs of each mitten. I gave her the mitten scarf on Boxing day - it was a big hit.
I am currently working on my 2nd set for a friend. Maybe one day I'll even write down the pattern :)
She didn't want her face in the photos :)