Knitted baby headband Guide

A guide with selected knitted baby headband patterns. Baby headbands are quite easy and quick to knit up. It is basically a narrow strip connected at both ends to form a ring to fit the baby’s head. There are various ways to construct a narrow strip. Knit it flat or knit in the round. Variations and themes are achieved with the choice of yarn, yarn colours, and the types of embellishments. I selected the following patterns because of their varied constructions. 1. Scout Baby Headband This little headband looks like…

I Love Stockinette Baby Bib

Baby Bib Knitting Patterns Guide

A guide to free baby bib knitting patterns.  Baby bibs are quicker to knit than baby blankets or baby cardigans. So if you are short of time to knit a baby gift, consider a set of baby bibs. Yarns used to knit bibs should be super washable. Cotton, hemp, and acrylic are best. There are many patterns on the Internet. I like those with interesting constructions so this list will consist mostly of those. 🙂 1. I Love Stockinette Baby Bib This pattern assumes you know how to cast on,…

Adaptation soaker

Guide to Knit Diaper Cover Pattern Ideas

Selected knit diaper cover pattern ideas that I want to try. Using cloth diapers on your precious babies? Then the following knitted diaper covers or wool soakers should interest you. www.thinking-about-cloth-diapers.com has written a comprehensive article on different types of diaper covers and has a section on wool diaper cover also known as wool soakers. The benefits of a wool diaper cover are absorbency, breathable and anti-bacterial. It is not only good for winter but summer as well because it helps regulate body temperature. 1. Marianna’s Hideaway Nappy Cover Marianna…

Cristina Blu Jeans

Free Knitting Patterns For Babies I Want To Knit

A list of free knitting patterns for babies compiled for my quick reference so that I can knit a baby shower gift quickly. Knitting for babies celebrates how special and precious they are. I still remember how excited I was when I was knitting a pair of booties and a wrap cardigan for my new-born nephew. Actually I was even more excited when I was giving the hand knitted gifts away. Unfortunately, the booties and cardigan are too small for him. I learnt the importance of swatching that day. :…

Opera Baby Cardigan

Knitting Patterns for Baby Sweaters Guide

A guide to selected knitting patterns for baby sweaters. Raglan Sweaters Raglan is a technique to knit sweaters from the collar down. It is a very popular technique for knitting baby sweaters. There is very little seaming, another reason to like this technique. 1. Billie Baby Jacket Marianna offers this raglan cardigan pattern in 3 different sizes. Raglan is a great technique for knitting baby sweaters. If you haven’t tried it, this would be a good project to start. The little ribbing in the middle of the sweater makes it looks…

baby mary jane

How to Knit Baby Booties Guide

Guide on how to knit baby booties. Baby booties come in all sorts of shapes. Some resemble socks or stocking, others resemble adult footwear and then there are the cutie ones. Babies kick a lot and booties should be shaped well to stay on their tiny feet even when they flay around. Here are some of my picks starting with the cute ones. 1. Jeni’s Baby Duck Feet Jeni suddenly realised that babies do not walk in their socks, so she designed a pair of duck feet that is totally…

Purlsoho infant mittens

Baby mittens knitting pattern ideas Guide

Guide to cool baby mittens knitting pattern ideas. Baby mittens and adult mittens differ in one area. Adult mittens have a separation for the thumb while baby mittens do not. So if you haven’t learn how to do thumbs or fingers, start with baby mittens first. Besides, they are great yarn busters. If you know how to do magic loop, try knitting both mittens at the same time using 2 long circular needles. Knitting them in tandem seems to make them knit faster. 🙂 1. Infant mittens Purlsoho always offer…

Pandamonium beanie

Guide to Baby Hat Knitting Pattern Ideas

Selected baby hat knitting pattern ideas, the best from the Internet.  A baby hat or beanie is an easy and quick knit. What makes them fun is the various cute themes they are designed in. Most of them are knitted in the round but they can also be knitted flat and then seamed. My picks will start with basic shapes and borders before moving on to those cute designs inspired by all sort of things around us. Basic Shape 1. Mama’s Basic Baby Hat Knit Pattern If you are new…

Honey Bun Brioche Blanket

Baby Blanket Knitting Patterns I Want To Try

Baby blanket knitting patterns that I personally would like to knit…if I get the time. A knitted baby blanket can be as simple as a knitted rectangle or as complicated as a baby cocoon or sleep sack. The main objective of the blanket is to keep our precious warm and safe. It should be knitted loosely so that it gives fabulous drape. Popular and common yarn materials are the soft and squishy ones. You can either go for the cute factor by using bright cheery colours or all elegant and…

Dreamy Mitts

Fingerless Gloves Knitting Pattern Ideas You Should Try

Compilation of fingerless gloves knitting pattern ideas covering a whole range of construction techniques, with and without thumb gussets. My secret reason for doing fingerless gloves or mitts is because I do not know how to knit up the fingers neatly. I always end up with gaping holes in between the fingers. So, before I learn how to pick up stitches properly and neatly, I shall be contented with making fingerless gloves. Fingerless gloves can be knitted up flat or in the round.  The thumb gusset can take different forms…

knitted heart

Free toy knitting patterns I want to try

A list of free toy knitting patterns for monsters, shapes, alphabet, food, plants, sports and vehicles that I have compiled. It is amazing how many knitted toys are animals and teddy bears. But there are so many other knitted toy ideas that I have come across. Since I already have separate lists for toy animals and teddy bears, I decided to create a page dedicated to only toy patterns that are not toy animals, teddy bears or dolls. Why Knit Toys Toys are usually knitted for kids or for those young at hear….

knitted owl

Free Toy Animal Knitting Patterns Compiled

Free toy animal knitting patterns that I compiled while surfing the Internet. I tried to cover a number of animals including domestic and wild animals. Why Knit Toy Animals Knitted toy animals make great gifts especially for non-knitters than socks, sweaters or scarves. You don’t have to worry about their sizes and their fashion preferences. And all kids love toy animals. The smaller-sized toy animals are great yarn busters as they often need only 50 yards or less. They are also quicker to finish. Knitted toys usually feature various types…

Free knitting patterns for dolls I want to knit

A list of free knitting patterns for dolls compiled for my reference.  Move aside Barbie! Here comes hand knitted dolls that are just as fun and lovely. 1. Paton’s Rose Fairy Doll Get the pattern for the rose fairy doll This is such a lovely doll pattern. Perfect for a girly girl whatever her age. 2. Jennie’s Sally the Eco Fairy Get the pattern for Sally the Eco Fairy Sally is such a lovely doll with a very stylish knitted hair. It is not for a beginner although the instructions…

Free Teddy Bear Knitting Pattern Ideas I Want To Try

This is a list of teddy bear knitting pattern ideas that I compiled. I like quirky construction and especially those that can be knitted in one piece although I did include a few patterns that have quite a few pieces to sew up just because they are too cute to omit. Why Knit Teddy Bears? Knitted teddy bears make great gifts especially for non-knitters. Unlike with socks, sweaters and even scarves, you don’t have to worry about their sizes and the recipients’ fashion preferences. Besides, all kids love teddy bears….

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