The baby knit kit

The baby knit kit

The last week my knitting was all baby knits. A friend of mine is expecting and it’s her first baby so she will need some baby knits, right?

It started so harmless with the Wills sweater from Rowan Classic Babies, Book 4. I knitted this exact same sweater for my boy when he was 6 months or so and I loved the construction of the yoke and wanted to make this again.


Then I looked for a hat pattern and found the Garter Ear Flap Hat by the Purl Bee. It’s such a clever and easy design because the ear flaps are not attached afterwards, but knitted on the go with shortrows. I like earflap hats for babies because on tiny heads, hats tend to slip over the forehead too much when you want to cover the ears.


Then I got lost on the Purl Bee website and made the infant mittens and the baby moccasins, too. I’m still in love with the elfin hats, but did not get around making them yet.

Together with the baby quilt I made them for their wedding, I think that’s a good start for handmade baby stuff. Tiny things like these are done so fast, it’s a joy to knit them after huge projects like two adult sweaters in a row. Even the garments for my kids take so long now, because the grow much too fast. It’s not that I don’t enjoy knitting for them, too, but it’s wonderful to knit up tiny baby things in 2 hours, sometimes.



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  1. Patricia Correia: August 20, 2015 at 5:41 pm

    Is the elfin hat in picture above without ear flaps ? I would like a pattern without ear flaps!

  2. These are lovely baby knits you have created. I love the yoke of the baby sweater. I’m sure your friend will cherish such beautiful handmade gifts.

  3. Awww so many adorable knits 🙂 I like the hat design, very clever

  4. This is fantastic! Well done! love the little mitts. 🙂

  5. You got rather excited 😉 There’s something very satisfactory about knitting baby clothes 🙂 They’re all lovely!

  6. Absolutely gorgeous! That is one lucky baby! I found that hat pattern on Rav yesterday and will start it as soon as I find something in my stash to use. I like the construction of it too.

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