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the baby knits

baby knits

(his first clothes, ready and waiting)

baby knits (hats)

Saturday night Jonny and I were pulling together the last of what we need to be ready for the birth when I realized that somehow we don’t have any basic newborn caps.  I did the obvious thing:  grabbed some undyed superwash wool, and cast on for what I hope is a small enough stockinette hat.  On Sunday, I knitted a little ribbed hat by modifying one of Stephanie McPhee’s patterns, because I know that the stretchy ribbing will give a good snug fit.  Ravelry notes for both hats are here.

baby knits

I’ve been asked several times for my favorite baby knits.  You know what?  This is my first time seriously knitting for a newborn.  Beatrix was born in November, so she could have used handknits, but I was still mostly knitting very simple stockinette hats at that point.  Silas was born in May, and didn’t really need anything until the following fall.  For this baby, I’ve tried to focus on knitting things that will be truly useful.  And because a couple of you asked if I would create a list of all my newborn knits in one place, I’ll include a list of links at the end of this post to all of my baby knits on Ravelry.  You can also find everything on my blog by looking under my finished knits category.  There are little thumbnail images there to make it easy to navigate.

*The Kumfy™ Schlüttli baby gown* I’ve knit this one twice.  My notes are here and here.

*Puerperium Cardigan*  My notes here.

*Bring it on Baby Blanket*  My notes here.

*Small Things Romper*  My notes here.

*Balloon Baby Pants*  My notes here.

*Baby Vertebrae*  My notes here.

*Lil’ Midi Bean*  My notes here.

*Perfect fit Newborn Socks*  My notes here and here.

*Milo vest*  My notes here.

*Pilot cap*  My notes here.

*Lorne’s hat*  This is an adult pattern that I modified because I like Stephanie’s decreases.  My notes here.

*Simple Newborn Hat with a Touch of Lace*  This is my pattern (with the too long name)  I didn’t actually knit the lace for my baby boy, but did follow the decreases for the simple stockinette cap.  My notes here.


Okay, baby.  We’re ready.  Seriously.  Preferably before Halloween, but not on it.  Please?