Baby patterns

Easy knits for babies

New arrival on the way? These quick and simple knits make perfect gifts!

6th February 2016

Babies are such fun to knit for, and as they're so tiny you're sure to be able to make something sweet if you have a spare ball of yarn or two in your stash.

These easy projects only use simple stitches and minimal shaping, so they're perfect for beginner knitters who want to welcome a new baby with a handmade gift.


This garter ear flap hat by Purl Soho is worked in the round, but don't let that put you off – it's a super simple knit that you'll go back to again and again!

And speaking of Purl Soho, this colour block blanket is pretty cute too...

colour block
Every baby needs a cosy sleeping bag to snuggle up in, and this one by Bergere is easy as can be...

sleeping bag

Bootees are so quick to make, and make the sweetest gift for a newwborn, wrapped up in tissue paper. These ones by Gina Michele are the easiest we've ever seen!


This little cardi by Taiga Hilliard can be whipped up in a weekend... too adorable!


Every baby needs a cuddly companion, and Porridge Bear by Susie Johns from Cute and Easy Baby Knits is as huggable as can be! Buy it here.


Don't forget to share your baby knits with us – we'd love to see your snaps! Send them to us on our Facebook page and you might just end up in the mag!