Is someone you know expecting? It seems like someone’s always having a baby. So what’s a beginner knitter supposed to do when she’s invited to yet another baby shower? I know sometimes it seems like all the patterns you see when you’re scrolling are way beyond your skills levels, but you may be surprised at all the easy baby knitting patterns we found for you today!
If you know the knit stitch and purl stitch, then you can totally make these amazingly easy baby knits! And don’t think that just because they’re easy they will all be boring and basic looking. I am so excited to share this awesome collection of easy baby knitting patterns with you. From baby clothes to hats to dresses to mitts to blankets to pants to socks and more, you are sure to find more than a few easy baby knitting patterns to fall in love with! Scroll down and see for yourself!
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1. Baby Hat with Top Knot
Choose your own knitting adventure with this adorable top knot hat. This design can be knit either flat or in the round – it’s up to you! I love easy baby knitting patterns like this one that are geared specifically towards beginners. The pattern uses stockinette and garter stitch.
Yarn: Paintbox Yarns Cotton (DK Weight #3)
2. Baby Socks
You can choose to work these cute little socks on double pointed needles, using the magic loop method or using 2 circular needles – whichever you are most comfortable with. This simple design might just be your first ever successful pair of socks!
Designer: Kate Atherley
Yarn: Koigu Painter’s Palette Premium Merino (KPPPM) (Fingering Weight #1)
3. Teeny-Tiny Knit Mitts
This simple design ticks all the boxes for a great and easy baby pattern. The pattern is manageable in size, simple in construction and practical for baby too. You’ll be working in the round and making an easy icord to connect the mitts together.
Designer: We Knit Together
Yarn: Woolen Boon Boon (DK Weight Yarn #3)
4. Halfpipe Hat
Y’all ever make something that came out way too small? Don’t worry, we all have! Generous ribbing is a neat trick to make your hats extra stretchy, plus it’s totally easy to do with just knit and purl stitches. Easy baby knitting patterns like this are definitely the way to go!
Designer: Heather Walpole
Yarn: Ewe Ewe Yarns Baa Baa (Bulky Weight #5)
5. Clean + Simple Baby Dress
Babies literally look cute in anything, so don’t feel like you have to make something really fancy and complicated. I love easy baby knitting patterns like this basic baby dress. The design is worked from the top down using the linen stitch for the bodice and the stockinette stitch for the skirt.
Designer: Purl Soho
Yarn: Purl Soho Cotton Pure (Sport Weight #3)
6. Tiny Pants
It doesn’t get much cuter than this! These tiny pants are like a cross between a diaper cover and a pair of shorts. I love the versatility of this design and also the simplicity! This is another one of those easy baby knitting patterns that only uses basic knitting stitches.
Designer: Tricksy Knitter
Yarn: Knit Picks City Tweed (DK Weight #3)
7. Calming Baby Knit Hat
Basic doesn’t have to be boring. This monochrome hat is simple yet effective. Easy baby knitting patterns that use worsted weight yarn are my go-to projects because they work up nice and quick. This design is worked from the bottom up and it features a folded brim.
Designer: Stacey Winklepleck
Yarn: Knit Picks Comfy (Worsted Weight #4)
8. Mustard Baby Romper
Sometimes it feels like stockinette steals the show. This marvelous mustard romper is here to prove that garter stitch can actually look really good! I love easy baby knitting patterns that have a photo-tutorial style like this one. Visual learners like me need lots of pictures!
Designer: Creativa Atelier
Yarn: Garnstudio DROPS Cotton Merino (DK Weight #3)
Legwarmies aren’t just a fabulous vintage statement piece. They’re also really practical – especially in the warmer months when it starts out cool in the morning and gets hot by the afternoon. This easy baby knitting pattern is worked in the round and it features a simple striped design.
Designer: Never Not Knitting
Yarn: Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino (Sport Weight #3)
10. I-Love-Stockinette Baby Bib
Classic cotton yarn and a sturdy and simple design are the perfect match for these basic bibs. I love easy baby knitting patterns that can be machine washed, because let’s face it – new moms just don’t have time to hand wash stuff! The design uses mostly stockinette stitch with a garter stitch edging and icord straps.
Designer: Potential of Yarn
Yarn: Lily Sugar’n Cream Solids & Denim (Worsted Weight #4)
11. Jolly Stocking Cap
Pick easy baby knitting patterns like this novelty stocking cap for super fun photoshoots. This design starts from the brim and works up. Working in the round with stockinette is so nice because you don’t have to do any purl stitches and you don’t have to worry about sewing any seams together!
Designer: Churchmouse Yarns and Teas
Yarn: Big Bad Wool weepaca (Worsted Weight #4)
12. Molly’s Blankie
Have you been intimidated by the thought of knitting a baby blanket? Don’t be! This baby blanket knitting pattern will show you that there really isn’t anything to be scared of. You can make this design with just knit and purl stitches.
Designer: Jennifer Knitifer
Yarn: Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece (Worsted Weight #4)
13. Super Simple Baby Tunic
This super simple baby tunic is pretty and practical. It can be worn by itself or layered over a shirt for extra warmth. Pants are optional! This design is worked flat from the bottom up using stockinette stitch. You should definitely add this to your easy baby knitting patterns repertoire!
Designer: Rebecca Gunn Designs
Yarn: Skeinz Naked Skeinz MW Wool (DK Weight #3)
14. Stay-Put Baby Mitts
As any mother can attest, babies can be very wiggly! Baby mitts help prevent the baby from scratching herself with her sharp little nails, but first they have to stay on. This design tackles that problem with a generously sized section of ribbing at the cuff, ties and a connecting cord.
Yarn: Artyarns Ultramerino 4 (Worsted Weight #4)
15. Little Miss Ribbons Hat
Don’t you just love easy baby knitting patterns that are also ridiculously adorable? I never thought about combining a headband with a hat, but it totally works here. You can master 3 easy knitting stitches with this pattern. The band is worked in moss stitch, while the hat is worked in stockinette stitch with a ribbed edging.
Designer: DROPS Design
Yarn: Garnstudio DROPS Baby Merino (Fingering Weight #1)
16. Cozy and Cute
Do you want to know one reason why I love easy baby knitting patterns so much? Because there’s so much room for customization! These plain pants worked in the round from the top-down are just begging for some cute embroidery or an applique.
Designer: DROPS Design
Yarn: Garnstudio DROPS Baby Merino (Sport Weight #3)
17. Musgo Baby Booties
Did you know that you can make easy baby knitting patterns like these adorable booties without working in the round? If circulars and DPNs aren’t your thing, check out this easy and adorable design that’s worked flat using garter-stitch. The pattern has a ton of pictures to help you out along the way!
Designer: Creativa Atelier
Yarn: Garnstudio DROPS Merino Extra Fine (DK Weight #3)
18. Scout Baby Headband
Baby headbands are addictively quick to make and they look amazing too. Easy baby knitting patterns like this are also perfect for last-minute gifting. This design is worked flat in a 1×1 rib pattern. The signature twist is achieved with a single row of cablework.
Designer: Allison Sanzon
Yarn: Quince & Co. Lark (Worsted Weight #4)
19. Simple Baby Pixie Hat
Add a whimsical touch to baby’s wardrobe with this adorable pixie hat. The design is worked from the bottom up using garter stitch for the band and stockinette stitch for the main part of the hat. Simple decorative decreases create an interesting finish at the top.
Designer: B.Hooked Knitting
Yarn: Patons North America Beehive Baby (Bulky Weight #5)
20. Buttoned Scarf
You can accessorize the new baby in the trendy hipster style with one of these darling triangle scarves. Popcorn stitches add pops of texture and the buttons make it so the scarf won’t fall off baby’s neck. Easy baby knitting patterns like this one are also great photo props!
Yarn: Garnstudio DROPS Alpaca (Sport Weight #3)
21. The Scrappy Gnome Hat
Gnomes are super popular right now and I especially love this gnome hat idea for Spring and Summer. I mean, just look how cute this baby is! The design is worked in the round from the bottom up using just knit stitches and decreases, and ending with a bit of icord.
Designer: Melody Lisa
Yarn: (Worsted Weight #4 and Bulky Weight #5 held doubled
22. Colin Vest
If you have been searching for easy baby knitting patterns for boys, then you know the struggle is real! This versatile vest is such a great find! The design is worked flat from the bottom-up using mostly stockinette stitch. You’ll love the simple construction and clear instructions.
Designer: Doris Chang
Yarn: madelinetosh Tosh (DK Weight #3)
23. Garter Stitch Earflap Hat
Easy baby knitting patterns like this earflap hat are perfect for awesome photoshoots that make for lasting memories. This design is worked in garter stitch in the round. The super long earflaps are fabulously extra and the giant pom pom on top is the icing on the cake!
Designer: Melody’s Makings
Yarn: (Bulky Weight #5)
24. Easy Baby Socks Two Needle
It’s work in progress pictures like this that built up my knitting confidence. When you can see the pattern clearly laid out like this, you can’t help but think – I can do this! This design is worked flat all in one-piece and features a stretchy ribbing section in the middle.
Designer: Prjaga Website
Yarn: Gazzal Baby Wool XL (Aran Weight #4)
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25. Kiwi Hat
Here’s a hat that you can work in the round without having to switch to DPNS. This design features a 2×2 rib edging, with a stockinette stitch middle, and very minimal shaping. Another win for the easy baby knitting patterns!
Designer: A Fresh Yarn
Yarn: Katia Merino Flamé (Aran Weight #4)
Bonus!! More Easy and Free Baby Knitting Patterns from Love.Life.Yarn
Striped Baby Pants
This free baby knitting pattern is as easy to knit as it is cute! These can be made in as many colors as you like – even a solid color! Knit flat on straight needles and seamed.
Yarn: Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice (Worsted Weight Yarn #4)
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Basic Baby Hat
This hat is super quick to whip up with bulky yarn and circular knitting needles. I used the magic loop technique for this project and fell in love with it!
Yarn: Lion Brand Color Made Easy (Bulky Weight #5)
Yay for easy baby knitting patterns! Which free knitting patterns were your favorites? Have you tried any other easy baby knitting patterns that you’d like to share with our awesome readers? Let’s chat in the comments below!
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