I‘ve been scouring the web for the cutest baby patterns and I’ve put together a list of my 12 favorites. The fantastic thing is that they are each available for free online! See links below to take you directly to the free patterns. Be sure to follow my Free Knitting Patterns for Babies board on Pinterest as I’m adding new patterns all the time.
12 Free Baby Knitting Patterns
1. Autumn Leaves Baby Sweater by Nikki at What to Knit When You’re Expecting
It’s hard to believe that in a few short days it will be September. Already the mornings are feeling crisp. With the arrival of autumn I’m starting to get in the mood to cozy up with some new knitting projects. Of course, I have the cutest little model to knit for this year. Baby knits are perfect for the busy mom because they’re small and quick. I might have a hope of actually getting some done before spring!
This is such a sweet knit cardigan for baby girls! The free knitting pattern is available for sizes 6 months through 12 months and uses DK or worsted weight depending on the size.
2. Skater Baby Brim Hat by Emily at Colorado Moms
This will definitely be at the top of my list for fall knits for baby. The free pattern has great pictures to show you how to create the brim part of the hat. (Image used with permission from Colorado Moms.)
3. Garter Stitch Baby Kimono by Joji on Ravelry
This darling short sleeved kimono crosses in front and is secured by two buttons. It uses fingering weight yarn on small needles and is available for sizes newborn through six months. This free knitting pattern looks surprisingly simple as the front and back are knit all in one piece.
I made this ear flap hat for BabyE around Thanksgiving time last year. It kept his head and little ears warm all winter long. The chunky yarn made it a really quick knit. You can download the free knitting pattern from Sarah’s website. Be sure to check my pattern notes before diving into this one. 5. Aviatrix Baby Hat by Justine Turner at Just JussiThis is a darling little helmet hat with chin strap in sizes Newborn through Child. The pattern is available to download from ravelry.
6. Verde Verde Sweater Vest at Skemommle and Skedaddle
For girls you have frills and bows and flowers galore. For the moms of boys though, the cuteness factor is always so hard to come by. I was thrilled when I found this adorable pattern for a little boy vest. The pattern is written for size 2T only but could be adapted by an experienced knitter. The free knitting pattern is available for download from Skemommle. (Image used with permission from Skemommle.)
7. Knitted Drops Jumpsuit in Eskimo by Drops
I had my eye on this darling jumpsuit pattern from Drops long before I was even pregnant. I also love this modification by anakbabiilang on Ravelry to add a hood. I’m a little ashamed to say I actually have this jumpsuit almost completely knitted. Almost. I just need to finish the sleeves. Unfortunately, it will have to be for another baby as BabyE has long outgrown the 6-9 month size I started knitting. Available in sizes newborn through child, the chunky yarn makes it a quick knit. Though not quick enough for me apparently!
Which pattern would you love to make for the little one in your life?