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!
1. Autumn Leaves Baby Sweater by Nikki at What to Knit When You're ExpectingThis 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 MomsThis 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 RavelryThis 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.
4. Big Wool Little Hat by Sarah ShepherdI 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.
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!
8. Kanoko Pants by Yumiko Sakurai
I adore this pattern! I recently finished up a pair for BabyE. It's one of those rare baby knits that actually fits well even over a cloth diaper. I made them a little long, so hopefully they'll fit for this fall. They are so cozy that I'm actually looking forward to seeing the leaves changing.
9. Rhino Romper by Rhino Knits on RavelryI love this little short sleeved creeper outfit for summer! The variegated yarn trimmed with bright colors is so perfect for babies. The Rhino Romper knitting pattern is available for download on Ravlery.
10. Sheldon at knittyI've made two of these darling Sheldon turtles. This knit toy is especially cute because the shell is separate from the body, so tots can play dress up by taking the shell on and off. You can find the free pattern here.
11. Drops Socks in Fabel
Tell me I'm not the only one who's done this. I knitted one of these little socks, but never made it a pair! Maybe someday. This free knitting pattern for baby socks is available in newborn through child. Drops even has an adult version of this great sock pattern!
12. Free N Easy Baby Blanket at GrowingSlower
You know that baby blanket that shows up in all my monthly Letters to Littles posts (and on the very top photo on this page)? I wrote the pattern down for you, and it's available for free here at GrowingSlower.
Please leave a comment and tell me which pattern you're going to make!
This post is linked up with Simple Lives Thursday, Seasonal Celebration, Frugally Sustainable, Foy Update, Finding Beauty, and Your Green Resource, Natural Parents Network.