baby hoodie

September 23, 2013

I love to knit for babies.  Their little body type is so darn perfect for a knitted something:  those tiny shoulders with round tummies and big noggins with drooly smiles, yep, perfect body type.  Here is one fantastic little double breasted pea coat designed for babies and toddlers.  The sweater is top down, knit in one piece.  Latte is a great pattern that I would use again in a heartbeat.  I thought it would be cute with red buttons or white buttons, but I went traditional and used these neutral buttons and am very happy with the look.  The pattern has optional hood and pocket directions.  I might add the pockets, but there was no question I was making this into a hoodie.  I adore babies in hoodies.  My only mod was to use garter stitch for the placket instead of the woven stitch.  For baby and children's knits I exclusively use machine washable wool or cotton.  Cascade 128 Superwash is a bulky weight machine washable wool and IMO one of the finest machine washable wool yarns available.  It is super squishy soft and the stitches line up beautifully creating a gorgeous and even fabric.  If you feel your tension is less than perfect, I think this may be the yarn for you.

I'd like to know what your favorite yarns are for baby knits.  Also, do you have a favorite go-to baby pattern?  Please tell!

Latte Baby Coat by Lisa Chemery
Cascade 128 Superwash, 100% Merino Wool at Jimmy Beans
My Ravelry link for more details
Linked to Anything Blue Friday

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  1. Hi Lisa,
    Oh don't get me started on babies....they're too cute!!! Lovely little everythings about them. I do have a favourite go to pattern that I've made several times now. A top down easy as pattern.
    Cheers, Anita.

  2. This is so adorable!!! I'm putting this one in my library for when the occasion arises ~ I typically knit toys for babies.

  3. Bardzo ładny , taki słodki. Pozdrawiam.

  4. That is so cute. Your knitting is so perfect it gives me something to shoot for. Thanks for the yarn recommendation. I don't have any favorite baby things (yet) but did make a couple of Owlies for my nieces. Right now they (the owlies) are tucked into a little corner of my dining room windowsill and it is fun to come upon them unexpectedly. I will miss them when they go to their proper home. Chloe

  5. That is so cute. Not what I usually think of as a hoodie these days.


  6. When I said Owlies, I meant Owl Puffs. Big difference!


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