View Full Version : Newborn Romper

09-30-2007, 05:55 PM
Hi, I'm looking for a pattern for a newborn-sized romper/playsuit. I saw the cutest pattern in a book I have (Forever Favorites from Leisure Arts). It's a one piece outfit with footed legs, a few buttons on the front, and long sleeves. It would be a perfect daytime outfit for my expected January blessing. One problem! Directions are only given for 3-6 month size.

I have searched the internet and found quite a few patterns, but they're all for larger sizes as well. Does anyone know of a similar newborn pattern?

Or can anyone suggest a really good way to alter the pattern to fit a newborn instead? Would I need to just use smaller needles or would I have to complete recalulate all the numbers? (That's not going to happen! :roflhard:)

Thanks for any help.

09-30-2007, 06:42 PM
Being on the lazy size, I would try going down a yarn weight and seeing what the measurements come out based on your gauge with the new weight.

Jan in CA
09-30-2007, 10:50 PM
What about this one?
It looks like it's made in worsted based on the gauge. I would think if you made it in baby or fingering yarn it would be smaller, but I haven't done it.

Here's another one.
This one could made in a girly color if you wanted, too.
http://bundlesoflove.org/BabyBoyKnitRomper?PHPSESSID=95ff12754f5fd9a3fb4c04 d5de943ba0

You can also get books from the library if you find one you like.

10-01-2007, 10:09 AM
Thanks, ladies. I had considered going down a needle size or two to see what happens. The links have cute outfits, but I really need something with long legs and long sleeves...since it'll be cold when I'm using them. I hadn't thought about seeing what the library has, though, so thanks for the idea!

Jan in CA
10-01-2007, 12:29 PM
OH! I didn't realize you meant one of that type. My mind immediately thought "Onsie".

Maybe if you made this on something other than "YIKES!" colors it would be really cute. :teehee:

Here's another (striped one I think)

This one isn't free, but I had to share it because it's so darn cute!

10-01-2007, 02:24 PM
Jan, that last pattern for a romper is so cute, almost wish I was pregnant so I would have baby to make one for.

10-01-2007, 04:06 PM
Thanks for those other links, Jan. I had actually found the first two yesterday (and I think the "YIKES" colors are cute! :yay:) But again, the smallest size is 3 months instead of newborn. What do you think would happen if I went one to two needle sizes smaller? I hate to waste time knitting something that ends up not fitting, and I'm at a loss how best to adapt the patterns I'm finding.

And that third one you send is super cute! I think that might definitely be worth 4.50... :knitting: But it's still the wrong size! :eyes:

10-01-2007, 09:47 PM
In my family, baby clothing labeled 3-6 mos is newborn size. :roll:

10-01-2007, 10:06 PM
Hi, Teresa, I know what you mean about big babies. It seems more and more now newborns aren't very tiny.

I'm not falling into the new crowd though. My first was 7 pounds even, and my 2nd was 5lbs 12oz. We had a terrible time finding clothes that didn't swallow him. We bought several things labeled "preemie" and he still drowned in them!

Jan in CA
10-01-2007, 11:37 PM
I think going down a needle size would help, but make sure the fabric doesn't get too stiff.

I'd rather have them a little large and have to roll up the sleeves so a little bigger is better IMO. :shrug: