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Simply_Renee
08-21-2009, 07:39 PM
I have baby showers coming up in October and need to step to it. What do you like to knit for babies as shower gifts? (boy, girl and unisex- since one of them isn't finding out!)

yarncharmer
08-21-2009, 10:24 PM
I just finished up the bunny blanket buddy found here:
http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/50722.html?r=1

but I used cotton yarn so it is just about 9" tall -- more of a toy size than blanket size.

I also just made a baby hat using this preemie pattern:
http://carissaknits.blogspot.com/2007/07/preemie-hats-for-charity.html

but I made a little bigger by using a bigger needle and I added one row of ribbing and one row of plain knit to make it a little taller, since the baby I made it for wasn't preemie-sized.

Both of these were fast and fun projects.

I hope you get some good suggestions!

Mirl56
08-22-2009, 08:20 AM
I'lve made the bunny buddy many times. Use any yarn and appropriate needle size.

I've also made these:
http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEfall08/PATTopart.html
http://www.knitlist.com/97gift/babyhat.htm
http://thecompletefabrication.blogspot.com/2007/11/seamless-baby-kimono.html

yarncharmer
08-22-2009, 10:54 AM
Wow, I love that OpArt Blanket, Marilyn!! I've never seen it before! Did it take long to make?

SBG
08-22-2009, 10:59 AM
I make matching hat, socks, and mitts. I like these mits because you can keep them from flying off their hands:

http://kyra.typepad.com/knitmeister/2005/01/

I use this sock pattern:

http://www.valleycafe.com/knitting/sock-pattern.html

There are tons of baby hats out there.

Mirl56
08-22-2009, 11:08 AM
Wow, I love that OpArt Blanket, Marilyn!! I've never seen it before! Did it take long to make?

It seemed like it took forever! but in reality not really. I made it in a bright yellow and purple. You start in the center and work out, by the last few color bands, it felt like I was knitting forever and a day before getting to the next color change.

mks22300
08-22-2009, 08:18 PM
I make baby washcloths using Bernat Cotton Tots. I just find cute washcloth patterns and go from there. I put all the washclothes together in a nice basket that has baby wash, powder, diaper rash cream, etc. :)

vaknitter
08-23-2009, 04:07 AM
I too am a big fan of the Lion Brand bunny buddy. I make mine from Caron SS or Berocco Comfort. Whatever I make, I always attach a note stating that it is washable/dryable. Babies sure can make messes and I am always afraid people will think b/c it is hand knit they cannot wash it.

If I know the person really well and know they will appreciate it - I make a stroller blanket as well.

WandaT
08-23-2009, 09:01 AM
I also love the little cupcake hat (http://rsveverka.com/chileconyarne/2008/12/cupcake-hat/). You can change it up so many ways. If you're on Ravelry, check out all the variations.

mathwizard
08-23-2009, 11:52 AM
I haven't knitted one yet. All my baby shower items have been crocheted. Faster to do and I think are very nice. I do plan on doing some knitted for my future grandchild box as I have the time and it isn't like I need it next week!

lissaplus2
08-23-2009, 09:33 PM
I have made a pair of these for every baby i know or know is comming...i even have a few on "standby" lol I love them because they are quick and they dont come off babys feet.
http://www.fuzzygalore.biz/patterns/cbbooties.shtml

LOVE the lb blanket buddy!!!!!

Why not the 5 hour sweater? that was the first sweater i ever made. (its all downhill from there lol) btw: if you can get it done in 5 hours?? :woot:

I also like the baby sleep sacs...they are a really long dress with drawstring at the bottom. Moms love them, easy access come diaper changing time. "Pipsquek Knits" has a pattern i have done.

good luck!!
Melissa

Fiestaknitter
08-24-2009, 04:16 PM
This is by far my favorite. So easy to whip up...I can usually get it done during two nights of TV.

http://d-made.com/knitting/patterns/Quickie_Baby_Sweater.pdf

Irishmam
08-25-2009, 12:29 PM
I am currently working on my 1st ever baby gift for my SIL, Debbie Bliss's Garter Stitch blanket from her Baby Knits for Beginners book

http://www.thewoolshack.com/debbie_bliss.htm?action=display&PatternID=1970&BackText=Baby%20Knits%20for%20Beginners

Irishmam

sorifes
08-25-2009, 12:42 PM
I've done a couple of baby things because I discovered I like knitting for babies lol.

I've made the booties and the mitts from this
http://www.bevscountrycottage.com/bevs-baby-set1.html
I made this
http://spinningsandy.blogspot.com/2006/03/baby-bonnet-and-blanket-feather-and.html
and this
http://spinningsandy.blogspot.com/2006/03/baby-bonnet-and-blanket-feather-and.html
but somehow my sweater turned into a kimono because I lost count somehwere....it was okay though didn't look that bad and the only one that knew that messed it up was me and you guys lol.

I'm gonna make more baby stuff for someone that wants a mystery baby and I'm thinkin about making the bunny buddy

Irishmam
08-27-2009, 06:20 AM
Sorry - have to ask - what is a mystery baby????

Irishmam

Mirl56
08-27-2009, 06:23 AM
mystery baby - I'm guessing it when the parents have decided not to find out the sex of the baby before s/he's born.

jpenguin
08-30-2009, 02:22 PM
I have also make the Lion Brand Bunny Buddy for over a dozen or more babies. I use the Red Heart Clouds for this pattern. Turns out really nice since it only takes 1 skein for solid color & 1.5 skein for the varigated colors. I also crochet up a quick blanket as part of my gifts.