One of our close friend just had a baby, so I decide it would be a great time to pull out all my baby patterns and make a baby care package. So I knitted for a long time and put together a little care package, it has all the essentials, hats, booties, a blanket, a jacket, and even little fingerless gloves.
I tried to make everything in as many sizes as the patterns allowed for. Especially since I didn’t know what size the baby was gonna be. Except for the Jacket because there was only one size and the jacked up jacket is a story for another day anyway.
The first thing I worked on was the baby blanket I made it with size 13 needles, in stockinette stitch so that could personalize it a bit. So I worked on it and duplicated the stitches to embroider the baby’s name. I also made the blanket red and gold since my friend was a Harry Potter fan and even named the baby after one of the characters.
The rest of the package were cute essentials like baby booties and cute little hats. The baby booties were super fun to make and only took me like two hours. They were knitted flat and just seemed up the back. There is a sections of the pattern where you move back and forth, turning in the middle of the row to make the part that covers the top of the foot. It took a few tries to get it right but it came out super cute.
I also made matching fingerless gloves, when they were finished they were so small I was certain it was too small for a baby but hey if it fits, it fits. They were also pretty easy to make and so cute. The baby hats were made much the same way, knitted flat and seamed up the back. It also was a really great decreasing practice.
Making the whole package was so much fun and a real learning experience. I was working on it so much though that every time my little step sister Ashlee saw me she would stare at it really hard and then ask me “for the baby right, not me?”
So maybe my next project will be making Ashlee some fingerless gloves but for now it’s back to knitting, so see ya soon!
Elena Jacobson is a full-time student with a busy schedule, but in her free time, she is knitting, post-crossing, reading, writing to pen-pals, and she has volunteered to help train dogs in obedience.