Oh Deer Baby Blanket


The Oh Deer Baby Blanket is as cute as can be. This free knitting pattern would make the perfect baby shower gift for a mom-to-be. The pink and brown work together to create the ideal knitted blanket for baby. Before you know it, you will have an adorable way to keep your little one nice and cozy. Imagine how cute your baby will look wearing the little deer hat on her head. This is a great knitting pattern, because your baby's head and body will be protected at the same time. There's no need to knit two separate pieces, because this is an all-in-one piece your little bundle of joy will enjoy time and time again.


Knitting Needle Size10.5 or 6.5 mm, 11 or 8 mm, Circular Knitting Needles

Yarn Weight(6) Super Bulky/Super Chunky (4-11 stitches for 4 inches)

Gauge7½ sts and 16 rows = 4" [10 cm] with larger needles in Garter St.

8 sts and 13 rows = 4" [10 cm] with larger needles in stocking st.

Finished SizeApprox 50" x 30" [127 x 76 cm], excluding hood.

Materials List

  • Bernat® Baby Blanket™ (3.5 oz/100 g; 72 yds/65m) - Contrast A Sand Baby (03010) 6 balls or 432 yds/390 m, Contrast B Baby Pink (03200) 1 ball or 72 yds/65 m
  • Size U.S. 10½ (6.5 mm) knitting needles
  • Size U.S. 11 (8 mm) circular knitting needle 40" [101.5 cm] long or size needed to obtain gauge
  • St holder
  • 5 yds [4.5 m] of Bernat® Baby Blanket™ Vanilla (03008) for embroidery


With larger circular needle and B, cast on 84 sts. Do not join. Working back and forth across needle in rows, proceed as follows:
Knit 9 rows (garter st), noting 1st row is RS.
Next row: (WS). K6. *Kfb. K13. Rep from * to 8 sts. Kfb. K7. 90 sts.
Break B.
With A and beg with a knit row, work in stocking st until Blanket from beg measures approx 27½" [70 cm], ending on a RS row.
Next row: (WS). K6. *K2tog. K13. Rep from * to last 9 sts. K2tog. K7. 84 sts. Break A.
With B, knit 9 rows (garter st).
Next row: (WS). Cast off 29 sts. K26 and place on st holder for Hood. Cast off 29 sts.


Slip 26 sts from st holder onto working needle.
1st row: (RS). K10. Kfb. K4. Kfb. K10. 28 sts.
2nd and alt rows: K5. Purl to last 5 sts. K5.
3rd row: K10. Kfb. K6. Kfb. K10. 30 sts.
5th row: K10. Kfb. K8. Kfb. K10. 32 sts.
7th row: K10. Kfb. K10. Kfb. K10. 34 sts.
9th row: K10. Kfb. K12. Kfb. K10. 36 sts.
10th row: K5. Purl to last 5 sts. K5.
11th row: Knit.
Rep last 2 rows until Hood measures approx 7" [18 cm], ending on a WS row.
Dec as follows:
1st row: (RS). K10. K2tog. K12. K2tog. K10. 34 sts.
2nd and alt rows: K5. Purl to last 5 sts. K5.
3rd row: K10. K2tog. K10. K2tog. K10. 32 sts.
5th row: K10. K2tog. K8. K2tog. K10. 30 sts.
7th row: K10. K2tog. K6. K2tog. K10. 28 sts.
9th row: K10. K2tog. K4. K2tog. K10. 26 sts.
11th row: K10. K2tog. K2. K2tog. K10. 24 sts.
12th row: K5. Purl to last 5 sts. K5.
Do not cast off.
Fold last row of Hood in half. Graft 2 sets of 12 sts tog.

Side Borders

With RS facing, larger circular needle and B, pick up and knit 56 sts evenly across left side of Blanket.
Knit 9 rows (garter st). Cast off. Rep for right side of Blanket.


Outer Ear (make 2).
With smaller needles and A, cast on 5 sts.
1st row: (RS). Knit.
2nd and alt rows: Purl.
3rd row: K1. M1. K3. M1. K1. 7 sts.
5th row: K1. M1. K5. M1. K1. 9 sts.
7th and 9th rows: Knit.
11th row: K1. ssk. K3. K2tog. K1. 7 sts.
13th row: K1. ssk. K1. K2tog. K1. 5 sts.
15th row: K1. K3tog. K1. 3 sts.
16th row: P3tog.

Outer Ear (make 2)

With smaller needles and B, make as given for Outer Ear.
Sew Inner Ear to Outer Ear with WS facing each other. Sew Ears to top of Hood as seen in picture.


With Vanilla yarn, embroider spots on hood using duplicate st as shown in picture.


Slip next 2 stitches knitwise one at a time. Pass them back onto left-hand needle, then knit through back loops together
Knit next 2(3) stitches together
Increase 1 stitch by knitting into front and back of next stitch
Make 1 stitch by picking up horizontal loop lying before next stitch and knitting into back of loop
Purl next 3 stitches together

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This is as sweet as can be. We have a friend now who isn't finding the sex of the baby and this would be a perfect unisex gift. Better yet they're decorating the nursery in a camping theme. Thanks for the pattern!

This is adorable. I can imagine knitting it with red or green accents to make it a perfect Christmas reindeer blanket for some lucky baby.

Visions of my new granddaughter wearing a lovely, soft, pink version of this is dancing in my head - and I finally know just what to use those soft as clouds pink skeins for. Thank you for sharing.

I can't wait to give this to my new niece!


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