27 Knitting Ideas for New Moms
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Mother's Day is coming up. For some, it's just another Mother's Day in a long line. For others, it's their first ever. Try some of these 27 Knitting Ideas for New Moms to celebrate this profoundly important holiday. Don't limit these knits to the big holidays. Being pregnant is a special and iconic time for all women who choose to have children, but there's only so long until that bundle of joy is dropped off by the stork. Take all the time you're spending resting and waiting for baby's arrival to try out some of these knitting ideas.
The problem with searching for knitting ideas for newborns is that baby knits often fall into a very broad category. All mommies out there know that there is a big difference between a week old, a month old, and a year old. We've made it easy on you, and collected a bunch of knitting ideas made specifically for newborns, or babies under three months old. From hats the can wear on their most sensitive spot until they get bigger and stronger, to blankies they can carry with them for the rest of their life, take these knitting ideas and create some special for your new treasure.
All you mommas with baby fever, check out our free eBook, Red Heart Patterns for Baby: 12 Easy Knitting Patterns for Little Ones for even more absolutely adorable baby knits.
27 Knitting Ideas for New Moms
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There is little cuter in this world than baby shoes, but they're all so expensive. Go the cheap DIY route and check out these kniting ideas for baby booties and other shoes. Soft enough for a newborn's skin and warm enough in this time of strange transition, these booties and shoes will be like wearing slippers all day long. That also means mommy won't be getting a kick from a hard, rubber sole during a diaper change or feeding time! These knitting ideas are just the thing for the new mom with a barefoot baby.
Did you know the newborn's body is made up of 300 to 350 parts, whereas humans only have 206 bones? That's because some of the cartilaginous parts of the baby fuse as they get older, including those in their heads. These knitting ideas for hats will do well to protect the soft newborn's head, and keep your little bundle of sunshine warm, especially if he or she is a winter baby. It's no secret that babies need some extra TLC, and while you can rough the cold without a hat, the same might not be said for your newborn. Use some of these knitting ideas to pick out just the perfect piece of headwear.
The knitting fun doesn't stop with newborns! Get ahead of the game and knit some of our 40 Free Baby Knitting Patterns to have your pride and joy set until he's toddling.
Let's face it: your baby has no concept of how cute he or she is dressed. Dolling up your baby is just for you, and to show off to your family and friends. That's completely okay! In fact, we have for you some knitting ideas to make your little cutie even cuter. Headbands especially are adorable knitting ideas that turn heads and make those other new mommies jealous. They're only going to be this little once, so you might as well take advantage of it and make your kid all of the teensy-tiny baby accessories you can manage.
- Her Royal Highness Scarf
- Infant Winter Headband
- Blooming Baby Headband
- Headband Flower
- Quick Baby Headband
- Orange Slice Bib
I don't know about you, but my earliest memories involve dragging my old, ratty baby blankie along with me wherever I went. Give your newborn a memory that will last them a lifetime with our newborn baby blanket knitting ideas. No matter what, your baby is going to end up with something soft to carry around with them until they're just a little too old to be doing so anymore, so you might as well give them something handmade and full of love. Our baby blanket patterns will wrap and warm babies too little to old to walk, and make the crib a place of solace for babies too colicky to nap.
- Rib Welt Baby Blanket
- Coziest Cables Blankie
- Dippity Dots Baby Blanket
- Strawberry Kisses Baby Blanket
- Baby Boy Chevron Blanket
- Baby Girl Chevron Blanket
- Spun Sugar Baby Blanket
For these cute baby patterns and more, take a look at our 301 Too Cute to Handle Baby Knitting Patterns!
Sometimes, there are complications during pregnancy, and sometimes, the baby just decides she wants to come a bit too early. Be prepared and take a look at our knitting ideas for premature babies. If the newest member of your family pops out a little too soon, you can whip up these simple patterns in no time flat to keep them cozy in this stressful time for both mom and baby. Make a hat or bunting from these knitting ideas that the child can keep forever to remind them that they have overcome hardship from the moment they were born, and they are a little fighter.
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