Knits for kids: gift ideas for tiny tots

Free knitting patterns for babies | Mollie Makes

There’s something impossibly adorable about knitting teeny-tiny versions of grown-up things. Take a sock, for instance. Yours is not cute (sorry). But shrink it to baby size and BOOM – all the feels. Plus, while adult knits are often a mammoth undertaking, you can whip up a baby beanie in less time than it takes to watch Paddington.

Whether you have your pint-sized recipient already in mind or just twitchy-knit fingers keen for a quick make, we got you. Below is our pick of the free online patterns so you can find your ideal project.

Wish they came in adult sizes? Find tips for scaling up a knitting pattern on stashforgood.com.

1. Baby diaper covers by Courtney Kelley

Baby diaper covers by Courtney Kelley | Mollie Makes

2. Crochet collar pattern by Crochet Latte

Crochet collar pattern by Crochet Latte | Mollie Makes

3. Crochet cat pullover by Stephanie Mason

Crochet cat pullover by Stephanie Mason | Mollie Makes

4. Sunburst granny square baby blanket by Akamatra

Sunburst granny square baby blanket by Akamatra | Mollie Makes

5. Garter stitch pixie hat by Purl Bee

Garter stitch pixie hat by Purl Bee | Mollie Makes

6. Knitted teddy bear by Maryla Ramanava

Knitted teddy bear by Domatoma | Mollie Makes

7. Crochet blanket by Sara Rivka

Crochet blanket by Sara Rivka | Mollie Makes

8. Knitted Miffy bunny toy by Knitter Bees

Knitted Miffy bunny toy by Knitter Bees | Mollie Makes

9. Fingerless gloves pattern for kids by Théa Rosenburg

Fingerless gloves pattern for kids by Théa Rosenburg | Mollie Makes

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