Baby knitting patterns are my favorite type of patterns as of late. Recently, while working with Lion Brand Vel-luxe yarn I decided to create something that is soft, luxurious, and perfect for babies. That’s when my head literally went into the clouds! The Silver Lining Bonnet comes from the inspiration of puffy clouds with a silver lining against a backdrop of velvety luxe yarn. Then you finish it off with a big pom and some cords with tassels to tie the bonnet! I am so happy with the way it looks, it is a sweet bonnet with a vintage style.
If you are looking for super easy beginner-friendly baby knitting patterns, you’ve come to the right place! I have video tutorials included along the way for how to make the puffy clouds and how to do the bind-off without having to seam! The pattern is for sizes newborn, 0 to 3 months, 3 to 6 months, 6 to 12 months, and 1 to 3 years! You can make the Silver Lining Bonnet for a boy or girl by switching up the colors! It would make for a great baby shower gift or as a newborn baby photo prop!
I am so grateful for all of my testers wonderful versions (see below). Most of all I love their color selections. From bright marigold to soft neutrals and everything in between! The best part is that you can make this pattern with any combination of colors! If you have some velvet yarn lying around along with some chunky yarn in white or another similar color, you can make this cute bonnet!
Newborn photography requires delicate pieces which take longer to make but look so cute! This project taught me to slow down and to have patience and trust the process. It’s a good project when you want to slow down. This free knitting pattern is for a newborn wrap that is knitted flat with bobbles along one side and a velvety texture along the top.
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For this project, I was able to collaborate with a talented photographer who’s also my friend. Anjum from Once Upon A Lens Photography has gone above and beyond in styling and capturing the detail of the wrap!
I learned how to knit in 2010, around the time my father passed away. When I think back, I realize that it was a big part of my healing process. I am so grateful I had my aunt there to teach me the basics. I found it so peaceful knitting row after row and somewhere in between I accepted that my dad was in a better place. At this point, knitting was for healing and I never thought I would become a mompreneur.
As time passed, I honed in on these skills by watching a LOT of YouTube videos! I also tried my hand at crochet. Although it requires just 1 hook, I found crochet to be more difficult. I took a break but never entirely gave up. When I came back to it, I got the hang of it and improved over time!
Mompreneur Life – My First Design
Fast forward a few years and I got awesome news: I was going to have Bubs! This meant I could finally make something for my own tiny baby! Being a Spring baby, he became my June Bug and I decided to make a bug-themed blanket for him. I designed the caterpillar applique because I didn’t like any of the designs online. When I was done, I loved how he turned out! I know there are a ton of mistakes which show up here. For instance, my circles were messy as I hadn’t perfected the magic circle technique. Also, I could have done a better job in sewing on the applique. Despite all that, I loved that I was able to take something that was in my mind and make it a reality. It was a one-of-a-kind caterpillar made for my June Bug to come!
This is when I knew I wanted to share my talent with the world beyond making gifts for my loved ones! It worked out perfectly because I wanted to stay home with Bubs for the first couple of years. I opened up my Etsy shop in October of 2017, just a few months after Bubs turned one!
Mompreneur Life – Growing with My Business
After almost a year of having my business and learning from the maker community, I decided it was time for a change. I wanted to focus exclusively on design. Read more here about why I chose children’s pieces as my design focus! With this shift in my business, I really wanted my story to show in a way that people would know my why as soon as they saw my logo. That’s where my Knit-A-Pillar and Hooker-Fly come in. The Knit-a-pillar represents the caterpillar applique which was my first design and the crochet hook butterfly adds to my focus on clothes and accessories for lil‘ bugs till they become butterflies!
Mompreneur Life – Noor’s Knit-a-Pillar
In honor of my blog launch, I created a free pattern for this little guy. You can find the free pattern below or head to my Ravelry store for the pdf. The PDF includes written instructions and a full video tutorial for how to make the caterpillar applique and how to sew it onto a finished project! You can access this pattern and video tutorial on Ravelry by clicking here! If you end up making it, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram and use the hashtag #noorsknitapillar and link back to my blog! I can’t wait to see which projects he’ll be cutely crawling into!
Noor’s Knit-A-Pillar Applique Pattern:
With Color A, make a magic circle and dc 12 into the circle, sl st into the top of the first ch 2. Pull tight and close the circle. Leave a 15 in. tail and cut. Repeat once. With Color B, make a magic circle and dc 12 into the circle, sl st into the top of the first ch 2. Pull tight and close the circle. Leave a 15 in. tail and cut. Repeat once.
Sew on the 4 circles to your finished knitted or crocheted piece by aligning them as shown in the pictures above.
With Color C, add the antennae, eyes, nose, mouth, and legs as shown in the photos above.
If you would like the inexpensive printable PDF with the full video tutorial, head to the pattern on Ravelry.
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