Winter Babies Need These 5 Quick Knitted Gifts

I’ve got a lot of winter babies in my life. Mind you, most of them are fully grown, but it just goes to show that it’s a popular time for birthdays! If you know one of these winter-birthday babies (or, for that matter, a winter mommy-to-be) but haven’t already started knitting a gift for them, you might be thinking it’s too late to start.

Never fear! 3 Skeins or Less: Modern Baby Knits is here to save the day!

This handy, little pattern collection is great for those last-minute baby gifts you definitely didn’t forget about. (Don’t worry, I won’t tell!) Inside, you’ll find more than 20 knitting patterns for plush blankets, durable rompers, cozy accessories, and super-soft lovies. And did I mention that they all require three or fewer skeins of yarn to knit? Score one for stash busting! So, if your needles are ready and you’ve got babies on your brain, take a look at these five quick, cute winter-baby knits!

Polka-Dot Pocket Pullover

Worked from the top down and with some brief short-row shaping around the neck, this pullover offers a comfortable fit for the tyke on the move. Plus, the adorable polka-dot kangaroo pouch is perfect for taking treasures to go.

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© Joe Hancock for F+W Media, Inc.

Wee Ones Fair Isle Hats

Even the grayest of winter days deserve a pop of color! These riotously cheerful hats will satisfy your inner Fair Isle geek without taking forever to finish.

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© Joe Hancock for F+W Media, Inc.

Rainbow Bonnet and Mitten Set

Hat and mitten sets are a must-have for any winter baby living in a colder climate. Knit up this darling set in any color you choose for a gift that both baby and parents will appreciate!

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© Joe Hancock for F+W Media, Inc.

Camaro Pullover

This fun raglan pullover is as fun to knit as it is to wear. The trendy color-block design is knitted from the neck down in pieces and then sewn together, making it the perfect winter-baby gift for the newbie knitter to tackle.

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© Joe Hancock for F+W Media, Inc.

Bunny

This wildly popular pattern from Melissa Schaschwary, designer and author of Plum Dandi Knits, is just too darn cute to pass up. Knit up using two skeins of Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Baby yarn (affiliate link). The garment is both quick and thoughtful for any winter baby. Bonus points if you find a copy of The Velveteen Rabbit (affiliate link) to tuck in with this adorableness.

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Trust me, there’s still time to show that winter baby some knitted love, with 3 Skeins or Less: Modern Baby Knits!

Happy Winter-Baby Knitting!

Hayley

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Don’t let those winter babies get cold!