Friday, September 21, 2012

Knitted Newborn Pea Pod and Hat

A good friend just had a beautiful baby girl!  The baby is the newest addition to our "POD" (this is what we call our Monday night dinner club).  So I thought she could use an outfit to help welcome her to the group... get it?  Pea pod?


I found the pattern for the pod at Ruby Knits... I knew it was perfect the moment I saw it!

I used a different pattern for the hat than she did.  I just wanted a simple roll top hat.  I adapted a patter from Knitting on the Net


Materials:
  • Lion Brand Yarn – Hometown USA – Oklahoma City Green (Or any super bulky weight yarn)
  • Size 15 circular needle, set of large double pointed needles
  • yarn needle



Cast on 30 stitches

Switch to circular needles and put a marker after the last st
Knit in St st (knit every rnd) for 6" (I ended up purling all the sts because they ended up backwards on the circular needles)
Crown Decreases:
Round 1: k6, k2tog; rep around
Round 2: knit 
Round 3: k5, k2tog; rep around
Round 4: knit
Round 5: k4, k2tog; rep around
Round 6: knit

Round 7: k3, k2tog; rep around

Round 8: knit
Cont in this manner until 3 sts rem. Change to double points when sts no longer fit.
K2tog around until 3 sts remain.
Work I-Cord for 2 to 3 inches.
Draw yarn through the 3 sts on needle and pull through center of stem.



*The whole outfit turned out a little bigger than I had planned... I bet she'll be able to wear it around 3 months or so.  You might want to adjust the pattern if you'd like it smaller!

Thanks for stopping by!
Blessings,
Jamie

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47 comments:

  1. This is so gorgeous! My knitting skills are a bit crappy, otherwise I'd totally make one for my new little niece!

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  2. How appropriate for your POD friend:)) This is a talent I'm so envious of, great job and this will be adorable in pictures!!!
    Best,
    Katie

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  3. AWW, that is adorable. I wish that I could knit, my mom used to make our sweaters hats and mittens. The knitting gene skipped me and landed in my daughter. I just couldn't get the hang of it.

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  4. This is just the cutest! I love this idea especially for newborn photos. Ugh, be still my heart. Don't have a baby but hoping for one soon and I will have to remember this idea! Also, I might need to work on my knitting skills. :)

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  5. Good grief, this is just the cutest thing! I'm making this. Hope I still remember how to knit. I've not picked up my needles since last winter. Thanks for posting this. :-)

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  6. I just had a baby and I'm dying! This is soooo cute! I'd need a size for 5 months old, though. They grow too fast!

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  7. This too cute! I really need to learn how to knit! Thanks for sharing!

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  8. How adorable. I will be featuring this tonight at my Fall into Fall party that opens at 8pm EST. Please stop by and pick up an I've Been Featured button. Thanks.

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  9. This is adorable, I need to learn how to knit!! Stephanie

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  11. That is so sweet! When my twins were born, I put them in little two peas in a pod outfits...two of this would have been perfect. You're awesome to knit this for your friend. Thank you for sharing! xo Jami

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  12. Absolutely one of the cutest, sweetest and most adorable baby gifts ever! Beautifully done, Jamie!!!

    Jenn

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  37. Hi there, thank you for the post! Your pea pod turned out adorable. Did you knit it exactly as the RubyKnit pattern stipulates? It seems to look a little different, and I prefer the look of yours.

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