These baby clothes, sweaters, hats, booties, and more were rated easy by the designers or other knitters. Most patterns are free. Updated 2/26/23
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Beginner Baby Cardigan
Easy baby cardigan sweater knit flat in one piece in garter stitch. Suitable for beginners according to designer. Sizes 3 months, 6 months. DK weight yarn. Designed by Gina Michele.
Cardigan sweater with hood knit in garter stitch. Sizes 6 months, Child 1 Year, Child 2-3 Years, Child 4 Years. No picking up stitches. Rated easy by designer. Designed by Bobbie Fitzgerald for Lion Brand.
Baby Boatneck Sweater
Pullover baby sweater with an easy fair isle pattern done in duplicate stitch to add color interest to cuffs and hems. Sizes 0-3, 3-6, 6-9, 9-12, 12-18 months; 2 years . Knit flat in 4 pieces in stockinette and garter stitch. No picking up stitches. Rated easy by most Ravelrers. Designed by Linda Whaley.
Wee Stripes Baby Sweater and Hat
Rated easy by Bernat, this matching hat and pullover sweater set is sized for babies from 6 months to 2 years
Wee Speedy Baby Cardigan
Super-fast to knit baby sweater, and only takes an hour or so to make from start to finish. This is knit top down, and you will only have 2 ends to weave in. This is the perfect first time sweater if you want to learn top-down construction according to the designer. Size 0-3 months. There is also a 6 months version. Rated easy by Ravelrers. Designed by Taiga Hilliard Designs. Bulky weight yarn. Pictured projects by Lindyslav and allisonroseboom.
Easy Pullover for Babies, Toddlers + Kids
This classic sweater design features a T-shape, long sleeves that can be rolled up, a wide neck opening, and a loose fit. Designed by Purl Soho who rates the design easy. Sizes to fit most 12 month (2, 4, 6) year olds
Garter Stitch Baby Kimono
Easy garter stitch wrap cardigan in kimono style is sized for babies newborn, 1-3 months, 3-6 months. Most Ravelrers rated this easy or very easy. Designed by Joji Locatelli Pictured project by jleigh718
Fortune Cookie Baby Booties
Sheila Zachariae’s baby shoes are the easiest booties ever. Knit flat and folded like a fortune cookie, Sheila put fortunes in them and uses a takeout box as a gift box. Other knitters have added embellishments of ribbons and buttons.
More Free Patterns
Striped Baby Cardigan
Easy wrap cardigan for newborns in stockinette stripes. Most Ravelrers rated this easy or very easy. Designed by schneckenstrick Pictured project by blowfish15
Big Bow Hat
Casey Braden designed this cute easy hat for newborns (though it looks like it will be easy to do for larger sizes). Pictured project by tuckychic
- Get the free knitting pattern
- Get the recommended yarn for this hat on Etsy
- See more Baby Hat Knitting Patterns
Comfy Baby Cocoon and Cap
Easy stretchy ribbed sleep sack with matching hat by Kim Kotary. Rated very easy by Ravelrers and easy by Red Heart.
This hood for babies and children is an easy project and a quick knit in super bulky yarn. Sizes XS (age 1-2 years), S (3-4 years), M (4-5 years), L (6-7 years) Designed by Gina Michele
Teddy Sweater and Hat
Jodi Lewanda designed this versatile, wrap baby sweater and teddy bear hat knit in garter stitch for Red Heart. Sized for 0-3 months, 6-9 months, and 12 months.
Easy baby hat with mouse ears. The color pattern comes from the multi-colored self-patterning yarn. Rated easy by designer and Ravelrers. Designed by Vanessa Ewing for Plymouth Yarn.
- Get the free knitting pattern
- Get the recommended yarn Dreambaby DK Paintpot at Annie’s
- See more Mice Knitting Patterns
Sweet Lady Bug Booties
Lorna Miser designed these adorable baby booties for your love bug. Pattern is rated easy by Red Heart and Ravelry knitters. Also available with matching Lady Bug Jacket and Hat.
Rockin’ the Ruffles Tunic
Jodi Lewanda at Red Heart designed this easy vest with a sweet ruffled collar with two versions for baby and child. Baby sizes: 6-24 months. Child sizes: 2,4,6 years
- Get the free knitting pattern for the child version
- Get the free knitting pattern for the baby version
Easy pullover baby sweater with pocket in stockinette and seed stitch. Sizes Chest: (22) 26 inches . Note: the toy is not included in the knitting pattern. Also note that this pattern is on the Internet Archive. The designer Leanne Dyck does not seem to be actively supporting her patterns any more.
- Get the free knitting pattern at the Internet Archive
- See Teeny Toy Knitting Patterns for the pocket
Rib-Knit Baby Hat
Jennifer Sauselein’s design for Sorella and Company is super easy — just knit and purl with no decreases. The hat is fastened with a tied bow.
Patterns for Purchase
Simple Five Piece Baby Gift Set
Knitted mainly in moss stitch and garter stitch, this matching set includes cardigan jacket, beanie hat, foldover hat, mitts, booties, blanket. 3 sizes The perfect gift for a new baby. Designed by Woman's Weekly. DK weight yarn.
Baby Set for Beginners
Looking for something easy to make for a new baby? Debbie Bliss has you covered with this layette for beginners that includes a gorgeous garter stitch jacket, sweet roll neck sweater, two little matching hats and a cozy basketweave blanket. Sizes Newborn to to 12 Months. Carefully designed for new knitters in mind, the Baby for Beginners layette is a great first step to garment creation and makes a wonderful gift! Sport and worsted weight yarn.
Easy Baby Knits: Clothes, toys, and accessories for 0-3 year olds
18+ knitting patterns including sweaters, hats, blankets, toys, booties and more by Claire Montgomerie
Tiered Baby Coat and Jacket
Easy quick baby and toddler coat or jacket is knit from the top-down with minimal finishing and the sleeve knit in the round. Rated easy by the designer and most of Ravelrers. Sizes 0-3 months (3-6 months, 6-12 months, 12-18 months, 2/3T, 3/4T) Quick knit in bulky yarn. Designed by Lisa Chemery Pictured project by iqeverything
Knit in a Day for Baby
This ebook is a treasury of quick and easy designs that the average knitter can complete in 2 to 12 hours. Designs include sweaters, blankets, caps, toys, totes, hanger covers, pacifier fobs, bath mitts, booties, and more.
Garter Stitch for Baby eBook
10 Designs to knit using various weights of yarn: Baby Hat, Leg Warmers, Ripple Stripe Blanket, Teal Stripe Blanket, Hooded Sweater, Vest, Sweetie Toy, Booties, Mitts, and Fingerless Mitts. Designed by Candi Jensen and Heather Vantress
Happy Cheer Hooded Cardigan
This sweater is super easy to knit, making it perfect for the first-time sweater knitter! Finished size to fit Child’s 6 (12, 18, 24) months.
Duoro Baby Romper
Comfortable romper that’s perfect for warmer weather. The designer says that this is an easy pattern suitable for beginners. Sizes: 0-3 / 3-6 / 6-12 months