Knitting for Kids: Knitted Baby Doll and the Lyric Baby Hat


Kara's Journal, January 25, 2015 | SimpleKids.netI know that quite a few of you who follow this blog are knitters, so I wanted to share some things for kids that I’ve finished up lately.

(I also know that not everyone who visits here knits, so I don’t plan to share this type of thing very often. After all, I do have another space for my pointy sticks endeavors.)

I have recently finished up two projects for kids and both of them were simple knits with a lot of sweetness.

The first was a Lyric baby hat, which we are giving as a gift to a new little babe we know we made his appearance just before the holidays last year.

This was a free pattern and I used up scraps of yarn from other projects, so it ended up being a very frugal knit, but I think it turned out very sweet and special. I’m excited to see it on the head of the smiley little fellow it is intended for.

knitted baby doll, Amy Gaines pattern |

The next thing I finished recently was a softie toy for my 3 year old, Amelia. It’s the Knitted Baby Doll pattern by Amy Gaines.

Amelia loves it!

Baby Sunflower has been welcomed into the fold. Amelia’s only requests are that she would like Sunflower to have the knitted headband with the bow (it’s an option in the pattern) and she wants a hat of her own to match Sunflower. I think I can accommodate the little mama on both counts.

Amelia's knitted baby doll

This was a paid pattern, but I think I will get a lot of mileage out of it. In fact, Lucy has already requested that I knit her a little baby doll in purple. And I can see this being a gift for other kids in my life as well.

So, my knitting and crocheting friends, what have you been making for your kids? Any super successful projects? Perfect patterns?  What about the rest of you? What have you made for your kids lately?

PS – I’m on Ravelry, if you’d like to friend me over there.

About Kara

Kara Fleck is the editor of Simple Kids. She is a small town mama, writer, knitter, bookworm, and hooligan. Kara lives in Indiana with her husband Christopher and their four children Jillian, Max, Lucy, and Amelia. You can find more of her writing at

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  1. I LOVE that baby doll pattern!!! I will be making that one, for sure! I’ve been suffering from SSS (second sock syndrome) for awhile. The pattern my 13yo chose is a fussy lace one and I’m using Knit Picks palette yarn. It is taking FOREVER. And of course she wanted me to knit them as knee socks instead of the anklets the pattern was written for. sigh. The things we do for our children.

  2. I just saw your baby doll on instagram—how sweet and perfect! I love it.
    Sarah M
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