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« on: February 09, 2005 08:49:28 PM »

Other than a blanket (I already started a thread about THAT problem!), does anyone know have or know of a good pattern (free is good) to make for a baby boy.  I'm just afraid that anything I knit is going to be too girly.  The baby is due in May, if that helps ya'll any.

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« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2005 09:02:16 PM »

There a thread about the "cutest baby booties EVER!" which look like little Ugg boots.  These would be totally cool for a boy.  I made a pair for my minister's baby which is yet to be born and the gender is a surprise.
Here's a link:  https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=14033.0
There's also a matching hat.  This thread contains many photos and theres even an awesome variation that someone (Hilsmel I believe ??) wrote up as a pattern which looks like little converese running shoes.  Those would be great for a boy!
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« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2005 11:44:14 PM »

I knitted a sweater for my best friend's baby boy.  It's the cutest darn thin, its simple and fast, the pattern is free and the yarn is soft and cheap (and washable).  (And it comes with matching pants, and I made up a matching hat.)  I highly recommend it.  Unfortunately, the pattern isn't available online right at the moment, but I picked mine up at Walmart in their free leaflets section of the craft dept.  It's the Happy Baby cardigan and pants set by Red Heart (or actually, it may say TLC on the label) and uses Red Heart Soft Baby yarn.

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« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2005 08:04:37 AM »

i got this site from someone else here or somewhere else and it has some cute baby stuff - i'm especially a fan of the duck and frog hats....
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it's a charity pattern site, so it's also a great place to go if you want to make something for charity.  they have all kinds of preemie patterns as well.

good luck with all your projects - i looked at the link in your other post.  that is one gorgeous blanket!
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« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2005 08:23:24 AM »

You could knit lots of little animals and make them into a mobile.

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« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2005 08:57:30 AM »

A simple hat is easy and fast.

I like to use variegated yarns for baby projects (since the pieces are so small, the variegations tend to not  produce wierd patterning) especially cotton since it's hypoallergenic, washable, and natural.

Anyway, 16" is a good circumpherence for 0-6months, so check your gauge, cast on 16" worth of stitches, knit in the round for about 7" (roll bottom) and start decreasing (you want a decrease about ever 2" worth of stitches around, alternate decreasing and plain knit rounds, keep the decreases on top of each other (so knit one fewer stitch between decreases each round) and keep decreasing till you have a small number of stitches left (4-6 probably).  you can put a pompom on the top or a button, especially if the tip looks a little funny.
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« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2005 08:00:35 AM »

how bout a bunny?


it's baby safe (as long as you don't put any buttons on for eyes) and if it's not pink - I dont' think it's girly at all Cheesy

(and who knows - it may become his favorite toy and you'll be asked make a new one every time it wears out)

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« Reply #7 on: February 11, 2005 09:04:17 AM »

I think knit stuffed toys are always welcome gifts. Boys need teddy bears too! There are free patterns out there, I'm sure!
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