I always associate spring with babies, but really there’s no predicting when a wave of pregnancies will hit your circle of acquaintances. Because babies do come in waves, we’re always on the lookout for quick shower gifts you can knit in a weekend. This week we added two new baby patterns from the Blue Sky Alpacas Traveler’s Series. And, for a limited time, we’re giving away these patterns when you purchase the yarn!
The first pattern is a classic baby gift: Blue Sky Alpacas “Baby Bonnet” (pictured above) takes just two skeins of Blue Sky Alpacas Royal Petites. The bonnet itself is simple, and unfussy in design, but extra special when knit in luscious royal alpaca. Royal Petites come in a soft, elegant palette that reminds us of an earlier era, and is so soft and cozy against delicate skin.
For a practical gift you can cast-on when you get the big news (i.e. no waiting to hear whether it’s a boy or girl) try the new Boo Boo Bunny! The Boo Boo Bunny was designed by Sarah Smuland to make a child sized ice pack more cozy and comforting.
The pocket on the back will fit a Boo Boo Buddy ice pack perfectly. It fits easily into a diaper bag pocket, and harnesses the power of bunny cuteness to make minor owies get better faster. This is a great stash-busting project, and we’re giving it away for free with the purchase of one skein of Blue Sky Alpacas Worsted Cotton.
Honestly babies are so inherently charming they can make a coffee filter look adorable. But pair a baby with wee hand-made socks, sweater or blanket? Cute overload! We’d love to see what you’re making for the babies on your list, feel free to share them with us on Ravelry, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram!