Teddy Bear Baby Hoodie

Do you have a go to pattern when knitting for a new baby? This is one of mine. I’ve done it at least five times now. I even made it twice for my great nephew. He grew out of the first one and his mum asked if I could make it again in a larger size as they all liked it so much! I’ve just knitted it again for a friend’s new baby boy and I’m looking forward to meeting him when I deliver it in person tomorrow.

It’s a Stylecraft Lullaby pattern and I think both pattern and yarn are discontinued so I needed to pick out an alternative DK yarn.

When I bought it and the matching buttons, all but essential shops were closed as part of the COVID Lockdown (though many of us might consider yarn/craft shops as pretty essential! ) I was still able to choose yarn and buttons from The Amble Pin Cushion via a series of messages. Proprietor Norma picked out a selection of suitable yarns and sent a photo. I picked the shade I liked best in a washable yarn (hand wash only baby clothes are not a very practical gift!). We repeated the process with the buttons, then I paid by phone and went to collect my order the next day – Norma even brought it out to my car!

The hoodie uses a DK yarn and it’s knitted in a broken rib pattern with K2P2 rib edges.

The cute teddy bear ears are what make it special.

Although there are a lot of components to sew together it is fun to knit. I hope its new owner likes it!

What is your go-to baby knit?


I live in Northumberland, within sight of the sea and spend my time knitting, crocheting, sewing and trying my hand at different crafts. There's usually a story to share about the things I make.

12 thoughts on “Teddy Bear Baby Hoodie

  1. Thanks Jackie, pleased our Amble Pin Cushion Personal Shopper service worked out well for you. I thought I recognised those buttons!! Sure the new owner will be pleased – it looks lovely! Norma

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  2. That’s a very cute knit. I have a couple of cardigans and a hoodie that are my ‘go to’ for new babies. Worst part is often sewing up and choosing ‘just the right’ buttons.

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    1. Thank you! You are so right about the sewing up. I have to admit I dragged my feet making up this one up once the knitting part was done….and I’m also very fussy about picking the right buttons!

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  3. It is super cute!
    I think my go to baby make (not that it’s something I find myself in need of often) is a baby blanket. Really, I just like making blankets but get couldn’t be arsed making a full size one so I end up with a lot of baby blankets in my stash ready to gift!


      1. Yeah, you get to a certain point and you just get that feeling like it’s time to start something else so it’s very rare that I ever make adult size blankets!

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