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What are some easy knitting projects for infant wear?

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Some easy knitting projects for infants to wear are baby bibs, hooded jackets, booties, ponchos and mittens. Another basic knitting project to make for infants is a baby hat, which can be made to fit a preemie, newborn, 12 month old or toddler.

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A basic baby hat can be made by knitting patterns into a round, eventually getting smaller in the round to create the crown of the head. Free patterns can be found online at various sources, such as StitcheryProjects.com and AllCrafts.net.

Sweaters are created by stitching the project in one full piece, or by stitching the body and the arms separately and sewing them together. Patterns for pullover sweaters and cardigan sweaters with buttons are available for beginners.

Baby bibs can be made as one solid piece of knitting or can incorporate patterns, depending on the knitter's skill and comfort level. For example, there are patterns that use different stitches to put images such as cows and pumpkins directly into the work. Other patterns use different colors of yarns to put images into the bibs. Alternatively, a very simple bib is created by using the stockinette stitch throughout the project to make a basic bib of one color.

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