I love teaming up little novelty baby booties with a matching toy. Together they make a lovely gift for baby showers and a good way to show off the knitting prowess!
These teddy bears are knitted in DK yarn on 4mm needles and measure 9 inches (23cms) in a sitting position.
The clothes are removable. The little duffle coat is knitted in garter stitch on 3.75 needles and is a perfect snug fit.
As with all little teddies they can become addictive to knit, here is one with a yellow duffle coat.
The booties have a single rib cuff with plenty of stretch to be comfortable around little ankles, the sole measures 4.25 inches (11cms) with plenty of stretch to fit babies up to 6 months and beyond.
They can be knitted with a jumper instead of a duffle, this one has a comfy cabled polo neck, which again can be removed for washing. Another idea would be to knit one with a jumper incorporating the baby’s initial.
I’ve recently knitted a teddy bear to go with a little girl’s shoe and hat set.
This little bear was knitted in a chenille style yarn which was hard going to knit with, but worth the effort as it produced a soft cuddly toy. The hat and shoes were knitted in a matching soft creamy yellow.
No matter what you knit if you add a little bear with it it becomes an irresistible little gift!