I love being able to knit, especially for babies. Last Friday night I decided to whip up a cardigan for our friend’s 4 month old baby boy because they were coming over on Sunday. I had a busy weekend but managed to fit in enough time to whip up this Dapper Dude cardigan.
I used my trusted and favorite baby cardigan, Baby & Child Sophisticate. I’ve made five cardigans from this pattern this year alone and they’re all so incredibly different.
You can add whatever buttons, shawl collar, basic collar, change it to a ribbed collar if you want. And don’t even get me started on the color combinations. Again, if you’re looking for a really awesome and easy to follow pattern this one is worth the $6.50 – I promise.
For this option since I knew I was making it for an adorable and very brown little boy I decided to go with a deep forest green color in the Caron Simply Soft yarn. And when I was going through my button stash I remembered I randomly picked up these mustache buttons on Etsy and I felt like they just made this look like a cardigan made for a dapper gentleman, right?
I made this in the 6 months size so he’d be able to wear it all winter and when we tried it on it was a nice fit with room to grow. He’s so stinking cute in it. And that’s why I love knitting things for babies, the cuteness level is just off the charts.
I’ve got a busy weekend but hoping to fit in some knitting, what are your plans?