We spent months twiddling our thumbs, waiting on the royal baby and anticipating a great reason to create beautiful christening cakes and more to celebrate. Now that the future king is here, we'll now be focused on his outfits. With a stylish mom like Kate, he's sure to start more than a few baby trends!
No less special are the little kings and queens born into our own families and circles of friends. Every baby deserves the royal treatment, so for the new baby in your life, whip up these adorable knitted outfits that are elegant enough for a little king or queen.
Photo via Kimberlin Gray Photography
Pretty as a Princess Crown and Skirt Set
Naturally, a princess needs a matching skirt to go with her crown. Knit this ensemble -- or just one piece of it -- for any baby princess. Change up the colors and omit the ruffle, and you'll have a crown and diaper cover for a little prince, too! Get the pattern
Woobie Princess Pattern
This woobie will be a royal baby's constant companion -- a real comfort while the paparazzi are constantly flashing their cameras! And it's easy enough to convert this princess into a prince. Just skip the braids! Get the pattern
Rustic Spring Bonnet
What's a royal baby to wear on his or her head when the wind is blowing just a little too much? Why, a bonnet, of course! This bonnet is knit with a cotton, but you could use any fiber you'd like depending on the season. The pattern sizes range from a newborn to a 12-month-old, so you can knit the bonnet early and be prepared for any special occasion, even if that special occasion is just the spring season! Get the pattern
Baby Pants Diaper Cover
Even a royal baby's diaper should be covered tastefully. Knitters should know basic increases and decreases to make this adorable little diaper cover, tied with a ribbon and embellished with three small buttons. Get the pattern
I'm not sure I could wait for a special occasion to break out this gorgeous shawl. Knitted from the center out, this shawl would look beautiful wrapped around baby, or just draped over a chair in the nursery as part of the decor. Get the pattern
Even the most sophisticated royal baby needs booties that match multiple outfits. These booties are tied with none other than Liberty of London ribbon. Make multiple pairs of these booties and add ribbons to match a number of different ensembles. Get the pattern
Lace is one of the easiest ways to make a piece elegant. Let Miriam Felton help you master Lace Shawl Design and you can design as many royal-worthy patterns as you need. Or, if Your Highness needs a toy, perhaps the (Not So) Itty-Bitty Giraffe, with some help from Susan B. Anderson, would be the perfect gift.
Come back to the Craftsy Blog on Monday to learn how to knit a baby hat in just one hour!