Oh, Boy! 17 Adorable Baby Boy Knitting Patterns

Baby Boy Knitting Patterns

Try one (or a few!) of our favorite knitting patterns for baby boys — including three FREE patterns!

Get ready for “awws” and applause when you knit these projects for the new little man in your life. This collection is full of baby boy knitting patterns that are perfect for baby showers and birthday gifts. 

You’ll find patterns for everything a baby boy needs: a head-to-toe wardrobe, nursery decor, cuddly toys and more inspired by favorite little boy adventures like racing cars, sports, flying high and being just like daddy!

Clayoquot Toque Father and Son Hats Free Knitting Pattern

Photo via Tin Can Knits

1. Clayoquot Toque

Like father, like son! Knit this FREE pattern for matching hats for new baby and his proud daddy. This modern fair-isle hat comes in multiple sizes, from Newborn to Adult, so father and son can be two of a kind at any age! Bluprint member Tin Can Knits also has a great sweater pattern for father and son pullovers.

Lil Football Free Knitting Pattern

Photo via Rainebo

2. Knit Li’l Football

You’ll score major points with this FREE knitting pattern for a soft little football toy. Knit in the round using the magic loop technique, this toy is approximately 6½” long. 

Hero Wash Cloth Free Knitting Pattern

Photo via Amy-lynne Mitchell 

3. Hero Cloth

You don’t need super knitting powers to knit this FREE washcloth pattern for your super baby because it’s designed with just knit and purl stitches. You can also use this motif for blanket squares, sweaters, and other knitting projects. Knit with cotton yarn for a soft, durable wash cloth

Baby Trainers Sneakers Booties Knitting PatternPhoto via Alma Mahler

4. Baby Trainers/Sneakers Booties

Cute AND practical, the high tops and laces not only look adorable but also help the booties stay on active little feet that can’t stop moving. The pattern comes in two sizes: 06 months and 612 months. The booties are seamless and partly knit in the round. If you’ve never tried knitting in the round before, the Knit Lab: In The Round class is a really great starting point.

Baby Stylish Jacket Knitting Pattern

Photo via OGE Designs

5. Baby/Child Stylish Jacket

Your little man will look all grown up in this jacket cardigan just like daddy’s with a shawl collar and button front.  The pattern includes sizes for 0–6 months up to 56 years and is knit with sport weight yarn.

Aviator Baby Hat Knitting Pattern

Photo via Julie Taylor

6. Cabled Baby Aviator Hat  Dayton

Any baby boy would be flying high in this cabled baby hat with single button chin fastening, ear flaps and an aviator-style front flap. The pattern in DK yarn features a simple cable with a six-row repeat that is an easy first cable project for beginners.

Rocky Baby Pants Knitting Pattern

Photo via Bluprint member Tin Can Knits

7. Rocky

These retro boxer pants will give a one-two punch of cuteness and comfort. Work them up in fingering weight yarn in any size ranging from newborn to 2 years. 

Sweet Sails Baby Bib Knitting Pattern

Photo via 10HoursorLess

8. Sweet Sails Baby Bib

Knit this bib in 5 hours for a quick shower gift! Worked in garter intarsia, this bib features a sailboat below a unique sailor collar neckline. 

Diaper Cover Pants Knitting Pattern

Photo via OasiDellaMaglia

9. Baby Pants Diaper Cover

What self-respecting baby would go out in a plain diaper when he could wear this cover with its sweater-like design of ribbing, purl stripes and triangle stitches?  This pattern is easy and quick to knit in sizes for 1 month, 3 months or 6 months.

Personalized Car Pennant Knitting Pattern

Photo via jenniferlori

10. Personalized Pennant: Cars

Turn the nursery wall into a race track with a fun, custom banner of stuffed cars that spell out baby’s name using intarsia and duplicate stitch. Each car is approximately 8″ x 6″ and filled with 1 inch of stuffing to give it shape and double as a toy.

Toy Boat Blanket Knitting Pattern

Photo via Lil Pig

11. Toy Boat, Toy Boat, Toy Boat

This baby blanket features three boats on each end with sails pointing to the center of the blanket. You’ll definitely want to swatch the design because a change in gauge could distort the sailboat. Knit and purl motifs like this work best with a quality wool or cotton worsted weight yarn that makes the stitches pop.

Hot Air Balloon Mobile Knitting Pattern

Photo via KnitographyByMrs.Mumpitz

12. Hot Air Balloon Mobile

Here’s a fun way to use up leftover scraps of yarn and make a gift that baby will treasure! This is an easy project that only requires knowledge of basic stitches, knitting in the round, and how to do simple increases and decreases, but you are only limited by your imagination!

Puppy Knitting Pattern

Photo via Amy Gaines

13. Puppy Knit Pattern

This 8-inch puppy is designed to be baby’s best friend. Knit in worsted weight yarn on straight needles, this softie is made cuddly with Fiber Fill stuffing. 

Charlie Car Amigurumi Knitted Toy

Photo via woollymagic122

14. Charlie Car Amigurumi Knitted Toy

This 4-inch toy car is the perfect size for little hands and the perfect amount of fun to play with. It’s knit with DK weight yarn, and you’ll need some basic with intarsia skills to add the details.

Newsboy Cap and Suspenders Baby Knitting Pattern

Photo via Mary’s Knittin’ Designs

15. Newsboy Cap & Suspenders Set

Extra! Extra! Read all about how extra cute and extra easy this Newsboy Cap & Suspenders Set is! It’s a great idea for newborn pictures and easy to knit in stockinette. 

Fox Hood and Cowl Knitting Pattern

Photo via Muki Crafts

16. Fox Hood Cowl Rene

The fox face cowl inside this furry friend hood adds extra protection from cold winds and extra cuteness. Would you rather have a cat or wolf hood? Just use different colors of chunky yarn to match the animal within! The pattern comes in four sizes: baby, toddler, child and adult.

Football Sleeping Sack Knitting Pattern

Photo via Design by C

17. Football Cocoon and Hat

Your little quarterback will love being sacked when it means snuggling down in this football-inspired cocoon! This sleep sack is knit in the round with worsted weight yarn. 

Ready to get knitting? Remember, nap time for baby can be knit time for you!

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