Last updated: July, 2022
It’s Thursday! Which means today we have more wonderful, and more importantly free, knitting patterns to share with you.
Today we have a collection of knitting patterns which are essential for some new mothers: patterns for items and clothes to use for premature babies. An expectant mother never imagines the eventuality that her baby will be born pre-term, and oftentimes new mothers are caught unexpected with no clothes or accessories for their babies. Preemie clothes are also sometimes hard to come by, so these knitting patterns will come in very handy for these precious tiny newborns!
Did you know? These items (especially the hats, which are very sought after) can be knitted and donated to your local hospital, special care baby units and also charities to help new mothers in the future. These are precious patterns, for precious tiny babies!
Enjoy these preemie patterns (our roundup now includes over 50 patterns)!
Our Top 10 Free Premature Baby Knitting Patterns
This is a lovely little set which includes everything preemie babies will need to warm up, including a newborn hat, jacket, booties and mittens.
Simply precious, this is a great option to knit up a set of hats in the smallest size possible to ensure those little treasures are kept warm.
This is a fabulous little Christmas hat, ideal to knit for precious babies born around Christmastime! I’ve you’ve been looking for a premature baby Santa beanie pattern, this is the one to knit up.
You’re truly knitting for royalty when creating these little hats.
These baby booties are simply precious, with a lovely lace pattern detail that gives them that extra special touch.
A premature baby hat pattern which is easy to knit, and therefore ideal for any beginner knitter to try out as well. Simple, yet a perfect little hat.
One of our very favourites, this fabulous hat is knitted in stocking stitch and garter stitch.
A hand knit blanket, using two shades of yarn, to create a beautiful hue.
Another gorgeous pattern! This baby body is knitted in rib and worked top down. It can be created using both circular needles or double pointed needles.
This set of premature baby topknot beanie patterns is simply too cute and very very easy to knit!
Another great project for beginners, this little hat is knit in garter stitch and will look great in any colour you choose.
This little hat features lacy detail, which makes it that more lovely!
More Preemie Baby Knits (Free Patterns)
Please note: Each link points you to the page where you can access the free knitting pattern; again all these have been checked so as to ensure they are totally free of charge at the time of publishing. Some websites might require that you register with them before being able to access the pattern, but this is also free. Every website will also provide all the require information and details needed including yarn weights required, needle size and more. Some links point directly to a PDF download.
Looking for another great pattern to inspire your next project?
If you’ve missed out on previous pattern posts we shared recently here at KnittingWomen.com, here’s a quick roundup of what is available for you to enjoy so far: 33 Baby Blankets, 50 Baby Booties, 30 Chunky Blankets and Afghans, 27 Cushion Covers and 20 Tea Cosies.
If you’re looking for a specific free pattern, then I encourage you to visit our Patterns section, or contact us to request a topic to be covered in one of our next posts.