Baby bibs are an essential part of a parent's supply kit, and new parents are sure to go through more of them than they imagine. Knitting bibs is a lot of fun and an easy, useful project that all parents will appreciate.
This Star Bib is just a basic Stockinette bib with a Moss Stitch edging. The star is added with duplicate stitch, so you could use the same pattern and any motif you like, from a monogram to a skull and cross bones.
The strap, knit directly onto the bib itself, includes a series of buttonholes so that the bib will fit children of different sizes.
- about 55 yards of medium weight cotton yarn (I used Lily Sugar 'N Cream
- one pair size 7 US knitting needles
- a small amount of contrast yarn for motif
- Star chart or motif of your choice
- a button that will fit in the buttonholes you've made (mine is a half-inch button from my stash)
16 stitches and 24 rows per 4 inches in Stockinette Stitch. Gauge is not critical, but should make a somewhat firm fabric.
Finished bib is about 9 inches wide and 7.5 inches long, with an 11-inch strap.
Knitting the Strap:
Finishing the Bib:
Decide where you want your motif to appear on the bib; I put mine in the bottom left corner as you face the bib. Stitch using duplicate stitch in a contrasting color.
Next, choose a button and sew it on to the top right corner of the bib as it faces you. I used one ply of the contrast yarn, or you can use a coordinating thread if you prefer.