What could be better than Babies in Buntings? Nothing! I love the idea of a cozy, wrapping up something cute in something even cuter. This baby is so sweet on its own and then when tucked inside the bunting it somehow becomes even better. One baby and bunting would be fun, but I think making a batch of babies in buntings would be so much more fun for little ones to have and hold and share and hide and to let imaginations run wild. I made the set matching between the clothing and buntings, which could even become a matching game, but mixing and matching the colors would be fantastic and rainbow stripes would be amazing.
The pattern is worked on fingering weight yarn, baby and bunting worked separately, and both are completely seamless projects except for stitching the hat onto the baby’s head, which is optional.
Baby: Just under 6-inches from the point on the hat to the toe.
Bunting: 7-inches from the loop to the point at the bottom.
Barrett Wool Co. Home Fingering Weight, 100% American Wool; (370 yards/100 grams), small amounts used in the following colors for the skin colors: Bear (brown), Tattersall (tan), James (light peach), and Acorn (camel).
Barrett Wool Co. Wisconsin Woolen Spun Fingering Weight, 100% American Wool; (450 yards/100 grams), small amounts used in the following colors for the Bunting, Diaper, Shirt and Hat: Hazelnut (dark orange), Bay Leaf (light green), Jam (red), Pine Needle (dark green), Sunny (yellow), Pressed Flowers (purple) and Birch (white).
For one Baby and Bunting the following amounts were used for the samples:
Skin color: about 10 grams
Diaper color and stripes on Shirt and Hat: about 5 grams
Shirt, Hat and Bunting color: about 11 grams
Baby: US size 2 double-pointed needles.
Bunting and Hat: US size 3 double-pointed needles.
Smaller size needles: 7.5 stitches per inch in stockinette stitch
Larger size needles: 7 stitches per inch in stockinette stitch
Locking stitch markers
Black embroidery floss or crochet cotton #5