Monday, January 16, 2012

Ideas for Geeky Baby Outfits

With K out of work, I've been researching "bargain baby budget" articles and trying to buy things secondhand whenever possible. However, I had almost forgotten that, as a yarn crafter, there are some items that I can actually make myself. Mittens, booties, etc. When I asked K if he had any requests, he immediately thought of the Futurama brain slug hat I'd made for Sara's first kiddo:

Mmm, baby brains...

That got me thinking about if there were any other geeky baby patterns out there, specifically for clothing or outfits. Surprisingly, I didn't actually find that many in Ravelry, but here's a smattering of creations that caught my attention and got the creative juices flowing. (Click on the images to view the pattern.)


My absolute favorite pattern so far has got to be The Legend of Baby Link, which uses both knitting and crochet! As much as I hate the monotony of stockinette stitch, I think I may have to make this, no matter what gender the baby turns out to be.


Question:
Any suggestions what kind of geeky "coming home" outfit I should make? I might be willing to design something new...

4 comments:

Not Jenny said...

Baby will need a Jayne hat for sure. I am knitting my boy an Angry Birds hat right now.
That Link outfit is absolutely adorable!

Anne G. White said...

I had totally forgotten about Jayne from Firefly! Maybe I should look into other TV shows, like Battlestar Galactica and whatnot...

Not Jenny said...

Ravelry is a goldmine of geeky knitwear. Don't even get me started on Harry Potter knits!

Anne G. White said...

Good point, I had totally forgotten about things like Harry Potter and Dr. Who! Must dig further...