Mothers-to-be who knit or their friends or family, upon discovering that they're expecting a little girl, often enjoy creating some beautiful, handmade items for their daughter to use and wear after she's born and as she grows. From pink and purple baby sun hats to frilly doll dresses, numerous knitting patterns exist for adorable knitting projects perfect for presenting to a loved little girl.
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Clothing for Dolls and Stuffed Friends
Create some knitted clothing items for a little girl's dolls and/or stuffed animals. She will enjoy dressing up her friends in beautiful, handmade outfits. Some ideas include tiny knitted hats (perhaps with holes for inserting a rabbit's, cat's or dog's ears), doll dresses, tiny bootees for dolls, hair accessories for dolls,and small blankets or mats for stuffed animals. These items will appeal to girls of toddler age and older.
Knit several hats for a little girl to wear during all types of weather. Choose bulky, warm yarn for knitting winter hats (perhaps with flaps to cover her ears). Lighter cotton yarn is best for spring and summer hats (knit a wide brim to help shield her face from bright sunlight). Choose colours that are appropriate for the little girl's likes and for the colours of the season (warm browns, reds and oranges for autumn, for example). Explore different hat styles, such as a rolled brim, ribbed and hats made with circular needles.
Knit a few blankets for a little girl to cuddle up with during chilly months. One idea is coordinating the blanket with the decorating theme of her bedroom. Or, choose colours she really likes. Size the blankets based on the little girl's age (a larger blanket for an older girl). A good baby shower gift for a girl is knitted blankets in various sizes to accommodate her as she grows. Another idea is knitting matching blankets for her and her favourite doll or stuffed animal to cuddle with, too.
Use simple knit stitches to create headbands, barrettes, head wraps, knitted flower clips and more for the little girl to wear in her hair. Another idea is knitting a small scarf, snood or tam for her to wear around her hair. Depending on the girl's age, however, it may be difficult to keep hair accessories in her hair (some little girls like to remove them or don't enjoy wearing them at all).
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