Little Lamb Overalls and Hat

lamb hat knitting pattern

Little Lamb Overalls and Hat Set Knitting Pattern

This snuggly knit pattern is designed to turn your new little one into the most adorable of little lambs.  This free easter knitting pattern includes instructions for a lamb hat and matching lamb overalls.

There’s something simply so innocent and sweet about a fresh spring lamb.  They’re a beautiful symbol of new life, a new season, and the innocence that we all embody as we enter this chaotic world.

Which is perhaps the reason why dressing up your little one in a sweet lamb costume is so fun.  The sweetness of a fresh spring lamb paired with the sweetness of a fresh tiny baby is like nothing else.

Knit your little one this adorable lamb costume, and you’ll surely be happy with the results.

This free baby hat knitting pattern features Super Bulky (6) weight yarn and size 10.0mm (US15) knitting needles.

This adorable baby lamb set also comes in a crochet version.  You’ll find the crochet baby lamb pattern my clicking here.

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Lamb Overalls and Hat Set Knitting Pattern

Average Head Circumference Size Chart

Newborn:

13-14″ (33-35.5cm)

0-3 Months:

14-15″ (35.5-38cm)

3-6 Months:

14-17″ (35.5-43cm)

6-12 Months:

16-19″ (40.5-48cm)

Materials

  • Yarn: Approximately 100 – 200 yards of fluffy white super bulky (6) weight yarn and approx. 25 yards of pink super bulky (6) yarn (I used two strands of Bergere France – Teddy)
  • Knitting Needles: Size 10.0 mm (US 15) Double Pointed Needles (or use the magic loop method)
  • Yarn or Tapestry Needle
  • 2 Matching Buttons

Gauge

5 sts and 7 rows = 2 inches (5 centimeters) in Stockinette Stitch

***It is important to check your gauge!***

Abbreviations

  • K: Knit
  • M1 (Make 1): On a knit row: Insert left needle, front to back, under the strand between st on left needle and st on right needle making a new loop on left needle. Knit this loop through the back.
  • K2tog: Knit the next two sts together
  • P2tog: Purl two stitches together
  • **: Repeat the section in between the two stars as specified

Newborn Lamb Overalls Pattern

Loosely cast on 18 sts onto straight needles

Rows 1-24: Alternate between purling and knitting, purling row 1

Row 25: P2tog, P2tog, P10, P2tog, P2tog (14 total sts)

Row 26: K2tog, K10, K2tog (12 total sts)

Row 27: P2tog, P8, P2tog (10 total sts)

Row 28: K2tog, K6, K2tog (8 total sts)

Rows 29-33: Alternate between purling and knitting, purling row 29

Row 34: K1, M1, K6, M1, K1 (10 total sts)

Row 35: Purl

Row 36: K1, M1, K1, M1, K6, M1, K1, M1, K1 (14 total sts)

Row 37: Purl

Row 38: K1, M1, K12, M1, K1 (16 total sts)

Row 39: Purl

Row 40: K1, M1, K14, M1, K1 (18 total sts)

Rows 41-73: Alternate between purling and knitting, purling row 41

Bind off as if to knit

Fold together with the knit side facing out, taking care to line up the edges.  Using a yarn or tapestry needle, sew the two side edges together – leave plenty of room for leg holes.  Weave in all ends.  Turn right side (purled side) out.

Straps (Make 2):

Cast on 20 sts

Row 1: Purl

Row 2: K3, BO2 (Bind off 2), K3, BO2, K10

Row 3: P11, turn and CO2 (cast on 2), turn back and P3, turn and CO2, turn back and P2

Row 4: Knit

Bind off as if to purl

Layer the very bottom (end without button holes) of the straps together and attach them to the inside of the middle back of the overalls (purl side facing out).  Attach two buttons to the front outside of the overalls.  Fold the straps over and put the buttons through whichever hole will better fit the child.

Newborn Lamb Hat Knitting Pattern

CO 24 sts onto straight needles

Rows 1-3: *K2, P2* Repeat across

Rows 4-17: Alternate between knitting and purling, knitting row 4

With knit side facing, join in the round (move to double pointed needles) and place stitch marker.

Round 1: *K2tog, K2* Repeat around (18 total sts)

Round 2: *K2tog, K1* Repeat around (12 total sts)

Round 3: *K2tog* Repeat around (6 total sts)

Do not bind off.  Cut approx. 7 inch tail.  Using yarn needle, remove all sts from DPNs or magic loop, as if to purl.   Pull tail through sts to cinch the back of hat.  Using yarn needle, pull tail through to the inside of the hat.  Tie a knot and weave in ends.

For ties, cut a strand of yarn approx. 32 inches long and pull it in a loop through a front corner of your project. Pull the ends of the yarn through this loop (this attaches the yarn without any knots, and makes your project look smoother).   Repeat for the other side.

Baby 0-3 Months Lamb Overalls Pattern

Loosely cast on 19 sts onto straight needles

Rows 1-26: Alternate between purling and knitting, purling row 1

Row 27: P2tog, P2tog, P11, P2tog, P2tog (15 total sts)

Row 28: K2tog, K11, K2tog (13 total sts)

Row 29: P2tog, P9, P2tog (11 total sts)

Row 30: K2tog, K7, K2tog (9 total sts)

Rows 31-35: Alternate between purling and knitting, purling row 31.

Row 36: K1, M1, K7, M1, K1 (11 total sts)

Row 37: Purl

Row 38: K1, M1, K1, M1, K7, M1, K1, M1, K1 (15 total sts)

Row 39: Purl

Row 40: K1, M1, K13, M1, K1 (17 total sts)

Row 41: Purl

Row 42: K1, M1, K15, M1, K1 (19 total sts)

Rows 43-75: Alternate between purling and knitting, purling row 43

Bind off as if to knit

Fold together with the knit side facing out, taking care to line up the edges.  Using a yarn or tapestry needle, sew the two side edges together – leave plenty of room for leg holes.  Weave in all ends.  Turn right side (purled side) out.

Straps (Make 2):

Cast on 20 sts

Row 1: Purl

Row 2: K3, BO2 (Bind off 2), K3, BO2, K10

Row 3: P11, turn and CO2 (cast on 2), turn back and P3, turn and CO2, turn back and P2

Row 4: Knit

Bind off as if to purl

Layer the very bottom (end without button holes) of the straps together and attach them to the inside of the middle back of the overalls (purl side facing out).  Attach two buttons to the front outside of the overalls.  Fold the straps over and put the buttons through whichever hole will better fit the child.

0-3 Month Lamb Hat Knitting Pattern

CO 26 sts onto straight needles

Row 1: K2, *P2, K2* Repeat across

Row 2: P2, *K2, P2* Repeat across

Row 3: K2, *P2, K2* Repeat across

Rows 4-18: Alternate between knitting and purling, knitting row 4

With knit side facing, join in the round (move to double pointed needles) and place stitch marker.

Round 1: *K2tog, K11* Repeat (24 total sts)

Round 2: *K2tog, K2* Repeat around (18 total sts)

Round 3: *K2tog, K1* Repeat around (12 total sts)

Round 4: *K2tog* Repeat around (6 total sts)

Do not bind off.  Cut approx. 7 inch tail.  Using yarn needle, remove all sts from DPNs or magic loop, as if to purl.   Pull tail through sts to cinch the back of hat.  Using yarn needle, pull tail through to the inside of the hat.  Tie a knot and weave in ends.

For ties, cut a strand of yarn approx. 32 inches long and pull it in a loop through a front corner of your project. Pull the ends of the yarn through this loop (this attaches the yarn without any knots, and makes your project look smoother).   Repeat for the other side.

Baby 3-6 Months Lamb Overalls Pattern

Loosely cast on 21 sts onto straight needles

Rows 1-28: Alternate between purling and knitting, purling row 1

Row 29: P2tog, P2tog, P13, P2tog, P2tog (17 total sts)

Row 30: K2tog, K13, K2tog (15 total sts)

Row 31: P2tog, P11, P2tog (13 total sts)

Row 32: K2tog, K9, K2tog (11 total sts)

Rows 33-37: Alternate between knitting and purling, purling row 33

Row 38: K1, M1, K9, M1, K1 (13 total sts)

Row 39: Purl

Row 40: K1, M1, K1, M1, K9, M1, K1, M1, K1 (17 total sts)

Row 41: Purl

Row 42: K1, M1, K15, M1, K1 (19 total sts)

Row 43: Purl

Row 44: K1, M1, K17, M1, K1 (21 total sts)

Row 45-78: Alternate between purling and knitting, purling row 45

Bind off as if to purl

Fold together with the purled side (on the bottom portion) facing out, taking care to line up the knitted and purled sections.  Using a yarn or tapestry needle, sew the two side edges together – leave plenty of room for leg holes.  Weave in all ends.  Turn right side out.

Straps (Make 2):

Cast on 23 sts

Row 1: Purl

Row 2: K3, BO2 (Bind off 2), K3, BO2, K13

Row 3: P14, turn and CO2 (cast on 2), turn back and P3, turn and CO2, turn back and P2

Row 4: Knit

Bind off as if to purl

Layer the very bottom (end without button holes) of the straps together and attach them to the inside of the middle back of the overalls (purl side facing out).  Attach two buttons to the front outside of the overalls.  Fold the straps over and put the buttons through whichever hole will better fit the child.

3-6 Month Lamb Hat Knitting Pattern

CO 30 sts onto straight needles

Row 1: K2, *P2, K2* Repeat across

Row 2: P2, *K2, P2* Repeat across

Row 3: K2, *P2, K2* Repeat across

Rows 4-20: Alternate between knitting and purling, knitting row 4

With knit side facing, join in the round (move to double pointed needles) and place stitch marker.

Round 1: *K2tog, K3* Repeat around (24 total sts)

Round 2: *K2tog, K2* Repeat around (18 total sts)

Round 3: *K2tog, K1* Repeat around (12 total sts)

Round 4: *K2tog* Repeat around (6 total sts)

Do not bind off.  Cut approx. 7 inch tail.  Using yarn needle, remove all sts from DPNs or magic loop, as if to purl.   Pull tail through sts to cinch the back of hat.  Using yarn needle, pull tail through to the inside of the hat.  Tie a knot and weave in ends.

For ties, cut a strand of yarn approx. 34 inches long and pull it in a loop through a front corner of your project. Pull the ends of the yarn through this loop (this attaches the yarn without any knots, and makes your project look smoother).   Repeat for the other side.

 

Baby 6-12 Months Lamb Overalls Pattern

Loosely cast on 23 sts onto straight needles

Rows 1-35: Alternate between purling and knitting, purling row 1

Row 36: K2tog, K2tog, K15, K2tog, K2tog (19 total sts)

Row 37: P2tog, P15, P2tog (17 total sts)

Row 38: K2tog, K13, K2tog (15 total sts)

Row 49: P2tog, P11, P2tog (13 total sts)

Row 40: K2tog, K9, K2tog (11 total sts)

Rows 41-49: Alternate between purling and knitting, purling row 41

Row 50: K1, M1, K9, M1, K1 (13 total sts)

Row 51: Purl

Row 52: K1, M1, K1, M1, K9, M1, K1, M1, K1 (17 total sts)

Row 53: Purl

Row 54: K1, M1, K15, M1, K1 (19 total sts)

Row 55: Purl

Row 56: K1, M1, K17, M1, K1 (21 total sts)

Row 57: Purl

Row 58: K1, M1, K19, M1, K1 (23 total sts)

Rows 59-95: Alternate between purling and knitting, purling row 59

Bind off as if to knit

Fold together with the purled side (on the bottom portion) facing out, taking care to line up the knitted and purled sections.  Using a yarn or tapestry needle, sew the two side edges together – leave plenty of room for leg holes.  Weave in all ends.  Turn right side out.

Straps (Make 2):

Cast on 25 sts

Row 1: Purl

Row 2: K3, BO2 (Bind off 2), K3, BO2, K15

Row 3: P16, turn and CO2 (cast on 2), turn back and P3, turn and CO2, turn back and P2

Row 4: Knit

Bind off as if to purl

Layer the very bottom (end without button holes) of the straps together and attach them to the inside of the middle back of the overalls (purl side facing out).  Attach two buttons to the front outside of the overalls.  Fold the straps over and put the buttons through whichever hole will better fit the child.

6-12 Month Lamb Hat Knitting Pattern

CO 34 sts onto straight needles

Row 1: K2, *P2, K2* Repeat across

Row 2: P2, *K2, P2* Repeat across

Row 3: K2, *P2, K2* Repeat across

Rows 4-22: Alternate between knitting and purling, knitting row 4

With knit side facing, join in the round (move to double pointed needles) and place stitch marker.

Round 1: K2tog, K6, K2tog, K7, K2tog, K7, K2tog, K6 (30 total sts)

Round 3: *K2tog, K3* Repeat around (24 total sts)

Round 4: *K2tog, K2* Repeat around (18 total sts)

Round 5: *K2tog, K1* Repeat around (12 total sts)

Round 6: *K2tog* Repeat around (6 total sts)

Do not bind off.  Cut approx. 7 inch tail.  Using yarn needle, remove all sts from DPNs or magic loop, as if to purl.   Pull tail through sts to cinch the back of hat.  Using yarn needle, pull tail through to the inside of the hat.  Tie a knot and weave in ends.

For ties, cut a strand of yarn approx. 32 inches long and pull it in a loop through a front corner of your project. Pull the ends of the yarn through this loop (this attaches the yarn without any knots, and makes your project look smoother).   Repeat for the other side.

Lamb Ears Pattern

Front of First Ear:

Unless otherwise specified, the outer 2 sts of the ear will always be in white

CO 6 sts with white yarn onto straight needles

Row 1: Purl

Pick up pink yarn

Row 2: P2 (white), K2 with pink, P2 (white) (you will need to float your white yarn behind the ear)

Row 3: K2 (W), P2 (Pink), K2 (W – Make sure to wrap your yarn back around your needle as if to purl after finishing the first K2.  This will keep your white from showing on the pink)

Row 4: P2 (W), K2, (P), P2 (W – Make sure to wrap your yarn back around your needle as if to knit after finishing the first P2.  This will keep your white from showing on the pink)

Row 5: Repeat row 3

Row 6: P2 (W), K1, M1, K1 (P), P2 (W)  (7 total sts)

Row 7: K2 (W), P3 (P), K2 (W)

Row 8: P2 (W), K1, M1, K1, M1, K1 (P), P2 (W)  (9 total sts)

Row 9: K2 (W), P5, K2 (W)

Row 10: P2 (W), K2tog, K1, K2tog (P), P2 (W)  (7 total sts)

Row 11: Repeat row 7

Row 12: P2 (W), K2tog, K1 (P), P2 (W)  (6 total sts)

Row 13: Repeat row 3

Row 14: P2 (W), K2tog (P), P2 (W)  (5 total sts)

Cut pink yarn (leave a 12-14 inch tail)

Row 15: K2tog, K1, K2tog  (3 total sts)

Row 16: Purl

Row 17: K2tog, K1  (2 total sts)

Bind off

Use your pink yarn tail to stitch around the pink inside of the ear to secure it to the white.              Secure and weave in all ends.  Set aside.

 

Front of Second Ear:

Unless otherwise specified, the outer 2 sts of the ear will always be in white

CO 6 sts with white yarn onto straight needles

Row 1: Purl

Pick up pink yarn

Row 2: P2 (white), K2 with pink, P2 (white) (you will need to float your white yarn behind the ear)

Row 3: K2 (W), P2 (Pink), K2 (W – Make sure to wrap your yarn back around your needle as if to purl after finishing the first K2.  This will keep your white from showing on the pink)

Row 4: P2 (W), K2, (P), P2 (W – Make sure to wrap your yarn back around your needle as if to knit after finishing the P2.  This will keep your white from showing on the pink)

Row 5: Repeat row 3

Row 6: P2 (W), K1, M1, K1 (P), P2 (W)  (7 total sts)

Row 7: K2 (W), P3 (P), K2 (W)

Row 8: P2 (W), K1, M1, K1, M1, K1 (P), P2 (W)  (9 total sts)

Row 9: K2 (W), P5, K2 (W)

Row 10: P2 (W), K2tog, K1, K2tog (P), P2 (W)  (7 total sts)

Row 11: Repeat row 7

Row 12: P2 (W), K1, K2tog (P), P2 (W)  (6 total sts)

Row 13: Repeat row 3

Row 14: P2 (W), K2tog (P), P2 (W)  (5 total sts)

Cut pink yarn (leave a 12-14 inch tail)

Row 15: K2tog, K1, K2tog  (3 total sts)

Row 16: Purl

Row 17: K1, K2tog  (2 total sts)

Bind off

Use your pink yarn tail to stitch around the pink inside of the ear to secure it to the white.  Secure and weave in all ends.  Set aside.

Back of First Ear:

CO 6 sts with white yarn onto straight needles

Rows 1-5: Alternate between purling and knitting, purling row 1

Row 6: K3, M1, K3  (7 total sts)

Row 7: Purl

Row 8: K3, M1, K1, M1, K3  (9 total sts)

Row 9: Purl

Row 10: K2, K2tog, K1, K2tog, K2  (7 total sts)

Row 11: Purl

Row 12: K2, K2tog, K3 (6 total sts)

Row 13: Purl

Row 14: K2, K2tog, K2  (5 total sts)

Row 15: P2tog, P1, P2tog  (3 total sts)

Row 16: Knit

Row 17: P2tog, P1  (2 total sts)

Bind off.

Cut yarn with a 14-16 inch tail and secure.  Put the front piece of first ear together with this back piece (knit side of pink on front, and knit side of back should be together) and use your yarn tail to seam the sides of the ear together.  Do not seam the bottom.  Secure end and cut yarn and weave in the end.  Turn ear right side out.

Fold the very base of the ear and use your yarn needle and a separate piece of yarn to secure the fold, and then secure the ear to the side of the hat.  The ear should be pointed downward slightly.

 Back of Second Ear:

CO 6 sts with white yarn onto straight needles

Rows 1-5: Alternate between purling and knitting, purling row 1

Row 6: K3, M1, K3  (7 total sts)

Row 7: Purl

Row 8: K3, M1, K1, M1, K3  (9 total sts)

Row 9: Purl

Row 10: K2, K2tog, K1, K2tog, K2  (7 total sts)

Row 11: Purl

Row 12: K3, K2tog, K2  (6 total sts)

Row 13: Purl

Row 14: K2, K2tog, K2  (5 total sts)

Row 15: P2tog, P1, P2tog  (3 total sts)

Row 16: Knit

Row 17: P1, P2tog  (2 total sts)

Bind off.

Cut yarn with a 14-16 inch tail and secure.  Put the front piece of second ear together with this back piece (knit side of pink on front, and knit side of back should be together) and use your yarn tail to seam the sides of the ear together.  Do not seam the bottom.  Secure end and cut yarn and weave in the end.  Turn ear right side out.

Fold the very base of the ear and use your yarn needle and a separate piece of yarn to secure the fold, and then secure the ear to the side of the hat.  The ear should be pointed downward slightly.

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