Top Five Best Baby Yarns

When you start knitting and crochet for babies, especially if your work is going to be used as props for newborn photography, you will quickly discover that the yarn does matter!  It is the most important factor for baby knits.  Even if the pattern is awesome and your yarn matches up with the gauge and weight required, if you don’t have a soft and cozy looking yarn it will be evident in the end result.  That is why I have created this list of my top 10 knitting and crochet yarns for you newborn or baby project.

My Top 5 Best Baby Yarns

1.  Revery Worsted Weight Yarn from Knitpicks.com

Newborn Pixie Hat Pattern

Why do I love this yarn?  First of all, it is so very soft since it is 80% baby Alpaca.

Second, you can’t go wrong with the cost.   At the moment, most colours are selling at $5.99 for a 50g ball which is enough to knit up a pant and bonnet set.

I also love that it has a bit of a halo to it, which really brings out the cozy cuddly look that is the trend right now in newborn photography.

Newborn Bonnet Knitting Pattern

Newborn Pixie Hat Knitting Pattern

Patterns for the bonnets featured in these photos can be purchased from my Etsy store:

2.  Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice Worsted Weight Yarn

Best Baby YarnThis heavy worsted weight yarn is another fav of mine.  This yarn builds fast and is quite sturdy, yet still soft enough to be comfortable on the delicate skin of a little one.

Another bonus is that you can find it at Michaels or online at Amazon: Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice Yarn

Crochet Baby Bonnet and Pant Set Pattern

 

3.  Aloft Super Kid Mohair Yarn from Knitpicks.com

Newborn Mohair Wrap Pattern Mohair yarns are my go to for newborn wraps and layering blankets.  Aloft Super Kid Mohair is 75% mohair and 35% silk, resulting in a luxuriously soft and fluffy yarn.  Since it is a lace weight yarn, I like to use larger needles or hooks with it so that it will build up faster.

This mohair yarn is also really great for the newborn sized bonnets used in newborn photography as seen below.

Crochet Mohair Bonnet Pattern

Wrap Pattern (Top)

Bonnet Pattern (Left)

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.  Berocco Folio from Loveknitting.com

Newborn Boy Pants Knitting PatternThis DK weight yarn feels so luxurious!  Like the Revery Worsted yarn, it has Alpaca in it, which gives it a super soft feel.

Because it is a lighter weight yarn, the result is a really soft and light weight fabric with the perfect drape for newborn pants and hats.

Knit Pant and Hat Set Pattern (Right)

 

 

 

 

5. Pattons Lace from Loveknitting.com

SwaddleSack  Cocoon Crochet PatternThis yarn has a nice halo and looks similar to a typical mohair yarn, but will cost you a lot less since it is 80%  acrylic.

Its also a bit thicker than most lace weight mohair brands, which I love since its is less delicate to work with.

Swaddle Sack Crochet Pattern

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