Pattern: Double the Love Bib

Also available as part of an eBook, Flip for the next Feed: Five reversible baby bibs

What better way to show love for a little one than a bib filled up with hearts? And this bib’s smaller size makes it great for catching both food spills and teething-induced drool! It’s reversible, so you can flip it for the next feeding if the first side gets messy. It’s double-thick, so it’s extra-absorbent. And it fits on over baby’s head, so it’s hard for wee ones to take off by themselves!


  • One size fits all; to fit head circumferences up to about 17.5”
  • Finished measurements: about 8.25” x 11” when laid flat

Skills required

  • Knitting, purling
  • Chart reading
  • Cables (explained in pattern)
  • Working in the round with DPNs (two circulars or the magic loop technique are also good alternatives)
  • Double knitting know-how, including picking up stitches along edges (explained in pattern)

Materials needed

  • Yarn: Worsted weight, approximately 62 yards of each colour - model used Bernat "Handicrafter Cotton", 100% cotton, 80yds/50g, colours 13530 Country Red and 00030 Pale Yellow
  • Needles:
    • 4.5mm needles
    • 4mm DPNs (set of 5)
  • Cable needle
  • 2 stitch holders
  • Spare length of yarn about 8” long
  • Stitch marker, or whatever else you like to use to mark beginning of rounds
  • (optional) Safety pin


  • 28 sts (14 per side) and 21 rows to 4” in double knitting stocking stitch on 4.5mm needles
    Exact gauge is not necessary since bibs don’t require precise fitting; however, if your gauge is a bit off, it’s better to knit larger than smaller, in order to ensure that the opening for the head isn’t too snug.

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