Pattern: Rock, Paper, Scissors, Lizard, Spock Bib


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

All budding little geniuses should grow up being familiar with this deliciously geeky variation of the classic rock-paper-scissors hand game. Even if your little one prefers to chew plastic letters instead of contemplating algebraic topology, this game will definitely come in handy as a decision-making tool when Junior starts begging for another cookie. And the bib itself will satisfy your inner clean freak. 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 9” x 13” when laid flat

Skills required

  • Knitting, purling
  • Chart reading
  • 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: DK weight: Approximately 115 yards of each colour - model used Diamond "Cantata", 100% mercerized cotton, 115yds/50g, colour 2580, and Nova "Amazon DK", 100% mercerized cotton, 110yds/50g, colour 817 
  • Needles: 
    • 3mm needles
    • 2.75mm DPNs (set of 5)
  • 2 stitch holders
  • Spare length of yarn about 8” long
  • Stitch marker, or whatever else you like to use to mark beginning of rounds
  • Tapestry needle (for grafting)
  • (optional) Safety pin


  • 44 sts (22 per side) and 31 rows to 4” in double knitting stocking stitch on 3mm 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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