Pattern: Zombaby Bib


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

Zombies and babies have one thing in common – they are very messy eaters! Whether the cause of your personal laundry apocalypse is pablum or brains, a good bib can make all the difference. And this one has a lot of advantages. 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. It fits on over baby’s head, so it’s hard for wee ones to take off by themselves – even the crawling dead! And if your ravenous little monster is still hungry after their meal, the bib even has a finger for them to suck…or gnaw on, depending on their preference, of course.

(In lieu of actual brains, try blobs of tomato sauce for that lovely gory look!)


  • One size fits all; to fit head circumferences up to about 17.5”
  • Finished measurements: about 8.5” x 13.25” 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)
  • Grafting (aka Kitchener Stitch)
  • Double knitting know-how, including picking up stitches along edges (explained in pattern)

Materials needed

  • Yarn: Worsted weight, approximately 70 yards of each colour - model used Bernat "Handicrafter Cotton", 100% cotton, 80yds/50g, colours 84 Sage Green and 85 Jute
  • Needles: 
    • 4.5mm needles
    • 4mm 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


  • 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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