Now that fall has finally arrived, out knitting needles are picking up speed and producing more projects than ever! There’s just something about the slight change in temperature around this time of year that gets us beyond excited for making warm, toasty garments for those we loved most, which naturally means that we get a lot of knitting done for our kids between September and October. Because they’re still quite small, it’s amazing how quickly we really can finish even a whole sweater! This year, our daughter went through a huge growth spurt and grew out of most of the hand knitted things we loved to dress her in previously, so we’ve been particularly on the lookout for fantastic fall knitting patterns that will help us make cute things for little girls.
Just in case you’re as interested in doing some fall knitting for the little ladies in your life as we have been lately, if not more, here are 15 of the cutest and most classic or unique looking patterns that we’ve come across so far in our search!
1. Twisted stitch poncho with side buttons
When we were little, one of the first things we received from our older knitting relatives besides the little baby knits we’d worn since basically the day we were born was a funny little poncho. Much to our amusement, ponchos have been trending in knitted kids’ fashion again lately, so we couldn’t resist making sure we had at least one poncho pattern bookmarked as an option for our projects this year! We’re particularly fond of this twisted stitch design from Athenbys that has a lot of cute detail, right down to the buttons on each side.
2. Lacy romper suit with pockets and ties
Is your daughter actually still quite little and you’re looking for adorable romper style suits that will be warmer than what she wore all summer but still good for her to wear on a warm, sunny fall day? Well, if you’re open to the challenge of a little bit of very simple lace and eyelet knitting, then we think perhaps these absolutely stunning lacy romper suits with pockets and ties, featured on Start Knitting, might be just what you’re looking for.
3. Basic, easy knitted hat for kids
Are you actually still closer to being a beginner knitter, so you’re looking for a simple fall garment that will look cute on your little girl and maybe even work for winter as the weather gets colder? In that case, we think you’ll be pleased to learn about this adorable knitted hat pattern from Little Red Window that will actually look great on any kid, no matter who they are. We keep this pattern bookmarked and knit it all the time, simply swapping colours according to what each child likes.
4. Matilda cardigan
Have you been knitting for a while now and you’re intent on making your daughter a cute fall sweater, but you’re looking for one with a bit more styling or structure than you’ve tried so far, even though you’re not ready for very complicated lace or things like difficult construction techniques? In that case, we’d suggest taking a look at this adorable short-sleeve fall cardigan from Love Knitting! Their detailed come in thanks primarily to the stitching detail, which we have no doubt you can handle since you’ve made her sweaters before.
5. Baby girl cloche hat
If you’re going to make a hat for your little girl to wear this fall, would you actually rather put your time and effort into one that looks a little more explicitly feminine? Well, this adorable little knitted cloche style hat complete with a seed stitch bow is just about the cutest thing we’ve seen all season, so we’d certainly suggest taking a look how Makerist made it happen in surprisingly few simple steps!
6. Baby Lace dress
Did we really catch your attention when we started talking about very simple lace fall patterns to dress your little girl in this fall, but you’re just not sure she’ll enjoy the feeling of wearing a onesie like we showed you before? Well, just the fact that you’re dressing her in knitted clothing will keep her a little warmer than the rest of the season, so maybe you’d rather give her a bigger range of motion by knitting a cute little lace dress instead! Get the full details for this pretty design on Free Knitting Patterns.
7. Cat ears knitted hat
Has your little girl’s style always been a little bit more character based and playful than some of the things you’ve seen so far and you’d rather make her a hat that you know she’ll want to wear, just to make sure your work gets the mileage it really deserves? Well, we can certainly recommend this adorable cat ears hat featured on Patty Mac Knits very highly indeed, since our own daughter wore the one we made her last year until it needed patching up- twice!
8. Lace yoke and seed stitch border girls’ sweater
Did we catch your attention when we started talking about the little t-shirt cardigan we showed you earlier, but you’re just not sure it’s quite the style for you because you were actually hoping for something that had a least a little bit of simple lace? In that case, we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how So Sue made this lovely little sweater that has lace near the yoke and some seed stitch around the edges for contrast.
9. Clara dress
Were you hoping to make a pretty knitted fall dress for your little girl but she’s just a little bit too big and tall for the design we showed you earlier, since it’s actually a pattern meant for baby’s and young toddlers? Then we’d definitely encourage you to take a look at how Karin Vestergaard Mathiesen made this breathtakingly beautiful Clara dress instead! This is another design where the construction is simple but the beauty is really in the stitch details.
10. Cabled girl’s raglan pullover
Have you actually been scrolling through our list and hoping to come across a more classic looking pattern that will put your carefully honed and rather impressive cabling skills to good use? Well, we certainly can’t blame you for that; we’re completely obsessed with cabling too and we also can’t get enough of making our kids raglan sweaters! Check out how Start Knitting merged those two fantastic ideas into one great pattern.
11. Apple hat
If you’re going to knit something adorable for your daughter this fall, would you rather it be a cute thing that will suit her but that she can also pass down to her baby brother once he gets a little bit bigger and she grows out of it? Well, there aren’t always many things that can be passed between siblings of the opposite gender without looking obviously made for the brother or sister (which we personally don’t mind), but this adorable little apple hat from Little Red Window is just so darn cute that you could put it on anyone and it would still be impressive.
12. Blue Belle vintage dress
Were you very intrigued indeed by the idea of making your little girl a knitted dress for fall, but you’ve also actually been scrolling through our list thinking about how nice it would be to come across a vintage pattern so you can make her something darling and old fashioned? In that case, we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how Icky The Cat made this fantastic vintage piece that’s covered in adorable baubles for texture nad personality.
13. Vintage cardigan coat
Are you actually quite a quick knitter and you’ve been looking for a piece that your little girl can really show off, with lots of detail involved so that it looks like the kind of lovingly handmade thing that you probably won’t find in stores? Then we’re convinced this wonderfully vintage knitted fall coat pattern outlined step by step on Icky The Cat is absolutely the project for you. If stitch detail has ever interested you, this project is basically a dream!
14. Knitted baby girls’ dungarees
Are you actually still thining about how much you did like the idea of a knitted onesie like we showed you earlier but you’re just not sure your little girl will enjoy the feeling of the yarn, no matter how soft, on her torso without putting a shirt underneath? Well, we can understand that since we also have sensitive skin near our neck, but we can also see how putting something under the first design we featured might feel too hot. Instead, maybe you’d get along better with these adorable knitted dungarees outlined on Knitted Patterns!
15. Cabled sweater dress
Have we actually overwhelmed you a little bit now that you’ve seen so many option and you’re finding that you’re having a lot of trouble choosing between making your daughter a cute knitted call dress and a cabled sweater? Well, what if we told you that you could actually merge the two ideas into one adorable outfit? It’s as easy as following this fantastic pattern featured on Red Heart.
Have you knit other stunning autumn things for the little girls in your life before that they looked darling in and that you really enjoyed making but that you don’t see anything similar to here on our list? Link us to photos of your finished work and the knitting pattern so we can all give it a try too!