Friday, January 6, 2012

Dolly Knits - Winter Gear

AG in her winter gear

I looooved American Girl dolls when I was little. By the time I was 13, I had four: Samantha, Felicity, Kirsten and a Girl of Today (the one above). My sister had a few, too, and we were both totally obsessed. We didn't have a ton of outfits and accessories, though - holy, expensive!

So when my sister told me that my niece, Madigan, would be receiving her first full-sized American Girl doll, and her baby sister, Emlyn, would be gifted a Bitty Baby, I knew I had to knit them some less-expensive accessories.

I scoured Ravelry for good patterns, but my findings were a bit lacking. There's a lot of dowdy dresses, but not much in the way of cute, modern accessories. So I came up with my own pattern!

Green Winter Gear
Bitty Baby Winter Gear for Emlyn

Pink Winter Gear
American Girl Winter Gear for Madigan

The idea for the hat was based on Pickles' From Norway With Love Hat - but it's doll-sized! I knit a matching double-knit scarf with hearts, and came up with little mittens. 

I'm planning to put together a little pattern so all those American Girl Doll-lovers out there can have their own set!

Bitty Baby in her winter gear
Bitty in her Winter Gear


  1. These are so cute! I'll tell you what this past summer I got together with my 3 best friends at one of the girls house and her mom had just sent over all her AG stuff we spent at least and hour dressing her dolls and looking through really old catalogs, it was great! I think we all left wanting to pull our dolls out of storage. I'm sure one day your nieces will loving telling their friends all about how their aunt knit those hats and mitts!

  2. The girls love these. Ellie has tried a few times to wear the hat herself. But overall they are a wonderful addition to the dolls wardrobes.

  3. I'll be keeping an eye out for your pattern. My little girl is still a bit young for an AG doll but her aunt has a Kit doll to pass down with she is old enough. She will be so excited to have winter gear to go with her!

  4. CUTEST!! Omg, I love making clothes and accessories for my niece's dolls. Your scarf set is adorable.


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