Baby toys are fun to make and great to give as a present for a small child or a baby. Do you know a baby or small child that you would like to make a toy for? If you knit you may love to make this project for the small child or baby in your life. Even if you are a beginning knitter you will be able to do this project.
A homemade toy is a personal gift since you put a lot of yourself in the project. My aunt made my sons hand knit gifts when they were small and now that they are older they still enjoy having these home made gifts that their great aunt made for them.
A hand knit gift is more then a toy. It can be a keepsake that someone can keep and be reminded that someone loves them enough to make them a present. It seems more special then a gift someone just went to the store and bought.
A ball is easy to knit and does not take a lot of time. It is a good gift for a beginning knitter to make and give to someone. You can make a hand knit ball in any color you want or even in several colors. You can make each section a different color if you wish.
Make a pink ball for a girl or a blue ball for a boy. Or make a neutral colored ball like yellow or green for a baby shower gift.
You can buy a store bought present and make the hand knit ball to put on the top of the gift instead of a bow.
These hand knit balls are easy to make and a child can grab them and play with them even if they have very small hands.
The materials you will need to make a hand knit ball is some fiberfill to stuff the ball with, some yarn in the color or colors of your choice and some knitting needles. This is a great project to use up all the extra small bits of yarn you have left over from other projects. I am always looking for patterns that can use up my left over yarns.
You can make this ball out of any type of yarn material like acrylic, wool or nylon. Silk is also a good type of yarn to use.
You will find the free knit ball pattern at http://www.redheart.co.uk/free-patterns/ball-baby?utm_source=pinterest&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=pinterest&crlt.pid=camp.EJr79Y2jaiZy.