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Toddler T-Shirt Vest: Pattern by Sam Lamb

striped toddler t-shirt vest

 This photo totally cracks me up- Apollo looks like he’s been studying How to Pose guides in fashion magazines…when really he just didn’t want his picture taken!

striped toddler t-shirt vest  I want to be sure to give credit where credit is due! The pattern for this Toddler T-Shirt Vest is from Sam Lamb. I am so thankful for the generosity of fellow knitters. This vest probably looks familiar, I’ve knit it several times for Apollo.

Here is the first one I ever knit him:

baby-t-shirt vest for Apollo

Look at those sweet, sad eyes…

{More pics of Apollo in his vest here}

Next I knit him this version:

two colored baby t-shirt vest 3442

Look at those mismatched teeth! So darling!

This was my absolute favorite version of this vest…then one of my children threw it in the diaper pail and it got washed on very hot water. Now it is a newborn size felted vest.

*sniff sniff*

{More photos of sweet Apollo in his vest here}

This is the Baby T-Shirt Vest, also from Sam Lamb. I did need to increase it quite a bit to fit my two-and-a-half year old.

Tilly and apollo in Fedoras - baby t-shirt vest

One thing I love about knitting is you can use the very same pattern and make little adjustments here and there to make it look entirely different. I love the bold stripes on Apollo’s latest sweater. It is knit with Cascade 220. The only downside is, I now want to buy three or four more skeins to knit more multi-striped goodness. Oh well, at least my hobby is making clothing for my children. It could be worse, right?

Tilly and Apollo. Striped toddler t-shirt vest.

How about you? Knit anything cute lately? Working on anything?

Leave a comment (or better yet link to a photo). I’d love to hear about it!


  1. Anna

    Oh, you know I’ll chime in! I’m adding pictures to my ravelry profile of everything I’m currently knitting. Maybe I’ll blog about it too. I was knitting during a dance class and a little girl sat next to me and started offering suggestions of what else I could knit. I started thinking…oh my goodness, I think I’ve knit just about everything! Except gloves with fingers. I won’t do fingers. I’ve been on such an obsessive knitting streak for the last two/three weeks that my hands are starting to get sore. I finished knit pants, a shawl (a small one), and I’m half-way through a neck-down sweater and a baby bib (my portable project). I’m also unraveling a failed shirt from a long time ago and making it a cowl. My husband calls me a knit wit.

  2. Kara

    I heard that Apollo refuses to let Brenna have his vest when he’s too big for it, because he loves it so much! It turned out really cute.
    I’m almost finished making a Gwen Stacy hat for Devon out of an amazing alpaca you would probably love, but pictures will probably have to wait until she wears it to your house:)

    • bakersdozenandapolloxiv

      Well, Brenna’s mom is a *much* better knitter than I. You should bring a bunch of your knit stuff over, and I’ll photograph it for you.

  3. JoAbair

    I am knitting a pair of socks, I would share a picture but my knitting lives in my purse which is in the car and it is so very cold and snowy… It is a lovely bamboo/corn fiber yarn and it stretches! I am using a 0 needle to make them. They are for me, for once.

    • bakersdozenandapolloxiv

      Allie- thanks for sharing! I just left a couple of comments over at your blog. Happy knitting!

  4. Anthea

    Hi there, I love this little vest on Apollo. I’ve been looking at this pattern from Sam Lamb’s website also and I would like to knit it for my nearly 2 year old who is a big little fella. I’m wondering how you went about increasing the size of this vest? Did you keep the neck the same sizeable the pattern or increase that also? Did you use 8 ply?
    Thanks so much. Anthea

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