A knitted poncho is a winter staple to keep your kids warm and cozy. Here are some amazing ideas to inspire you to pick up your knitting needles and make them some new ones!
Knitted Poncho Inspirations For A Warm and Cozy Winter
It’s such a struggle dressing my kids during winter. They don’t like the layers, they lose their hats and mittens, the winter storage situation is out of whack… my list of reasons to hate winter clothing seems to be endless! But that was only until I discovered the wonders of the homemade knitted poncho. This effortless and classic design makes it perfect everyone, from babies to teenagers. My kids have since discovered how fun it is to choose their colors for their handmade knitted poncho, and they love wearing them because it’s just so warm and comforting—like a big hug from mom! I can’t wait to knit this year’s batch of ponchos—I’m using this list as my mood board, and I hope you will too!
1. Blue Striped Poncho
What a timeless yet funky pattern! Keeping the colors within one color family really gives this knitted poncho an edge. Blue is a great idea to start with because it will always go perfectly with a pair of jeans!
2. Buttoned Poncho With Matching Headband
How sweet is this knitted poncho inspiration? A matching knitted headband is such a light bulb moment! The heart-shaped buttons are pure adorableness! Even with such a neutral color, this knitted poncho set is so girly—your little one will feel just like a princess!
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3. Cable Knit Poncho With Leaves
That diamond pattern, that amazing cowl neck, and those leaves—I don’t know what I like best about this showstopper of a knitted poncho! What a way to make a statement!
4. Cellular Knit Kids Poncho
Doesn’t this look like the comfiest, warmest knitted poncho ever? The small hints of other hues scattered here and there give this poncho a beautifully homemade look, plus combining two different stitch styles gives it quite an edge!
5. Chunky Hooded Poncho
My kids always seem to lose their hats during wintertime—and it makes me lose my temper! This hooded poncho idea is ingenious because it means you have two-in-one protection against the cold at all times. This idea just saved me and my kids a lot of grief!
6. Dream Poncho
Even a basic knit hoodie makes such a cute impact when paired with a matching bonnet! Plus, your little one stays extra warm, thanks to the hat.
7. Hooded Knitted Poncho With Pompoms
Isn’t this a striking knitted poncho idea? A deep plum color really draws the eye, but that cute pair of pompoms attached to the hood keeps it playful and fresh. Just goes to show that with such a basic knitting pattern, you can still play around with colors and extra details to make your kids’ knitted poncho stand out!
8. Little Red Riding Hood Baby Poncho
Who doesn’t want their little girls to look just like Little Red Riding Hood? But this knitted poncho is no costume—the fine knitting work makes it an essential winter wardrobe essential. This classic style makes it timeless and perfect for passing on to younger siblings or cousins!
9. Song of Spring Poncho
The large braided detail in front of the poncho already gives it a lot of interest, but when coupled with a striking color like turquoise—major wow! Give this idea a try when making your own knitted poncho for kids!
10. Striped Hooded Poncho
This is the most amazing knitted poncho I have ever seen! Equal parts practical and whimsical, this is exactly what kids should be wearing during the wintertime! I bet my kids wouldn’t want to take this one off even when spring comes!
Aren’t these knitted poncho pegs so inspiring? I can’t wait to make matching sets for me and the kids! If you want a more in-depth how-to, watch this video by Ruby Stedman below:
I am loving how these knitted poncho ideas are helping me ward off the winter gloom! Knitting is a great way to spend your free time indoors, so I really hope you give any of these knitted ponchos a shot!
Which knitted poncho did you like best? Will you attempt your own knitted poncho for your little one? Tell me in the comments below!
Need some more knitting in your life? Check out these 17 Knitted Scarves You Can Make In This Cold Weather for a fun new project!