Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Baby Bumper/Draught Excluder

We have a very hard and pointy brick edge around our hearth/fireplace, and with a young baby on the move any day now, we need a baby bumper, just in case of any falls!

My solution is a long knitted sausage full of padding to nestle up against the hearth, covering the hard edge.
Here is a picture of our lovely warm wood burner, it's coming to the end of the season of lovely fires and next year we will have to get ourselves a fire guard!

Living in a old cottage, it can be a bit drafty so I may find myself knitting another one as a draught excluder!

If you would like to make one:

1.Cast on 40 Stitches
2.Knit  in stocking stitch ( knit one row, purl one row) until desired length.
3.Cast off

To knit the 2 end pieces.

1.Cast on 4 stitches.  
2.Knit one row. Purl one row.
3.Knit one, and increase a stitch.  Knit until last 2 stitches.  Increase one and Knit one.
4.Purl row.
5. Repeat until you have 14 stitches
6.Knit one row. Purl one row
7.Knit one stitch. Knit 2 together.  Knit to last 3 stitches. Knit 2 together. Knit one.
8. Purl one row.
9. Repeat last 2 rows until remaining 4 stitches.
9. Cast off.

Sew up the main piece along the long side.
Sew one end piece onto the end of the main piece.
Turn right side out
Fill with stuffing.
Sew on second end piece to close up the open end.


  1. What a great idea as a bump guard! I am past the baby stage but all my friends are getting to it so I will need a little baby proofing! I could also do with a few draught excluders, we are renovating at the moment and our hall is freezing!!

    now following.

  2. Thanks for following Alison, glad you like the bump guard.
    Now following you back - great blog!


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