Joyful Baby Hat and Booties Set

Joyful Baby Hat and Booties (updated 2017)  Original Version still available

Yarn: Washable Worsted Yarn    

Gauge: 4.25 sts and 4.5 ridges per 1″

Needles:  Straight Needles / Circular or Straight Needles for Hat, Gauge determines needle size

Foot Sizes: Newborn (3.5”), 3-6 months (4”)

Hat sizes: Newborn (13”), 3-6 months (14”)

Designer: DeeAnn H       Website: https://joyfulintribulation.wordpress.com/

I re-did this pattern a year later because I learned that everyone’s gauge is different and I wanted to make it simple and have just one pattern in worsted for Newborn size with size 3-6 months in parenthesis.

Cast on 19 sts (23 sts)

Row 1:  RS –  kfb in 1st st, k7 (k9) , kfb in next 2 sts, k7 (k9)  kfb, k1  – 23 sts (29 sts)

Row 2, 4, 6, and 8:  knit only

Row 3: kfb in 1st st, k9 (k11) , kfb in next 2 sts, k9 (k11), kfb, k1  – 27 sts (31 sts)

Row 5: kfb in 1st st, k11 (k13), kfb in next 2 sts, k11 (k13), kfb, k1  – 31 sts (33 sts)

Row 7: k14 (k16), kfb in next 2 sts, k15 (k17)  – 33 sts (37 sts)

Row 9: k15 (k17), kfb in next 2 sts, k16 (k18)  – 35 sts  (39 sts)

Row 10-14:  starting and ending on WS knit 5 rows   – 35 sts (39 sts)

Row 15: RS –  k20 (k22), ssk, turn  – 34 sts (38 sts)

Row 16 – 26 (28) : wyif  sl 1 st from right needle to left needle, wyib slip that same st back to right needle, k6, ssk, turn , repeat this row until there are 8 sts (9 sts) unworked on right needle before you turn and have a total of 23 sts (25 sts) on WS.

Row 27 (29) :  RS –  wyif sl 1 st from right needle to left needle, wyib slip that same st back to right needle, k to end of row  – 23 sts (25 sts)

Row 28- 29 (30-31):  knit Only  – 23 sts (25 sts)

Row 30 (32):  eyelet row  – k1, *YO, k2 tog*, repeat * to * to the end of row. –  23 sts (25 sts)

Row 31-39 (33-43):  Garter knit 9 (11) rows  – 23 sts (25 sts) [note: if you want to do 1 x 1 rib for cuff, kfb 1 st at the beginning of row 30 (32) to make 24 sts (26 sts) and *k1. p1* for 20 rows]

Row 40 (44): bind off loosely from wrong side. Leave about 14” of tail. Fold right sides inside and seam back and sole of bootie.

For ties: With an F size (3.75 mm) crochet hook, chain 80 (82).  With thumb nail scoot up end chains so it makes tight knots at ends so you can trim the excess yarn after weaving them through the eyelet holes.

Matching fold brim hat: Cast on 56 (60) sts, join in the round if working in the round. Garter stitch for 7 1/2 (8) inches ending on a purl or wrong side row, and then *k2tog* each knit or right side row until you have about 7-8 sts left for a gathered crown.  Close up remaining sts with end tail and knot on inside and weave in ends. For flat garter stitch on straight needles, seam up sides with mattress stitch. It might be easier to leave a long tail at the beginning and gather up remaining sts, secure and weave inside the crown of hat.

k – knit, RS – Right Side, WS – Wrong Side, kfb – knit front and back for a single increase, wyif – with yarn in front, wyib – with yarn in back, sts – stitches, garter stitch – alternating knit and purl rows on right side. See YouTube on how to seam garter stitch.

Rolled Cuff Baby Socks

Sizes: 0-3 Months (3.25-3.75″), for 3-6 months go up one needle size (3.75-4.25″)

Yarn: Medium Worsted (Caron Jumbo or Red Heart With Love)

Gauge 17 sts= 4”

Tools   #7 (4.5mm) DPNs or needles for gauge

               1 lock or split ring stitch marker

Cast on 20 sts on 3 needles, Join in the round

Cuff: Stockinette for 1  1/4” (7 rounds), pm at the start.

Heel Flap: K10 sts all onto Needle 1

Sl rem 3 unworked sts of Needle 2 and place on Needle 3. Work the following on Needle 1:

  1. Sl 1, P9, turn

  2. Sl 1, K9, turn

Repeat last 2 rows three more times (total 8 rounds ending on knit round)

Turn Heel on same Needle 1:

Sl 1,  P4, P2tog, P1, turn (2 sts unworked)

Sl 1, K1, k2tog, K1, turn (2 sts unworked)

Sl 1, P2, P2tog, P1, turn

Sl 1, K3, K2tog, K1,  do not turn

With unused Needle 2, pick up 5 sts from side of heel flap, Needle 3: K10  (instep of foot), With Needle 4, pick up 5 sts of heel flap, with the same needle, Knit 3 stitches from turned heel., Slip unworked 3 sts of turned heel on Needle 1 and put on Needle 2.  This is now the new beginning of round, place marker.

Sts should be as follows: Needle 1: 8 sts, Needle 2: 10 sts, Needle 3: 8 sts   (26 sts)

Heel Gusset:

  1. Needle 1: K to last 3 sts on needle, K2tog, K1, Needle 2: K10, Needle 3: K1, SSK, K to end

  2. Knit only

Repeat these 2 rounds until you are back to a total of 20 sts.

St St for 1“ (5-7 rounds), pm on 1st st

Toe:

  1. Needle 1: K to last 3 sts, K2tog, K1, Needle 2: K1, SSK, K to last 3 sts, K2tog, K1, Needle 3, K1, SSK, K to end

  2. Knit only

Repeat these 2 rows until you have a total of 12 sts.

With Needle 3, Knit 3 sts of Needle 1 so you now have only 2 needles with 6 stitches on each needle.

Graft remaining sts of toe and weave in ends.

Variation: Make cuff into a garter cuff.

*Updated 6-14-17

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Knitted Cotton Baby Boot Socks

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This is a pattern that it out there but I tweaked it a little so that it has more of a wide foot, mirror stitches and the sole is more shaped. Cotton is not stretchy and not all patterns work with this yarn. Use the 3-6 months size if the bootie comes out smaller than 3.25″ in the 0-3 month size.

Needle: #7 (4.5 mm) straight needles to seam up back or use DPNs to do in the round

Yarn: #4 – 100% Cotton    Gauge: 4.15 sts/1″ or   16.5 sts/4″ 

Sizes: 0-3 Months 3.5″ foot,  3-6 months 4″ foot

Cast on 25 (29) sts starting at sole

Row 1: kfb, k10 (12), kfb twice, k10 (12), kfb, k1 (29, 33 sts)

Row 2-10: knit in garter stitch for 9 rows (29, 33 sts)

Row 11: k10 (12), k2tog, pm, k5, pm, ssk, k10(12) (27, 31 sts)

Row 12: p to 2 sts before marker, p2tog tbl,  sm, p5, sm, p2tog, purl to end of row

Row 13: k to 2 sts before marker, k2tog, sm, k5, sm, ssk, knit to end of row

Row 14-15: Repeat rows 12 and 13 one time (2 times) (19 sts)

Row 16-17: knit stockinette 2 rows and remove stitch markers (19 sts)

Row 18: kfb, *k1, p1*9 times for 1×1 rib fold over cuff (20 sts)

Row 19-35: *k1, p1* 17 (19) rows for 1×1 rib fold over cuff (20 sts)

Row 36: Bind off loosely with 16″ tail

Seam up back and mattress stitch the sole, weave in ends.

Variations:  For a garter cuff , garter knit for 5 rows after row 17 and bind off  loosely from wrong side or purl row for a 4 ridge cuff. 1) For roll cuff, stockinette stitch for 7-8 rows after decreases, then bind off loosely. For the 0-3 month size, you might want to do an extra decrease row because without a rib cuff it is a little loose so after completing last decrease, repeat row 12 to make a total of 17 sts.

See this page for abbreviations and let me know if something is wrong with the pattern. 🙂

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Chunky Knitted Baby Sweater

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This is a quick, easy, simple top-down raglan sweater that is even good for your first sweater project. I made it chunky so you can make them for charity with less than 1 skein. You will be surprised how easy it is!

Needles: #9 or 5.5mm or #10 6.0 mm needles 16″ length  and #9 or #10 matching  Double Pointed Needles for the sleeves (If you know how to do magic loop, do the whole sweater with a long cabled circular needle (36-40″ approx)

Stitch Markers:  4 stitch markers (3 in one color and 1 in another color)

Yarn: #5 Bulky Washable Soft Yarn

0-6 Months (6-12 Months)  gauge  13 sts = 4″

Measurements: Body is 18″ (20″) Circumference  and Sleeve from the underarm is 3.5″ (4.5″) in length

Body Starting with collar:

Cast on 40(42) sts and join in the round

Row 1-3: *k2, p1* for 2 x 2 rib (*k2, p1* for 2×1 rib)

Row 4: K6, pm, K14 (K15), pm, K6, pm, K14 (K15) pm     Note: color A  for the first 3 markers and color B for the 4th marker to show where the beginning of each row is.

Row 5: *M1L, K to 1 sts before marker, M1R, K1, slip marker to right needle*  Repeat until end of row for a 4 stitch increase.

Row 6: K only

Rows 7-20 (22): Repeat Rows 5 and 6 seven (eight) more times until you have a total of 104 (114) sts  or 22 (24) sts for each sleeve area or 30 (33) sts for each body area

Row 23(25): Sl 22 (24) sts onto scrap yarn and tie in a bow so we can work on it later. This is the first sleeve. K30 (33) This is front of the sweater. Sl 22 (24) sts onto a scrap yarn and tie in a bow. This is the 2nd sleeve we will work on later. K30 (33) This is the back of the sweater. The body of the top is now 60 (66) sts.

Row 24 (26): K for 3″ (4″)

Row 36-39 (42-45): *k2, p1* for 2 x 2 rib (*k2, p1* for 2×1 rib) for 3 rows

Row 37 (46): Bind Off and weave in end for the hem.

Sleeves:

Row 23- 33(25-39): Put the live stitches on 3 DPNs and K for 2.5″ (3.5″) with yarn from the same skein and leave a yarn tail to hide the hole that happens normally under the arm when you’re ready to weave in ends.

Knit Baby Raglan SleevesRow 34-37 (40-43):  *k2, p1* for 2 x 2 rib (*k2, p1* for 2×1 rib) for 3 rows.

Row 38 (44): Bind Off and weave in ends for the hem.

 

Variation Ideas: The sky’s the limit!  Instead of rib you can try garter stitch or seed stitch. A center fat cable down the middle of the front is cute. Try making a roll edge by making 3 extra rows without rib so it can curl up. 1 x 1 Rib is cute.  Make it striped or do a fair isle design. Since you are not doing it in pieces do a fair isle design with a short repeat that goes all the way around the garment so you can carry over the colored yarn easier and not have a mess of yarn on the inside. Use 2 colors of DK at same time for a chunky color effect.

Knit Raglan Baby Sweaters


Abbreviations:

pm – place marker

k – knit

p – purl

Sl – Slip purlwise

M1R – Make one increase right leaning by using your left needle to pick up the yarn between the stitches from the back and knitting through the front of the yarn you picked up.

M1L – Make one increase left leaning by using your left needle to pick up the yarn between the stitches from the front and knitting through the back of the yarn you picked up.

** – repeat what is between asterisks over and over till the end of the row

 

 

If you find a mistake in this pattern, please let me know. I knit very loosely continental style and I used #9 needles with #5 yarn. Please go up in needle size if needed. If you would like to donate these to charity, please do. I am sure they will be needed during the winter months.

Dee Ann

Knitted Joyful Hat and Booties

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Joyful Hat and Booties

Yarn: Acrylic Baby or Worsted Yarn  (#2,#3, #4 or #5 yarn)

Needles: Size 2, 3, 5, 7 or 9 Straight Needles / Use 16″ Circulars for Newborn Hats

Foot Sizes: 5-6 lb Preemie (3”), Newborn (3.5”), 3-6 months (4”) Hat sizes: Preemie (12”), Newborn (13”), 3-6 months (14”)

Designer: DeeAnn H       Website: https://joyfulintribulation.wordpress.com/

This pattern is for easy basic knitted hat and basic booties. I did it for 5 different needle sizes. I knit loosely continental style. If you knit tighter than me, try going up in needle size. This is for a variety of yarns and needle sizes if you figure out which pattern works best for your yarn. The following patterns are for the Newborn size.  You can use a variety of stitch patterns and lengths for your own personal touches.

 

Joyful Booties Pattern A  : Needle size 2 (2.75 mm) #2 yarn

Cast on 23 sts

Row 1: (RS) kfb in 1st st, k9, kfb in next 2 sts, k9, kfb, k1 (27 sts)

Row 2, 4, 6, and 8: knit only

Row 3: kfb in 1st st, k11, kfb in next 2 sts, k11, kfb, k1 (31 sts)

Row 5: kfb in 1st st, k13, kfb in next 2 sts, k13, kfb, k1 (35 sts)

Row 7: k16, kfb in next 2 sts, k17 (37 sts)

Row 9: k17, kfb in next 2 sts, k18 (39 sts)

Row 10-18: starting and ending on WS knit 9  rows (39 sts)  

Row 19: (RS) k23, ssk, turn (38 sts)

Row 20-30: wyif sl 1 st from right needle to left needle, wyib slip that same st back to right needle, k8, ssk, turn (repeat this row until there are 9  sts unworked on right needle and have a total of 27 sts before you turn work.)

Row 31: (RS) wyif sl 1 st from right needle to left needle, wyib slip that same st back to right needle, k to end of row  (27 sts)

Row 32-33: knit only (27 sts)

Row 34: (optional) eyelet row  – k1, *YO, k2 tog*, repeat * to * to the end of row. (27 sts)

Row 35-49: knit only for 15 rows (27 sts) [note: if you want to do 1 x 1 rib for cuff, kfb 1 st at the beginning of row 34 to make 28 sts and *k1. p1* for 26 rows]

Row 50:  bind off loosely. Leave about 14” of tail. Fold right sides inside and seam back and sole.

For ties: With a size D (3.25 mm) crochet hook, chain 90. With thumb nail scoot up end chains so it makes tight knots at ends so that you can trim the edges after weaving them through the eyelet holes.

Optional design: knit rows 19 to 49 in stockinette for a different look. (Back of stockinette: P8, ssp, turn.) Top of cuff will be a roll cuff.  For an anklet bootie repeat rpt Row 20 two extra times ending with 25 sts total and Bind Off loosely.

Matching fold brim hat: size 2 needles take too long to knit a hat. Use Pattern B or C Hat.

 

Joyful Booties Pattern B: Needle size 3 (3.25 mm)  #2 or #3 yarn

Cast on 21 sts

Row 1:  (RS) kfb in 1st st, k8, kfb in next 2 sts, k8, kfb, k1 (25 sts)

Row 2, 4, 6, and 8:  knit only

Row 3: kfb in 1st st, k10, kfb in next 2 sts, k10, kfb, k1 (29 sts)

Row 5:  kfb in 1st st, k12, kfb in next 2 sts, k12, kfb, k1 (33 sts)

Row 7:  k15, kfb in next 2 sts, k16 (35 sts)

Row 9:  k16, kfb in next 2 sts, k17 (37 sts)

Row 10-16: starting and ending on WS knit 7 rows (37 sts)  

Row 17:  (RS) k22, ssk, turn (36 sts)

Row 18 – 28: wyif sl 1 st from right needle to left needle, wyib slip that same st back to right needle, k8, ssk, turn (repeat this row until there are 8 sts unworked on right needle before you turn) (25 sts)

Row 29: (RS) wyif sl 1 st from right needle to left needle, wyib slip that same st back to right needle, k to end of row (25 sts)

Row 30-31: knit only (25 sts)

Row 32: (optional) eyelet row  – k1, *YO, k2 tog*, repeat * to * to the end of row. (25 sts)

Row 33-45:  knit only for 13 rows (25 sts) [note: if you want to do 1 x 1 rib for cuff, kfb 1st at the beginning of row 33 to make 26 sts and *k1. p1* for 24 rows]

Row 46:  bind off loosely. Leave about 14” of tail. Fold right sides inside and seam back and sole.

For ties: With a size E (3.5 mm) crochet hook, chain 86. With thumb nail scoot up end chains so it makes tight knots at ends so you can trim the edges after weaving them through the eyelet holes.

Optional design: knit rows 17 to 45 in stockinette for a different look. (Back of stockinette: P8, ssp, turn.) Top of cuff will be a roll cuff.  For an anklet bootie repeat rpt Row 18 two extra times ending with 23 sts total and Bind Off loosely.

Matching fold brim hat: Use size 3 circular needles 16” length and cast on 64 sts. (knit row 1, purl row 2 and repeat these for garter stitch)  Knit any stitch or pattern for 7” and then *k2tog* each row until you have 8 sts left for a gathered crown. Close up remaining sts with 8” end tail and knot on inside and weave in ends.

For an 8 section shaped crown: Start decreasing at 2.5” from top using DPNs. Row 1 -”K6, k2tog* (56 sts)  Row 2, 4, 6, 8 and 10 Knit only. Row 3 – ”K5, k2tog* (48 sts)  Row 3: *K4, K2tog* (40 sts) Row 5 – *K3, K2tog* (32 sts) Row 7: *K2, K2tog* (24 sts) Row 9: *K1 K2tog* (16 sts) Row 11: *K2tog* Close up remaining sts with 8” end tail and knot on inside and weave in ends.

 

Joyful Booties Pattern C: Needle size 5 (3.75 mm)  #3 or #4 yarn

Cast on 19 sts

Row 1:  (RS) kfb in 1st st, k7, kfb in next 2 sts, k7, kfb, k1 (23 sts)

Row 2, 4, 6, and 8:  knit only

Row 3: kfb in 1st st, k9, kfb in next 2 sts, k9, kfb, k1 (27 sts)

Row 5: kfb in 1st st, k11, kfb in next 2 sts, k11, kfb, k1 (31 sts)

Row 7: k14, kfb in next 2 sts, k15 (33 sts)

Row 9: k15, kfb in next 2 sts, k16 (35 sts)

Row 10-14:  starting and ending on WS knit 5 rows (35 sts)

Row 15: (RS) k20, ssk, turn (34 sts)

Row 16 – 26: wyif sl 1 st from right needle to left needle, wyib slip that same st back to right needle, k6, ssk, turn (repeat this row until there are 8 sts unworked on right needle before you turn and have a total of 23 sts)

Row 27:  (RS) wyif sl 1 st from right needle to left needle, wyib slip that same st back to right needle, k to end of row (23 sts)

Row 28- 29:  knit Only (23 sts)

Row 30: (optional) eyelet row  – k1, *YO, k2 tog*, repeat * to * to the end of row. (23 sts)

Row 31-41:  knit only 11  rows (23 sts) [note: if you want to do 1 x 1 rib for cuff, kfb 1 st at the beginning of row 31 to make 24 sts and *k1. p1* for 22 rows]

Row 42: bind off loosely. Leave about 14” of tail. Fold right sides inside and seam back and sole.

For ties: With an F size (3.75 mm) crochet hook, chain 82.  With thumb nail scoot up end chains so it makes tight knots at ends so you can trim the edges after weaving them through the eyelet holes.

Optional design: knit rows 15 to 41 in stockinette for a different look. (Back of stockinette: p6, ssp, turn.) Top of cuff will be a roll cuff.  For an anklet bootie repeat rpt Row 16 two extra times ending with 21 sts total and Bind Off loosely.

Matching fold brim hat: Use size 5 circular needles and cast on 56 sts. (knit row 1, purl row 2 and repeat these for garter stitch)  Knit any stitch or pattern for 7” and then *k2tog* each row until you have 8 sts left for a gathered crown.  Close up remaining sts with 8” end tail and knot on inside and weave in ends.

For an 8 section shaped crown: Start decreasing at 2” from top using DPNs. Row 1 –    ”K5, k2tog* (48 sts), Row 2, 4, 6 and 8 Knit only. Row 3: *K4, K2tog* (40 sts) Row 5 – *K3, K2tog* (32 sts) Row 5: *K2, K2tog* Row 7: *K1 K2tog* Row 9: *K2tog* Close up remaining sts with 8” end tail and knot on inside and weave in ends.

Joyful Booties Pattern D: Needle size 7 (4.5 mm)  #4 Yarn  (Updated 9-4-16)

Cast on 17 sts

Row 1:  (RS) kfb in 1st st, k6, kfb in next 2 sts, k6, kfb, k1 (21 sts)

Row 2, 4, and 6:  knit only

Row 3: kfb in 1st st, k8, kfb in next 2 sts, k8 kfb, k1 (25 sts)

Row 5:  kfb in 1st St, k10, kfb in next 2 sts, K10, K1 (29 sts)

Row 7: k13 kfb in next 2 sts, k14 (31  sts)

Row 8-12:  starting and ending on WS knit 5 rows (31 sts)

Row 13: (RS) k18, ssk, turn (30)

Row 14 – 22: wyif sl 1 st from right needle to left needle, wyib slip that same st back to right needle, k6, ssk, turn (repeat this row until there are 7 sts unworked on right needle before you turn and have a total of 21 sts)

Row 23: (RS) wyif sl 1 st from right needle to left needle, wyib slip that same st back to right needle, k to end of row (21 sts)

Row 24 -25:  knit only (21 sts)

Row 26: (optional) eyelet row  – (ws) k1, *YO, k2 tog*, repeat * to * to the end of row. (21sts)

Row 27-35:  knit only for 9  rows (21 sts) [note: if you want to do 1 x 1 rib for cuff, kfb 1 st at the beginning of row 27 to make 22 sts and *k1. p1* for 20 rows]

Row 36: – Loosely bind off. Leave about 14” of tail. Fold right sides inside and seam back and sole.

For ties: With a size G (4.25 mm) crochet hook, chain 78. With thumb nail scoot up end chains so it makes tight knots at ends so you can trim the edges after weaving them through the eyelet holes.

Optional design: knit rows 13 to 35 in stockinette for a different look. (Back of stockinette: p6, ssp, turn.) Top of cuff will be a roll cuff.  For an anklet bootie repeat rpt Row 14 two extra times ending with 19 sts total and Bind Off loosely

Matching fold brim hat with gathered crown: Use size 7 circular needles and cast on 48 sts. (k row 1, p row 2 and repeat these for garter stitch)  Knit any stitch for 7” and then on each knit row *k2tog* until you have 8 sts left. Close up and knot on inside and weave in ends. For an 8 section  shaped crown, see Pattern B Hat and start at Row 3 for Decreasing.

For an 8 section shaped crown: Start decreasing at 1  3/4 from top using DPNs.  Row 1 –  ”K4, k2tog* (40 sts), Row 2, 4, 6 and 8 Knit only. Row 3: *K3, K2tog* (32 sts) Row 5 – *K2, K2tog* (24 sts)  Row 7: *K1, K2tog* (24 sts) Row 7: * K2tog* Close up remaining 8 sts with 8” end tail and knot on inside and weave in ends.

 

Joyful Booties Pattern E: Needle size 9 (5.5 mm)  #5 Yarn

Cast on 15 sts

Row 1: (RS) kfb in 1st st, k5, kfb in next 2 sts, k5, kfb, k1 (19 sts)

Row 2, 4, and 6:  knit only

Row 3:  kfb in 1st st, k7, kfb in next 2 sts, k7 kfb, k1 (23 sts)

Row 5: kfb in 1st St, k9, kfb in next 2 sts, K9, K1 (27 sts)

Row 7: k12 kfb in next 2 sts, k13 (29  sts)

Row 8-10: starting and ending on WS knit 3 rows (29 sts)

Row 11: (RS) k17, ssk, turn (28 sts)

Row 12-20: (WS) wyif sl 1 st from right needle to left needle, wyib slip that same st back to right needle, k6, ssk, turn (repeat this row until there are 6 sts unworked on right needle before you turn ending with  19  sts)

Row  21: – (WS) wyif sl 1 st from right needle to left needle, wyib slip that same st back to right needle,  k to end of row (19 sts)

Row 22-23: knit only (19 sts)

Row 24: (optional) eyelet row  – (ws) k1, *YO, k2 tog*, repeat * to * to the end of row. (19sts)

Row 25-31: knit only for 7 rows (19 sts) [note: if you want to do 1 x 1 rib for cuff, kfb 1 st at the beginning of row 22 to make 20 sts and *k1. p1* for 18 rows]

Row 32: Loosely bind off.  Leave a 14” tail. Fold right sides inside and seam back and sole.

For ties: With a size H (5 mm) crochet hook, chain 74. With thumb nail scoot up end chains so it makes tight knots at ends so you can trim the edges after weaving them through the eyelet holes.

Optional design: knit rows 11 to 21 in stockinette for a different look. (Back of stockinette: p6, ssp, turn.) Top of cuff will be a roll cuff.  For an anklet bootie repeat rpt Row 18 two extra times ending with 17 sts total and Bind Off loosely.

Matching fold brim hat with gathered crown: Use size 9 circular 16” needles and cast on 40 sts. (k Row 1, p Row 2 and repeat Row 1 and 2 for garter stitch)  Knit any stitch for 7” and then on each knit row *k2tog* until you have 8 sts left. Close up and knot on inside and weave in ends.

For an 8 section shaped crown: Start decreasing at 1  1/4” from top using DPNs.  Row 1 –  ”K3, k2tog* (32 sts),  Row 2 and 4 Knit only. Row 3: *K2, K2tog* (24 sts) Row 5 – *K1, K2tog* (16 sts) Row 5:*K2tog* Close up remaining 8 sts with 8” end tail and knot on inside and weave in ends.

Hope you like the pattern! Cast on and photo your FOs 😀

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Textured Baby Blanket

Moss StitchSize: 36″ x 36″

Hook: K-hook (6.5 mm) – Tight stitch, approximately 1200 yards

L-hook (8 mm) – Looser stitch, approximately 900 yards

Yarn: #5 Bulky, Big Twist Rainbow Classic Yarn (brushed acrylic yarn) Pastels colorway

Stitch: Moss Stitch (multiples of 2 plus 1)

 

 

Pattern:

Foundation: Loosely chain 92 (82 for L-hook), sometimes it helps to use a larger hook that is 1-2 mm larger for the foundation chain only.

Row 1: Starting from 2nd chain from the hook, *sl st 1, hdc 1* sl st 1, repeat this to the end (91/81 sts), ch 1 and turn.

Row 2: * 1 hdc, 1 sl st * 1 hdc , repeat to the end. Ch 1 and turn. (91/81 sts) [note: make sure you are going through the back 2 loops when you do your slip stitch because it looks like there are 3 loops to put the hook into but this is just the texture of the pattern]

After you do two rows, check to see if it is 34 1/2″ wide. If it is way off, unravel and go back to the foundation chain and add or take away stitches to get close to this number. Continue repeating Row 1 and 2 until you have reached a total of 35 1/4″ in length. In last chain do a cluster of (1 hdc, ch1 , 1 hdc) to turn to unworked side. Continue Row 2 around all three unfinished sides of blanket making a cluster of stitches at each corner to turn work. Your finished blanket should be approximately 36″ square. Each row is approximately 3/4″

Textured Baby Blanket

 

 

Heirloom yarn

For an heirloom quality blanket, try organic cotton or a soft fine merino wool.  Acrylic is best for charity blankets because it can be washed in hot water and put into a dryer, but if it is for your own kids or someone you know, they probably would appreciate a nicer yarn with gentler care. A very soft acrylic chunky yarn is Bernat Softee Chunky but there are other really soft bulky yarns that might be more expensive but may be worth it.

 

 

Chunky Baby Booties

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CHUNKY NEWBORN BABY BOOTIES

size: Newborn (3.5-3.75″)

Yarn: #5 Bulky > Lion Brand Baby’s First Twinkle Toes Pink

J-Hook (6.0 mm)

 

Foundation: ch 7

Round 1: 2 hdc in the 3rd ch, 1 hdc in the next 3 chs, 6 hdc in the last ch. Working over tail on underside 1 hdc in the next chs, 2 hdc in the last ch. Sl st to top of first hdc.

Round 2: Ch 1, 1 sc in same st, 2 sc in next st, 1 sc in the next 4 sts, 2 sc in the next st. 2 hdc in the next 4 sts, 2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in the next 4 sts, 2 sc in the last st. Sl st to top of 1st st.

Round 3: Ch 1, 1 sc all around in the back loops only. Sl st to the top of the 1st sc. (26 sts)

Round 4: Ch 1, 1 sc in the next 5 sts, 8 sc2tog in he next 16 sts, 1 sc in the next 5 sts. Sl st to top of 1st sc. (18 sts)

Round 5: Ch 1, 1 sc in the same st, 1 sc in the next 4 sts, 1 sc2tog in the next 2 sts, 2 dc2tog in the next 4 sts, 1 sc2tog in the next 2 sts. Sl st to top of 1st st. (14 sts)

Round 6-8: Ch 1, sc all around, sl st to top of 1st st.  (14 sts) For boys do one more row and fasten off.

Row 9: For girls – Ch 1, *sk 1 st, 1 sc, ch 1, 1 sc*. Repeat this cluster 6 more times and sl st to 1st ch to end.  Fasten Off and weave in tail.

chunky baby booties

 

Baby Sockies!

Baby socks are fun to do!

Sockies 2

I learned how to do these on Youtube but I made my pattern a little different but you might like the video better. Mine is pretty cute too and these are the ones I usually put with a hat so they have matching socks.

G-Hook and H-Hook and Baby Yarn

JIT Sockies:

Foundation: Ch 7 (1-2″ tail)

Round 1: (you are making an oval cup for the toes) 1 hdc in the 3rd ch from the hook, 1 hdc in the next 3 chs, 3 hdc in the last ch. In under side of chains, 3 hdc, 1 hdc in the last chain. Sl st to the top ch of the 1st hdc (12 stitches total)

Round 2: Ch 2, 1 hdc in the same st, 1 hdc in the next 4 sts, 2 hdc in the next 2 sts, 4 hdc, 2 hdc in the last st. Sl St close to top of 1st hdc. (16 sts)

Round 3: ch 1, 1 sc in next 17 sts. Put a stitch marker around the 1st st so you know where each row begins. (17 sts)

Round 4-9: 1 sc around. I counted 85 stitches from the stitch marker.

Round 10: ch 1, turn work, 1 sc in the next 10 sts. (the next stitch is not the stitch close to the chain 1 so in the 2nd st for Round 10-15)

Round 11: ch 1, turn work, 1 sc in the next 9 sts.

Round 12: ch 1, turn work, 1 sc in the next 8 sts.

Round 13: ch 1, turn work, 1 sc in the next 7 sts.

Round 14: ch 1, turn work, 1 sc in the next 6 sts.

Round 15: ch 1, turn work, 1 sc in the next 5 sts.

 

This is hard to explain so let me tell you what you are going to do. The back of the heel has 5 sts and the front of sock has 6 sts. Each side we need to scrunch up and turn into 3 stitches on each side of the heel. To scrunch up, divide visually each side into  6 places and do 3 sc2tog stitches. A sc2tog stitch is put hook through one stitch, yarn over and bring up, put hook through 2nd stitch, yarn over and bring up so there are 3 loops on your hook, yarn over and pull through all loops so you have 2 single crochets together in one stitch. The goal is to have 17 stitches. If you get 18 stitches, you can do an extra sc2tog at the heel part.

Round 16: 3 sc2tog on side of heel, 1 sc in the next 6 stitches, 3 sc2tog in the other side of heel, 1 sc in the next 6 sts.

Round 17: 1 sc, put a stitch marker around this 1st st, 1 sc in the next 16 stitches so you will have a total of 17 sts.

Round 18-22: keep doing 1 sc in each stitch for 5 more rows. (85 sts from stitch marker)

Round 23-28: switch to H-hook (5 mm) For the next 5 rows (167) sts from stitch marker) End the row at the back of the sock and weave in 4″end carefully so won’t come out in the wash.

 

Bundle of Joy Hat

Bundle of Joy Hat 4 Bundle of Joy Hat 6

This one is the one I did on the first try and I tried 2 others in a light weight yarn but didn’t work as well. Please use a medium weight or heavier weight because you will be able to see the texture better.  This one is very unique in that you can tie the top like a bundle. It looks like origami.  It measures about 5.5″ in length. Perfect for a newborn. When you untie the top and just knot the ends, it is like a different hat. It measures 7″ in length in the 2nd pic. Perfect for a 6th month old.  So this pattern is 0-6 months! My first son was a big baby. He didn’t fit in any of the baby shower 0-3 months clothes we had! We skipped that over to wear the 3-6 months clothes and accessories. They grow really fast so those baby newborn sizes only fit for a month at the most. Maybe even just 2 weeks!  It is just a baby take home set. Anyway this one is perfect for growing babies and super cute.

I-Hook (5.5 mm)

Foundation: Ch 40

Row 1: Ch 1, 40 sc, sl st

Row 2: ch 1, sk 1 st, *2 sc in next st. sk next st*, repeat * to * 19 more times, Do not sl st closed

Row 3-10: sk 1st st and 2 sc in the next (you are crocheting 2 stitches between the stitches of the previous row) Continue in the round 7 more rows.

Row 11-13: sc around for 3 rows. End by sl stitching in the last st. Weave in ends at the end of Row 13. Last stitch becomes side not back. It is a tube at this point.

Ties:

I did a thin tie for this one but I also did a thicker tie that you may like better. Whichever you want to do.

thin ties (make 2):

Foundation: Ch 15

Row 1: hdc in the 3rd ch from the hook. (3″ end tail). 13 more hdc. Finish off with another 3″ tail. Tie the end tails in a knot and weave both at the same time in the middle of the tie.

thick ties:

Foundation: Ch 15

Row 1: 1 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook. (3″ end tail.) 1 sc in each of 13 ch. 5 sc in the last ch. 1 sc in each of the 14 ch on the underside of the chain. Finish off with a 3″ tail. Tie the end tails in a knot and weave both at the same time in the middle of the tie.

To attach ties, sew with yarn and a darning needle and sew ends to the sides of the hat and close the top of the hat with a whip stitch. You can start with one side and one tie and end with the other side and tie. Make the crochet ties face each other instead of sewing them flat so the appearance is like an “I” on the side when you look down on it.

 

 

 

 

Charity Baby Sets

I’ve been making a lot of baby sets lately. Most of them I already donated to a women’s pregnancy crises center. I am making 4 sets for Bev’s Country Cottage.  This is my favorite thing to crochet as you can tell from my posts. I finished 3 out of 4. I am only sending partial sets. She doesn’t need them until October. This might be a fun thing for you to try if you like to do this sort of thing.

heart wash cloth and matching baby hat Pink Shell Baby Girl Set Ribbed Baby Boy Set White Baby Boy Set