Simply Adorable Baby Booties

 and Matching hat w/ Pompom 

 

YARN:  Katia Confeti (acrylic and polyester blend) or any other appropriate baby yarn

300 yds total for set

Size 2-6 mos    

Gauge 3sts=1   3.5rows=1

Knit in Rib Stitch for entire set 
 

Needed: 18 or 28 knitting board

Knit hook for hooking

Large eyed needle for sewing

Crochet Hook for finishing.

Satin ribbon wide-24 long 
 

HAT

Cast On 40 sts

Be sure to use anchor yarn.

Knit hat from top to brim.

In Rib Stitch, knit 26 rows.  Cut yarn.

 

Bind Off with crochet hook. 

Start at end without the yarn tail.  Pick up (3) loops (st 1, front and back and st 2 front).  Pull one loop thru other two loops.  Pick up next (2) loops, and pull one thru the other two loops.  Continue across until you have only one loop on crochet hook.  Pull tail end of yarn thru last loop.

Sew side edges (short sides) together with matching yarn.

 

Draw anchor yarn to gather top of hat.

Leave enough tail of yarn to sew on the pompom.

   

Pompom is made by wrapping yarn around 3 fingers aprox 35 times.

Tie at center creating a bow of the wound yarn.

Tie on securely with ends of anchor yarn. 

Trim pom-pom to desired length approximately -1"

Fold brim of hat to adjust for size.

 

BOOTIES    (knit 2)

Cast On (24) sts  Use anchor yarn.

Row 1-9-Knit in Rib pattern

Row 10-Decrease (2) sts each end

Row 1-Knit in Rib pattern

Row 12 and 13-Decrease (1) st each end

Row  14-16-Knit in Rib st

Row 17-Increase (1) st each end

Row 18-20-Knit in Rib st.

Bind Off loosely with crochet hook.

Bind Off at anchor yarn. Remove anchor yarn.

Fold bootie over.  With matching yarn, sew bootie bottom and front edge.

 

PomPom:  Roll yarn around (3) fingers aprox 35 times. Gather tightly in center to form 'bow' with matching yarn, leaving enough ends to tie pom-pom to bootie.

Tie to top of bootie.

Trim ends of the pom-pom to desired length. This is usually best at aprox 1/2"

Lace 12 of satin ribbon at ankle point to secure bootie on little foot.                            

                                   

Hint.  If you want the booties to fit very tiny feet, lace yarn lengthwise thru bootie and draw up. 

Then as the feet grow, you can let out the drawstring to use bootie at full size.

 

Rib Stitch-Place loop knot on top needle #1.  Bring down to 3rd needle on bottom board. Take yarn back up to top board to 3rd.  Continue weaving every other needle.  When at end of your desired number of sts, turn board around.  Continue to wrap the empty needles being sure to add wrap to all needles.  Use this process to start all rows in rib stitch.  When doing the Rib Stitch, you will wrap the last (2) needles consecutively. 

 

Remember, if you dec (1) st, you will need to adjust to needle (2) and (4) to start the rows, in order to maintain the rib pattern.  After the next increase or decrease, return to original position to start of the needles (1) and (3).