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Knit Baby Hat and Booties

January 8, 2016

Easy Chunky Knit Baby Toque and Booties // www.thelovelythings.com

This fall I learned how to knit my first toque (check it out here!), and shortly after I got a request to make a baby version for a friend who’s due with her first little one this spring. Of course I said yes! (What I actually said was
something like “Yes! I’ll try… I mean, I’ve never done baby stuff before so it may or may not work.”)

After some research on how big newborns heads are (turns out really small), and a few attempts at getting the proportions right I finally came up with a pattern I was happy with. How adorable is that little pompom on top!

Next I thought I’d try something new and make some little matching booties to go with it. I found this super simple pattern and modified it so I could use my chunky yarn instead of regular worsted weight. It’s just so much softer and cozier to me :)

Both patterns are below

Easy Chunky Knit Baby Toque and Booties // www.thelovelythings.com

Baby Booties

What you need to know (click on each for tutorials):
Casting on
Binding off
Knit
Yarn over

Supplies:
Bulky weight yarn (I used Loops & Threads Powdery in Gold from Michael’s)
7mm straight needles
Scissors
Tapestry needle (a blunt needle that has an eye large enough to thread your yarn through)
Crochet hook (not a necessity, but makes things easier)
2 buttons

What to do:
Cast on 30 stitches
Row 1 & 2: knit
Row 3: knit 4, yarn over, knit to end
Row4-6: knit
Row 7: bind off 12 stitches, knit to end of row
Row 8: bind off 11 stitches, knit remaining 7
Row 9-23: knit 14 rows on those 7 stitches
Row 23: bind off, cut yarn and pull it through the loop to knot it

Weave the yarn tails into the knit with the crochet hook.

With the tapestry needle and a long piece of yarn (about 12″) sew the sides down as show in the diagram.

Sew sides A together. Then all the B sides together. And finally the two D sides. Tie off and weave the tail through the inside stitches.

Easy Chunky Knit Baby Toque and Booties // www.thelovelythings.com

Sew on the buttons so that they fit through the button holes.

The finished size is about 4 inches long and 2 inches wide.

To make a different size bootie you just need to add/subtract an equal number of the long rows and the short rows that make the sole. The width of the sole needs to match the height of the longer part so when you fold it over to stitch it is the same size.

Easy Chunky Knit Baby Toque and Booties // www.thelovelythings.com Easy Chunky Knit Baby Toque and Booties // www.thelovelythings.comEasy Chunky Knit Baby Toque and Booties // www.thelovelythings.com

Baby Toque

What you need to know (click on each for tutorials):
Casting on
Knit and purl
Knit 2 together (K2tog)
Mattress stitch

Supplies:
Bulky weight yarn (I used Loops & Threads Powdery in Gold from Michael’s)
7mm straight needles
Scissors
Tapestry needle (a blunt needle that has an eye large enough to thread your yarn through)
Crochet hook (not a necessity, but makes things easier)

What to do:
Cast on 50 stitches

Row 1: knit 2, purl 2
Row 2: purl 2, knit 2
Repeat this for 6 rows or until you have about 1 inch of ribbing
Knit 12 rows of stockinette stitch (knit front, purl back) or until you have about 3 inches

Knit 3, K2tog, repeat to end
purl
Knit 2, K2tog, repeat to end
purl
Knit 1, K2tog, repeat to end
purl
K2tog, repeat to end

Cut yarn leaving about a 12 inch tail. Thread yarn onto a tapestry needle and carefully remove knitting needle. Run tapestry needle through the remaining stitches and pull tight to close.

Sew seam together using the mattress stitch.

Make a pompom for the top by wrapping yarn around 3 of your fingers about 100 times. The more time your wrap it the fluffier it will be, and the width of your fingers is approximately how tall it will be.

Carefully slide the yarn off your fingers and lay it on a piece of string about 6 inches long.

Take the cut string and tie it tight around – really tight! Then flip it over and tie a knot on the other side too.
Take your scissors and cut through all the loops.
Fluff it up and give it a trim so it is an even ball all around. Just don’t cut the long strings that you tied before.
Take them and thread them through the top of your toque and tie it tight on the inside. I used a crochet hook to weave it through some of the stitches and then knotted it to hold it in place.

If none of that make sense then just click here for instructions with photos.

Easy Chunky Knit Baby Toque and Booties // www.thelovelythings.com Easy Chunky Knit Baby Toque and Booties // www.thelovelythings.com

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