Thursday, April 19, 2012

Newborn Cap and Booties

Just finished a gift for a pregnant friend!  A little birdie told me she wanted a long stocking cap for her baby.  I found a crochet pattern through and went to work!  I was good this time and used yarn I already had in my stash.  Gotta love it when I manage that.

I decided to use some Peaches & Cream Twist yarn that had blue, yellow, red, and green in it.  They're not finding out the gender of the baby so I needed something neutral.  I thought the yarn was fun when I saw it in the store and I'm glad I found a good use for it!

The pattern was an easy one to follow, the only thing that could be improved upon is it doesn't specify if your chain 2's at the beginning of each row count as a stitch.  Other than that, it was easy-peesey!

Then I decided I wanted to learn to cable knit.  As I was looking for a simple pattern to try out I came across these cable knit baby booties on Ravelry.  So of course I had to make some to go with the stocking cap!  What else would you expect?!

I have to admit, I cruised until I reached the cable part.  Then it was like, "Huh?  What?  I leave some stitches unworked?  What do I do with them?  Turn before I reach the end of a row, what?"  My true colors as a beginner knitter really showed.  So I looked online for basic instructions on how to knit a cable.  I found some on Knitting for Dummies.  Come to find out it wasn't the cable part that was tripping me up, but the shaping of the bootie.  

So I gave the shaping part a go, managed to do it, but it didn't look so hot.  I unraveled the whole bootie and started over.  I'm glad I did!  That practice run did nothing but help!

All that's left is to sew my tag onto them, then they can be delivered to their new home.  The baby is not due for a few more months so I'm ahead of the game on this one!

(Sorry the pics aren't better.  The weather in my part of the world just hasn't been cooperating this week!)


  1. Awesome ! This is a best gift for a pregnant friend. She will be happy with this types gift after pregnancy. Cap and Booties for newly baby shows very nice in above picture.

    hats for baby

  2. Well done for attempting something new and sticking at it! They look fantastic, what a great gift. I made one of these elf hats too but had to adjust the pattern as I was getting gaps in the back seam of the long bit.

  3. ah! those little booties are so sweet! April @ Little Mama Hen

  4. You're right, the yarn is so much fun. I just love a longer hat like that,...brings back childhood memories. :) Thanks for sharing at our party this week.

  5. So cute! I love the booties. Thanks so much for sharing at Whimsy Wednesdays.

  6. AWW! Those are adorable!! I love the longer hat! So cute!!! Thanks for sharing this as well at Thursday's Temptation.

  7. That is precious! Beautiful job!
    Thanks for linking up this week!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

  8. What a gorgeous little set for a baby! I'm sure it will be well loved and appreciated!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  9. Thanks for linking up this sweet project @CountryMommaCooks link and great party. Hope to see you again tomorrow:)

  10. You did a great job on these. What yarn did you use? (Or did I miss this in your post?). I just love how they turned out!

  11. Such a sweet, little set for a baby!!! Love the variegated yarn you have used...

  12. Very cute set. I can't seem to find the pattern on the referenced website, do you have a link?

  13. Hi! I am having trouble finding the pattern on the link above - any help you could give to help me locate the hat pattern would be most appreciated! Thank you!

  14. A couple of people have commented they can't find the pattern. Try this link Also if you're brave you can try my free tutorial at :-)


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