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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Knitting Today: Baby Jane Booties and Hat

A friend is having a baby girl very shortly.  I started a top/sweater for her but found the yarn not to my liking when I was well on the way.  So I pulled it out to re-purpose.

This is what I actually made:  Baby Janes and an easy newborn baby hat with some lovely soft variegated yarn.

The hat pattern is here  which I found at Ravelry:

Small Preemie to Full Term Hat/Michelle's baby hat
(with fold up cuff)

Materials: Baby sport weight yarn
Size 5 double pointed needles (You could do this on regular needles also but then the even rows will be purled.)
Sizes: S, M, L, FT (9", 10 ¼", 11 ½", 13")
Gauge: 5 ½ st = 1"
Cast on 50, 56, 64, 70 stitches. Rib 2, (2 ½, 2 ½, 3) inches.
Continue in stockinette stitch for 1 ½, (2, 2 ½, 3) inches.
Begin decreases.
Row 1: Knit 2 tog, K 3, (5, 6, 5). Continue across.
Row 2: Knit.
Row 3: Knit 2 tog, K 2, (4, 5, 4). Continue across.
Row 4: Knit.
Continue to decrease in same manner until K2 tog around row- continue to K2 around until 5 or 6 st left. Cut yarn with tail. Run through stitches left. Tie off and weave in ends.


The Baby Janes are here,  a Red Heart yarn pattern.

For decently formatted pattern, please go to the website above.

Baby Jane Booties
Designed by Linda Cyr.
Baby size 6 – 12 months. Finished length: 31⁄2”.
Red Heart® With LoveTM: 1 skein 1805 Bluebell. 
Knitting Needles” 4mm [US 6]
Double Pointed Knitting Needles: 4mm [US 6]. 
Yarn needle, 23/8” diameter buttons.
GAUGE: 20 sts = 4”; 38 rows = 4” in Garter st. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size needle to obtain the gauge.
Special Abbreviations

Ssk = Slip next 2 sts knitwise, one at a time to right needle; insert point of left needle into the fronts of these 2 sts and knit them together from this position.
M1 (make one stitch) = Lift running thread before next stitch onto left needle and knit into the back loop.

With knitting needles, cast on 28 sts.

Rows 1, 3, 5 (wrong side): Knit.

Row 2: [K1, m1, k12, m1, k1] 2 times–32 sts.

Row 4: * K2, m1, k12, m1, k2 * m1, repeat from * to * once more–37 sts.

Row 6: K3, m1, k12, m1, k2, m1, k3, m1, k2, m1, k12, m1, k3–43 sts.

Rows 7 - 14: Knit.

Row 15: K13, [ssk] 4 times, k1, [k2tog] 4 times, k13.

Row 16: Knit.
Row 17: K8, bind off 19, k8.
Slip each set of 8 sts onto a double pointed needles. Cut yarn. Rotate the needles so that the heel edges of the bootie meet. With right side facing, attach yarn to foot edge and work across the sts as follows:
Row 1: K7, k2tog (1 st from each needle to join heel), k7, cast on 13 sts for strap– 28 sts.

Row 2: Knit.
Row 3: K25, yo, ssk, k1.
Row 4: Knit. Bind off.
Cast on and work same as for Right Bootie to Strap.
Rotate the needles so that the back edges of the bootie meet. With wrong side facing, attach yarn and complete same as for Right Bootie.
Sew bottom and heel seams. Weave in yarn ends. Sew button opposite buttonhole on strap.

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