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Newborn baby hat and bootsies!

My aunt is having a baby and so I was wondering what I should knit and have decided on this. Cute, isn’t it?

I’ve been making lots of socks lately. I wonder why?

Free knitting pattern from Lion Brand Yarn!

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Free Knitting Pattern
Hat and Booties

Lion Brand® Wool-Ease®
Pattern #: 10117AD

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy

SIZE: 3-6 mos

CORRECTIONS: None

Hat and Booties

Lion Brand® Wool-Ease®

GAUGE:

18 sts = 4 in. [10 cm] in St st (k on RS, p on WS). BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make a 4 in. [10 cm] square, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

STITCH EXPLANATION:

K1, p1 Rib (over an even number of sts)
Row 1:
*K1, p1; rep from * across.
Rep Row 1 for K1, p1 Rib.
HAT
Cast on 62 sts. Work in Garter st (k every st on every row) for 5 rows.
Change to St st (k on RS, p on WS) and work until piece measures about 5 in. (12.5 cm) from beg, end with a WS row.
Next (Eyelet) Row: *K2, k2tog, yo; rep from * across to last 2 sts, k last 2 sts.
Purl 1 row.
Change to K1, p1 Rib and work until piece measures about 7 in. (18 cm) from beg. Bind off.

FINISHING
Seam sides of Hat. Weave in ends.
Drawstring
Cast on 73 sts. Knit 1 row. Bind off. Weave Drawstring through Eyelet Row.

BOOTIES (make 2)
Foot

Cast on 32 sts. Work in Garter st for 5 rows.
Row 1: Knit.
Row 2: Purl.
Rows 3 and 4: Rep Rows 1 and 2.
Row 5: Bind off 6 sts, k to end of row – 26 sts rem.
Row 6: Bind off 6 sts, p to end of row – 20 sts rem.
Work in K1, p1 Rib for 2 1/2 in. (6.5 cm). Bind off.

FINISHING
Fold cast on edge of Bootie in half and seam for sole. Sew a continuous seam at front of Bootie as follows: seam ends of Rows 1-4 tog, then seam bound-off sts of Rows 5 and 6 for top of foot and first 1 1/4 in. (3.2 cm) of ribbed portion. Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
Click for explanation and illustration
beg = begin(s)(ning) k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together p = purl
rem = remain(s)(ing) rep = repeat(s)(ing)
St st = Stockinette stitch st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together yo = yarn over

Learn to Knit instructions:  http://learnToKnit.LionBrand.com

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