THIS PATTERN WAS DESIGNED BY KATHRYN OF ST. CLEMENT’S DAUGHTER, EXCLUSIVELY FOR THE STITCHIN’ MOMMY
For a unique baby shower gift, try this simple cap and booties layette set. The cap takes me about an hour and a half to make, and the booties take about an hour. Because the patterns are quick and easy, it’s a great last-minute project for a newborn or preemie. Try different colors from traditional pink and blue, such as the Soft Red and Aqua here, for a change!
Tiny Scallops Easy Newborn Cap and Booties Set
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- Crochet hook size G-6 (4 mm)
- Sport or baby weight yarn (Fine 2) (Such as Bernat Softee Baby: Soft Red #1802982 and Aqua #1838242)
- Yarn needle to weave in ends
ch – chain
dc – double crochet
hdc – half double crochet
lp – loop
rep – repeat
sk – skip
sl st – slip stitch
st(s) – stitch, stitches
9 dc and 6 rows = 2 inches (Precise gauge is not essential.)
The hat is about 5 in. from crown to tip of edging; 12-in. circumference at brim when not stretched; up to 16½-in. circumference when stretched. The booties are about 3 ½ in. long. Your gauge and hook size will alter the measurements easily; precise gauge is not essential.
- The sizes of the cap and booties can be adjusted by using a larger or smaller hook or by changing your gauge. For variations, try a variegated or self-striping multicolored yarn.
Ch 3, sl st to close lp (make a ring), leaving a 4-in. tail.
Row 1: Ch 2 (counts as dc), 11 dc into ring, sl st in top ch to close, pull the yarn tail tightly to close the first row (12 dc).
Row 2: Ch 2 (counts as dc), dc in next st, 2 dc in next st and in each st around, sl st in top ch to close (24 dc).
Row 3: Ch 2, *dc in next st, 2 dc in next st; rep from * around, 2 dc in last st, sl st to close (36 dc).
Row 4: Ch 2, dc in next st, *2 dc in next st, dc in each of next 2 sts; rep from * around, 2 dc in last st, sl st to close (48 dc).
Row 5: Ch 2, dc in each st around, skip last st, sl st to close (48 dc).
Row 6-13: Rep row 5.
Row 14: Ch 3, sk next stitch, sl st in next st, *ch3, sk next stitch, sl st in next st; repeat from * around (24 scallops).
Turn inside out to weave in ends; turn right side out.
Ch 17, turn.
Rows 1-12: Hdc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc across, ch 2, turn (15 hdc in each row).
Fasten off at the end of row 12.
With a long strand of yarn, weave yarn with a tapestry needle through the stitches of the right-hand edge (about every other stitch or so), then pull tightly to form the toe of the slipper. Tie a knot through one of the stitches to secure. Without fastening off, sew the edges of the first and last row together, wrong side out, until you reach about half way to the back of the slipper. Make a couple extra stitches in the same stitch to secure, fasten off, and weave in the end. With another strand of yarn, sew up the back of the slipper, fasten off, and weave in the end. Turn the slipper right side out.
Reattach the yarn to the middle of the back of the ankle hole with a slip stitch.
Ch 3, sk next st or approx. length of one st, sl st in next st, *ch3, sk next stitch, sl st in next st; repeat from * around (9 scallops). Fasten off.
Cut a strand of yarn and thread it through one scallop on each bootie near the back, and tie it in a bow. That keeps the booties together so they don’t get lost when gifts are opened!
|I have been crocheting since I was a child and especially enjoy making blankets and clothing for babies and children. I look for unusual, eye-catching patterns that would make stunning gifts. My Etsy shop, St. Clement’s Island, is named for a tiny island off the coast of Maryland, where the original English settlers of Mary’s Land (my ancestors) first set foot in the New World. My shop features beautiful, comfortable, and unusual items for babies and children. In choosing and designing patterns, I look to create excellent gifts for welcoming babies home, into their own ‘new worlds.’ Find out more about Kathryn from her Pinterest and Ravelry pages.|