Tiny Scallops Easy Newborn Cap and Booties Set

Tiny Scallops Easy Newborn Cap and Booties Set Guest Post by St. Clements Daughter for The Stitchin' Mommy | www.thestitchinmommy.com

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 Guest Post by St. Clements Daughter for The Stitchin' Mommy | www.thestitchinmommy.com

Tiny Scallops Easy Newborn Cap and Booties Set

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Materials:

  • 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

Abbreviations:

ch – chain
dc – double crochet
hdc – half double crochet
lp – loop
rep – repeat
sk – skip
sl st – slip stitch
st(s) – stitch, stitches

Gauge:

9 dc and 6 rows = 2 inches (Precise gauge is not essential.)

Finished Size:

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.

Notes:

  • 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.

Instructions:

Cap

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).
Fasten off.
Turn inside out to weave in ends; turn right side out.

Booties(Make 2)

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.

Finishing:

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.

Edging:

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!

Tiny Scallops Easy Newborn Cap and Booties Set Guest Post by St. Clements Daughter for The Stitchin' Mommy | www.thestitchinmommy.com

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.

 

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6 Comments

  1. Hello and thank you for the pattern!
    In the second row, in order to have 24 stitches you need to dc twice in the first stitch instead of once, and in the 3rd row to have 36 stitches you need to dc twice again in the last stitch instead of skipping it! I stopped at that point!
    Thank you!

  2. I love these patterns but am having difficulty with understanding rows 5-13. If I continue doing row 4 I will continue to increase each round with the 2 DC In every other 2 stitches. Am I misreading as I am fairly new to interpreting patterns? TIA, Ruby

    1. You’re right, Ruby. My mistake. Row 5 should be dc’s all the way around (48 stitches). Then Rows 6-13 are dc all the way around (48 each row).

  3. This is perfectly adorable. I like the untraditional colors you chose. My first great grandchild is almost 8 months old and wears larger sizes, but I’ve two two more grandkids recently wed, and another with a grin on his face that looks familiar … when he is with his latest girl friend. So, following your pattern, I shall make some ahead … some for boys and some for girls. They will get put aside so all grandkid’s kids with get a set from GreatGrandma whether she is still here or not. I’m not far from 83, and feel very well, but best to do stuff when I’m able than to feel sad that I didn’t when I could.

    1. Thanks for your kind comment! I hope your grandchildren enjoy what you make them and all the love you put into your creations!

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