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“Bringing Home Baby” Gift Set- Hat & Booties [knitting pattern]

May 8, 2015

Today’s my due date! No sign of the little guy though. I made this alpaca hat and booties a few nights ago for him to wear home from the hospital. This is a fast knit and it would make a great gift for moms-to-be!
Yarn: LB Collection Baby Alpaca Yarn in Fawn Heather (1 skein)
Pom pom- Lion Brand Modern Baby in Chartreuse

Hat
Size US 3 knitting needles

Cast on 82 sts. 
Work in K2 P2 ribbing for 7 inches
To shape the crown 
Row 1 (Right Side):
*Knit 2, purl 2 together across row
Row 2 (Wrong Side)
*Purl 2, knit 1; across row
Row 3: *Knit 2, purl 1; across row
Row 4: Repeat Row 2.
Next Row: *Knit 2 together, purl 1; across row
Next Row: Knit 1, purl 1 across row
Next Row:*Knit 2 together; across row.
Next Row: Purl across row
Last Row: *Knit 2 together; across row
To finish- cut the yarn leaving a long tail.Thread through remaining stitches and pull tightly, sew seam in back. Make and attach pom pom.
Booties
Cast on 31 stitches. Knit 8 rows.
Row 9: Knit 12, knit 2 together, knit 3, knit 2 together, knit 12
Row 10: Knit 11, knit 2 together, knit 3, knit 2 together, knit 11
Row 11: Knit 10, knit 2 together, knit 3, knit 2 together, knit 10
Row 12: Knit 9, knit 2 together, knit 3, knit 2 together, knit 9
Row 13: Knit 8, knit 2 together, knit 3, knit 2 together, knit 8
Row 14: Knit 7, knit 2 together, knit 3, knit 2 together, knit 7
Knit 12 more rows. Bind off loosely.
(Click here for pics illustrating how to finish the booties) 
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