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Bev's Easy Knit Layette set
All 4 patterns
Beverly A. Qualheim 2006, 2012 - all rights reserved - do not post this pattern in emails, on other websites etc.  You may link to it.
Bev's easy free knitting patterns to make booties, scratch mitts, hat and blanket for a new baby.

Bev's Snuggle Booties in 3 Sizes
(formerly Bev's Easy to knit booties)
Beverly A. Qualheim
Size 4  (3.5 mm) Knitting needles and 1 oz. baby weight or sport yarn (3 or 4 ply in UK)
Gauge = 6 garter sts =1",  12 garter st rows =1"; booties end up about 3.25" long in newborn size

Cast on (30 sts for preemies); 34 sts newborn;  [38 for 3 - 6 months size].
* Knit 12 rows for preemies (forms 6 ridges); 14 rows for newborns ( forms 7 ridges) - 16 rows  for 3-6 months ( forms 8 ridges)
* Knit 2 stitches together, twice, at start of next 2 rows.
* Bind off 3 [4] stitches at start of the next 2 rows. (22 sts) (24 sts left)  [26 sts left]
* Now - Knit 2, purl 2 (for larger booties - K1, P 1) in a ribbing for (14 rows) 18 rows or desired height.
Bind off stitches to remove from needles. Fold bootie in half and sew up seams to close.
Stitch on embellishments like rose buds if you wish.

Bev’s Minneapolis Mittens (newborn size only)
Beverly A. Qualheim
Size 4 knitting needles
1 oz baby weight or sport yarn
Darning needle
Cast on 24 sts Knit each row for 2-2 "
Row 1 of decrease: K2 tog, k8, (k2 tog) twice, k8, k2 tog.
Row 2: k across.
Row 3: k2 tog, k6, (k2 tog) twice, k 6, k2 tog
Row 4: Knit across.
Row 5: K2 tog, k4, (k2 tog) twice, k4, k2 tog.
Row 6: K across.

Finishing: Cut 10" tail of yarn. Weave through remaining 14 sts. Pull tightly. Stitch seam shut. In another color make a crocheted chain of 56 using a size F hook. Weave evenly through the 3rd row from the top of the mitten and tie in a bow.
You can also make a fancy top for the mittens: sc in any stitch at cuff, ch 4, sc into 3rd stitch from the ch, continue around the entire cuff and end with a sc in first sc.

Bev's Stretchy Knit Newborn Cap
Beverly A. Qualheim

It is super fast to knit up and will stretch to fit.
1 oz. of sport or baby yarn - not fingering
Size 4 knitting needles
Loosely cast on 66 sts (70 for larger newborns).
Rows 1-5: k2, p2... repeat across
Rows 6-?: Knit all rows (garter st) for 4 -5 inches.
Decreasing row 1: Knit 2 together across row (33 sts left)
Next row: knit across.
Next decreasing row: Knit 2 together across row and knit 1 at the end. (17 sts left)
Next row: knit across.
Cut yarn leaving a 12" tail.  Thread a large eye needle with the yarn and gently remove the 9 sts left on the needle.  Carefully weave the needle through the 17 sts and pull tightly to gather top of hat.  Now fold hat in half and whip stitch the sides together to form hat.
Add a  pompom if you'd like.

Beverly A. Qualheim
Size 9 circular needles and
baby yarn or Caron Simply Soft yarn (still working on blanket so not sure how much is needed)

Cast on 4 stitches
Knit 2, yarn over^ to make an increase,  knit to end of row
Repeat that row until blanket sides reach at least 32" 
Decrease: Knit 1, knit 2 together, yarn over,  knit 2 together, knit to end of row. (HINT:  When you K2 together, be sure to go into the front of the sts and not the back. Just looks nicer.)
Repeat until 4 sts on needle
Bind off and weave in all ends.  This looks pretty if you change colors, use up your scraps too!

ksinmi's Idea: (You could add a hood here if you wish by starting to increase here again till you reach the size hood you want on the blanket,  Then simply bind off and whip stitch the seam up the sides to form a hood)

^ Photo and instructions for YO or Yarn Over stitch

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