Directions are for infant’s size 6 mos.
Length of foot – 3 1/2”.
Suede (50 grs), 1 ball #3714 Hopalong Cassidy (MC) and a small amount of #3717 Wild Bill Hickock (CC) for ties.
Straight knitting needles, size 4 OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE.
Crochet hook, size 4.50 mm (G).
25 sts = 4”; 50 rows = 4” in Ridge Pat on size 4 needles.
TO SAVE TIME, TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE.
With straight needles, using MC, cast on 44 sts.
Rows 1 and 2: Knit.
Rows 3 and 4: Purl. Rep these 4 rows 4 times more, end on WS. Rep Rows 1 and 2 once more.
Dec Row 1: (P2 tog) 10 times, p to end – 34 sts.
Dec Row 2: Rep Dec Row 1 – 24 sts. Mark beg and end of last row for beg of instep.
Rep Rows 1-4 a total of 3 times more, end on WS (12 rows). Rep Rows 1 and 2 once more.
Shape Toe: Dec Row 3: P1, p2 tog, p to last 3 sts, p2 tog, p1 – 22 sts. Purl 1 row.
Dec Row 4: K1, SSK, k to last 3 sts, k2 tog, k1 – 20 sts. Knit 1 row.
Dec Row 5: * K2 tog, rep from * across – 10 sts.
Dec Row 6: Rep Dec Row 5 – 5 sts. Bind off all sts.
Fold cast-on edge of bootie in half and sew edges tog for back seam. Fold bound-off edge of bootie in half and sew edges tog for toe, then continue to sew side edges of bootie tog up to markers – this forms the instep seam of bootie. Fold open side edge of bootie down to outside to form cuff.
Fringe: Cut one 7” long strand of MC. Fold strand in half. With crochet hook, draw center of strand through first st of cuff forming a lp. Pull ends of fringe through lp. In this manner, make fringe around entire edge of cuff. Trim fringe to desired length.
Note: For speedier cutting, wrap yarn multiple times around a piece of cardboard that is the desired finished length of the fringe. Cut the lower edge to free wrapped strands. Thread a strand of CC onto tapestry needle and weave in and out around top edge of bootie under cuff for drawstring. Tie at front as in photo.