BABY BUT­TON BOOT SOCKS & EAR FLAP CAP

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FIN­ISHED SIZES

In­struc­tions given fit baby size 3– 6 months, changes for 9–12 months are in [ ].

FIN­ISHED MEA­SURE­MENTS

Foot Length: 41/4 [5] inches Cap height: 51/2 [6] inches Cap Cir­cum­fer­ence: 15 [17] inches

MA­TE­RI­ALS

• Cas­cade Yarns An­them medium ( worsted) weight acrylic yarn ( 31/2 oz/ 186 yds/ 100g per ball): 1 ball # 07 sil­ver 1 ball each # 06 char­coal or # 02 co­ral • Size H/ 8/ 5mm cro­chet hook or size needed

to ob­tain gauge • Stitch mark­ers • 21/2 [31/2]-inch pom­pom maker or

card­board cir­cles • 16mm but­tons: 14 [ 17] • Tapestry nee­dle

GAUGE

In Boot Sock cuff pat­tern: 8 sts = 2 inches; 12 rows = 2 inches Work­ing in Ear Flap Cap pat­tern: 8 sts = 2 inches; 10 rows = 2 inches

PAT­TERN NOTES

Weave in loose ends as work pro­gresses. Con­trast­ing color is ab­bre­vi­ated CC; when in­struc­tions say CC use either char­coal or co­ral.

But­ton, but­ton, who’s got the but­ton? This adorable set, that’s who! A great gift for that spe­cial baby.

Mark first stitch of round; move marker up with each round. Work in con­tin­u­ous rounds; do not turn or join un­less oth­er­wise stated. Join with slip stitch un­less oth­er­wise stated.

SPE­CIAL STITCHES

Slip stitch de­crease-A (sl st dec-A): In­sert hook in each of next 2 in­di­cated lps, yo, pull through lps and lp on hook. Slip stitch de­crease- B (sl st dec- B): Sk first in­di­cated lp, in­sert hook in next in­di­cated lp, in­sert hook in sk lp, yo, pull through lps and lp on hook.

BUT­TON BOOT SOCKS

Make 2.

CUFF

Row 1 (RS): With sil­ver, leav­ing 10- inch strand at be­gin­ning, ch 11 [13], place marker (see Pat­tern Notes) in first ch from hook, sl st in back lp (see Stitch Guide) of 2nd ch from hook and in back lp of each ch across, turn. (10 [12] sl sts)

Row 2: Sl st in back lp of each st across, turn.

Rows 3–24 [3–28]: [Rep row 2] 22 [26] times.

Row 25 [29]: With RS fac­ing, sl st in marked ch on end of row to form ring (counts as first st), sl st in end of each of next 16 [18] rows chang­ing to CC (see Pat­tern Notes) in last st, with CC sl st in end of each of last 7 [9] rows, do not turn. Fas­ten off sil­ver. (24 [28] sts)

HEEL

Note: Heel rows use sts on cur­rent row and pre­vi­ous rows to shape heel.

Row 1 (RS): With CC, sl st in front lp (see Stitch Guide) of each of first 7 [9] sts, turn. (7 [9] sts)

Row 2: Sl st in back lp of each of next 14 [18] sts, turn. (14 [18] sts)

Row 3: Sl st in front lp of each of next 14 [18] sts, turn.

Rows 4 & 5: [Rep rows 2 and 3] 1 time. Row 6: Rep row 2. Row 7: Sl st in front lp of each of first 7 [9] sts, sl st dec- B (see Spe­cial Stitches) in front lp of next 2 sts, sl st in front lp of next st, turn. (9 [11] sts)

Row 8: Sl st in back lp of each of first 2 sts, sl st dec-A (see Spe­cial Stitches) in back lp of next 2 sts, sl st in back lp of next st, turn, leav­ing rem sts un­worked. (4 sts)

Row 9: Sl st in front lp of each of first 3 sts, sl st dec- B in front lp of last st on cur­rent row and next st on pre­vi­ous row, sl st in front lp of next st, turn, leav­ing rem sts un­worked. (5 sts)

Row 10: Sl st in back lp of each of first 4 sts, sl st dec-A in back lp of last st on cur­rent row and next st on pre­vi­ous row, sl st in back lp of next st, turn. (6 sts)

Row 11: Sl st in front lp of each of first 5 sts, sl st dec- B in front lp of last st on cur­rent row and next st on pre­vi­ous row, sl st in front lp of next st, turn. (7 sts)

Row 12: Sl st in back lp of each of first 6 sts, sl st dec-A in back lp of last st on cur­rent row and next st on pre­vi­ous row, sl st in back lp of next st, turn. (8 sts)

For Larger Size Only

Row [13]: Sl st in front lp of each of first [ 7] sts, sl st dec- B in front lp of last st on cur­rent row and next st on pre­vi­ous row, sl st in front lp of next st, turn. ([9] sts)

Row [14]: Sl st in back lp of each of first [8] sts, sl st dec-A in back lp of last st on cur­rent row and next st on pre­vi­ous row, sl st in back lp of next st, turn. ([10] sts)

All Sizes

Row 13 [15]: Sl st in front lp of each of next 8 [10] sts chang­ing to sil­ver in last st, do not turn. Fas­ten off CC.

GUSSET

Rnd 1 (RS): With sil­ver, RS fac­ing, sl st in end of first row on heel, place st marker in st just made to mark beg of rnd, sl st 5 [6] times evenly sp across heel row ends, sl st in front lp of each of the 10 sts on cuff, sl st 6 [ 7] times evenly sp across heel row ends, sl st in front lp of each of next 7 [9] sts on heel, sl st in back lp of last st on heel, do not turn (see Pat­tern Notes). (30 [34] sts)

Rnd 2: Now work­ing in spi­ral rnds, sl st in front lp of each of first 3 [4] sts, sl st dec-A in front lp of next 2 sts, sl st in front lp of each of next 12 sts, sl st dec-A in front lp of next 2 sts, sl st in front lp of each of last 11 [14] sts. (28 [32] sts)

Rnd 3: Sl st in front lp of each of first 3 [4] sts, sl st dec-A in front lp of next 2 sts, sl st in front lp of each of next 11 sts, sl st dec-A in front lp of next 2 sts, sl st in front lp of each of last 10 [13] sts. (26 [30] sts)

Rnd 4: Sl st in front lp of each of first 3 [4] sts, sl st dec-A in front lp of next 2 sts, sl st in front lp of each of next 10 sts, sl st dec-A in front lp of next 2 sts, sl st in front lp of each of last 9 [12] sts. (24 [28] sts)

FOOT

Rnd 1 (RS): Sl st in front lp of each st around. (24 [28] sts)

Rnds 2–7 [2– 9]: [Rep rnd 1] 6 [8] times.

Rnd 8 [10]: Sl st in front lp of each st around chang­ing to CC in last st. Fas­ten off sil­ver.

TOE

Rnd 1 (RS): With CC sl st in front lp of each st around to last st, sl st in back lp of last st. (24 [28] sts)

Rnd 2: Sl st in back lp of each of first 4 [5] sts, *sl st dec- B in back lp of next 2 sts, sl st in back lp of next st, sl st dec- B in back lp of next 2 sts,* sl st in back lp of each of next 7 [9] sts, rep from * to * 1 time, sl st in back lp of each of last 3 [4] sts. (20 [24] sts)

Rnd 3: Sl st in back lp of each of first 3 [4] sts, *sl st dec- B in back lp of next 2 sts, sl st in back lp of next st, sl st dec- B in back lp of next 2 sts*, sl st in back lp of each of next 5 [ 7] sts, rep from * to * 1 time, sl st in back lp of each of last 2 [3] sts. (16 [20] sts)

Rnd 4: Sl st in back lp of each of first 2 [3] sts, *sl st dec- B in back lp of next 2 sts, sl st in back lp of next st, sl st dec- B in back lp of next 2 sts,* sl st in back lp of each of next 3 [5] sts, rep from * to * 1 time, sl st in back lp of last 1 [2] sts. (12 [16] sts)

Rnd 5: Sl st in back lp of each of next 4 [5] sts. Fas­ten off leav­ing long end for sewing. (4 [5] sts)

FIN­ISH­ING

With WS fac­ing sew toe open­ing closed. With WS fac­ing sew cuff open­ing closed. Us­ing photo for guide, sew 2 [3] but­tons to front of each Boot Sock.

BUT­TON EAR FLAP CAP EAR FLAP

Make 2.

Row 1 ( WS): With CC (see Pat­tern Notes), ch 15 [17] for top of ear flap, place marker in first ch from hook on 1 ear flap only, sl st in back bar of 2nd ch (see il­lus­tra­tion) from hook and in back bar of each ch across, turn. (14 [16] sl sts)

Row 2 (RS): Sl st in front lp (see Stitch Guide) of each st across, turn.

Row 3: Sl st in back lp (see Stitch Guide) of each st across, turn.

Row 4: Rep row 2.

Row 5: Sl st in back lp of first st, sl st dec-A (see Spe­cial Stitches) in back lp of next 2 sts, sl st in back lp of each st across to last 3 sts, sl st dec-A in back lp of next 2 sts, sl st in back lp of last st, turn. (2 st dec)

Row 6: Sl st in front lp of each st across, turn.

Rows 7–12 [7–14]: [Rep rows 5– 6] 3 [4] times. (Last row will have 6 sts)

Row 13 [15]: Sl st in back lp of first st, [sl st dec-A in back lp of next 2 sts] twice, sl st in back lp of last st, turn. (4 sts)

Row 14 [16]: Rep row 6.

Row 15 [17]: [Sl st dec-A in back lp of next 2 sts] twice, turn. (2 sts)

Row 16 [18]: Sl st dec- B (see Spe­cial Stitches) in front lp of next 2 sts. Fas­ten off. (1 st)

BRIM

Rnd 1 (RS): With RS fac­ing, join (see Pat­tern Notes) CC in marked ch on Ear Flap, sl st in front lp of first st across top of Ear Flap, place st marker in back lp of st just made, sl st in front lp of each of next 13 [15] sts across top of Ear Flap, ch 20 [22], with RS of next Ear Flap fac­ing, sl st in front lp of each of 14 [16] sts across top of Ear Flap, ch 12 [14], be­ing care­ful not to twist sts, sl st in back lp of marked st to form ring. (29 [33] sl sts, 32 [36] chs)

Rnd 2: Sl st in back lp of first st, place st marker (see Pat­tern Notes) in st just made to mark beg of rnd, sl st in back lp of each st and ch around. (60 [68] sts)

Rnd 3: Sl st in back lp of each st around. Rnd 4: Rep rnd 3.

Rnd 5: Sl st in back lp of each st around chang­ing to sil­ver in last st. Fas­ten off CC.

BODY

Rnd 1 (RS): With sil­ver sl st in back lp of each st around.

Rnd 2: Sl st in front lp of each st around.

Rnds 3–15 [3–16]: [Rep rnd 2] 13 [14] times.

Shap­ing Large Size Only

Rnd [1] (RS): [Sl st in front lp of each of next 7 sts, sl st dec-A in front lp of next 2 sts, sl st in front lp of each of next 6 sts, sl st dec-A in front lp of next 2 sts] 4 times. ([60] sts)

Rnd [2]: Sl st in front lp of each st around.

All Sizes

Rnd 1 [3]: [Sl st in front lp of each of next 6 sts, sl st dec-A in front lp of next 2 sts, sl st in front lp of each of next 5 sts, sl st dec-A in front lp of next 2 sts] 4 times. (52 sts)

Rnd 2 [4]: Sl st in front lp of each st around.

Rnd 3 [5]: [Sl st in front lp of each of next 5 sts, sl st dec-A in front lp of next 2 sts, sl st in front lp of each of next 4 sts, sl st dec-A in front lp of next 2 sts] 4 times. (44 sts)

Rnd 4 [6]: [Sl st in front lp of each of next 4 sts, sl st dec-A in front lp of next 2 sts, sl st in front lp of each of next 3 sts, sl st dec-A in front lp of next 2 sts] 4 times. (36 sts)

Rnd 5 [7]: [Sl st in front lp of each of next 3 sts, sl st dec-A in front lp of next 2 sts, sl st in front lp of each of next 2 sts, sl st dec-A in front lp of next 2 sts] 4 times. (28 sts)

Rnd 6 [8]: [Sl st in front lp of each of next 2 sts, sl st dec-A in front lp of next 2 sts, sl st in front lp of next st, sl st dec-A in front lp of next 2 sts] 4 times. (20 sts)

Rnd 7 [9]: [Sl st in front lp of next st, {sl st dec-A in front lp of next 2 sts} twice] 4 times. (12 sts)

Rnd 8 [10]: [Sl st dec-A in front lp of next 2 sts] 6 times. Fas­ten off leav­ing long end for sewing. (6 sts) Weave end through front lp of sts on last rnd, pull tight to close.

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