Cormack's Cap and Cozy Booties

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Cormack's Cap and Cozy Booties Pattern


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Knitting: Cormack's Cap and Cozy Booties
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Pattern Details:

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Skill Level:

intermediate skill level requirement Advanced

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • ability to do stranded colorwork
  • ability to knit in the round
  • ability to do intarsia (on the instep of the booties)

Pattern Description:

Make this cute set for your own little Cormack ... the booties are knit in one-piece (and are seamless) with just a bit of colorwork while the cap has a nice thick and of colorwork, ending in a rounded top.

The sample is done in a washable worsted wool using four colors ... about 115 yards of the main color (here a light khaki) and approx 20 yards of each of the contrasting colors.

Directions are both charted and written out.

approx 175 (100 for tam/cap and 75 for booties) yards of washable, worsted-weight wool yarn (sample used Kraemer's Summit Hill in four colors:
oMC (Pyrite) - 115 yards
oCC1 (Onyx) - 20 yards
oCC2 (Aquamarine) - 20 yards
oCC3 (Sky) - 20 yards

For a baby girl set, please see my Kirsty's Cap and Cuddly Booties Pattern (


20st x 24rnds = 4" stockinette in the round (blocked)

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 0-6month -- cap fits 15-18" head; bootie up to 3-1/2" foot


  • approx 175 yards of worsted weight wool (sample used 4 colors of Summit Hill from Kraemer)
  • US#6 dpns
  • US#6 circs (16 inch length)
  • tapestry needle to tuck in ends
  • 6 stitch markers (one a different color to show beg of rnd)

Suggested yarn:

175 yards of Worsted weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Kraemer's Summit Hill (washable wool)


oMC (Pyrite) - 115 yards oCC1 (Onyx) - 20 yards oCC2 (Aquamarine) - 20 yards oCC3 (Sky) - 20 yards

About Designer

About Designer

Mary G knits on

Hi, my name is Mary Gildersleeve. I began designing shortly after teaching myself to knit at the age of 8, primarily because I do not take commands very well and I also could not afford the fancy yarns back then. Knitting and designing were my constant activities throughout undergrad, grad school and family life until, in 1997, I finally went professional and established By Hand, With Heart ... ...

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