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Carrie Sullivan, aka Irish Girlie Knits, is a blogger, sock-obsessed knitter, and designer known for her deceptively simple, perfectly gorgeous designs such as Cotty and Summer Wind. In addition to ...

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Sweet Baby Kate

from Irish Girlie Knits Designs
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Sweet Baby Kate
Sweet Baby Kate
Sweet Baby Kate
Sweet Baby Kate
Sweet Baby Kate
Sweet Baby Kate

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • reading a chart is helpful, but written directions are also provided
  • knit in the round

Pattern Description:

"Babies, babies, babies! When faced with at least six babies arriving in the next few months, I knew I needed to knit something fast! That's when I was inspired to make a sweet, wee version of my Cotty socks, which were named after my great-aunt Katherine. The Cotty socks have been referred to as "potato chip socks" as in you can't knit just one pair. With an easy to memorize pattern that works with just about any yarn, I knew this would solve my baby knitting dilemma.

This set includes a baby hat and socks. The socks are a perfect way for using up leftover sock yarns. Can you imagine a matching pair of Mommy Cotty socks too? Make these even daintier by adding a matching ribbon trim to the lace!"


For socks, 32 sts = 4" over st st
For hat, 24 sts = 4" over st st

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Size: 3-6 months, Socks: 2 1/4" foot circumference, 1 1/2" approximate leg length Hat: 6" width, 6" length


  • For socks: ~ 65 yards of fingering weight yarn such as Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks that Rock mediumweight, Kollge Yarns Sock-a-licious, Knitted Wit Superwash Merino Fingering, Anzula Squishy; for slightly smaller size, and using smaller needles, approximately the same yardage may be used with lighter fingering weight yarns as shown in BMFA Socks that Rock lightweight, Miss Babs Yummy Superwash Sock, Sunshine Yarns Classic Sock
  • For hat: ~ 80 yards of fingering weight yarn; see suggested yarns above
  • For socks, Size US 2 (2.75mm) or size to obtain gauge either DPNs or circular needles
  • For hat, Size US 6 (4.00 mm) either DPNs or Circular 16" with DPNs needed for decreases or size to obtain gauge

You Will Also Need:

  • Tapestry Needle
  • Stitch Markers

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