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Single Skein Knit Baby Hat and Booties


Before you head to your next baby shower, gather up your favorite free baby knitting patterns and get inspired. These Single Skein Knit Baby Hat Booties are perfect for a newborn and take no time to make. This is sure to become one of your new favorite baby hat knitting patterns and you'll love making the booties, too. Use pink or blue yarn if you know the little one's gender, or choose a neutral color if the new mommy is looking receiving a surprise from the stork.



  • Soft baby yarn (1 skein)
  • Size 4 knitting needles
  • Plastic sewing needle




  1. Cast on 67 stitches using 2 strands of yarn. You will do this throughout.
  2. Knit 2, Purl 2 for approximately 14 rows or 2" in length.
  3. Next 14 rows knit all stitches until piece measure approximately 3-1/2" in length.
  4. Begin decrease: Knit 1, knit 2tog to end - do this for 4 rows until you have approximately only 8 stitches remain on needle. Remove needle and pull yarn through the 8 stitches tightly and tie off.
  5. Sew the sides of the cap with the plastic sewing needled and tie off. Make pompom and sew to the top as shown on the photo.


  1. Cast on 17 stitches using 2 strands of yarn.
  2. Knit 5, Purl 1, Knit 5, Purl 1, Knit 5 for approximately 11 rows.
  3. Knit 1, Purl 1, for 11 more rows.
  4. Tie off and pull yarn through to make the tow shape. Use the plastic needle to sew up the front part of the bootie to just about the 1st full knitted row area. Be sure to check the photo for the approximate area to stop sewing. Sew the backside of the bootie, tie off. Make two small pompoms and tie to the front of each bootie. There - you are finished, cute as can be.



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