It seems like every bootie or sock you put on a baby continually falls off. I enjoy making both booties and socks. They are cute, adorable and a nice addition to an outfit. The problem is finding ones that stay on their feet and don’t end up collecting dust in a dresser drawer.
I found a pattern a while back that has been mom tested and approved! Matthew Hesson-McInnis, PhD created the Left-Over Baby Socks for Needleworks, Inc. There are 2 versions of the sock pattern; the turned-heel and the short-row heel. The pattern uses US size 2 dpns with fingering weight sock yarn. If you are not familiar with making socks, this is an excellent pattern to learn on. It is also a nice one to learn how to work with dpns. The pattern has very clear, well written instructions.
For the pair of white socks pictured I used Pingouin Pingorex Baby fingering weight yarn. It is now discontinued. The socks measure 4″ long with a 2 1/2″ ribbed cuff. Ravelry, my favorite knitting/crocheting community, shows more than 240 projects made with this pattern. It is fun to see all the different colors and yarns worked up in the same pattern.