I have been crocheting some baby doll booties and hats for Molly’s Babies. Molly’s Babies is in need of baby doll clothes and blankets for their dolls that they give away to children in need.
When I asked about the sizes they needed for their dolls, I was told just to crochet newborn baby sized items. So I used my crocheted cuffed baby booties pattern to make the booties. I used sport and fingering yarn to crochet the booties following the pattern exactly to make the off-white and blue booties below. As you can see, the booties are different sizes but I figure that they have many different sizes of dolls so the booties should fit one of their dolls.
For the rose colored hat and bootie set pictured at the top, I crocheted them with some worst weight yarn. Because this yarn was heavier, I altered the booties by only crocheting 18 stitches around for the toe portion. Then I only chained 7 stitches for the cuff and only did a total of 7 rows for the cuff. The result is a bootie that is about 3 inches long and 1-1/2 inches wide standing.
The hat pattern I used is just a basic baby beanie pattern. Just use whatever baby hat pattern you like. I added a reverse single crochet (crab stitch) around the rose hat for trim. I used several different yarns, so my baby doll hats range from 4-1/4 inches to 5 inches wide. As I mentioned, they can use many different sizes of baby doll items so I don’t think you have to worry about getting any exact measurements.
I had fun crocheting these baby doll booties and hats. I add a flower to this last one to brighten it up. I plan on crocheting a few more items before shipping them off to the Molly’s Babies organization. So if you enjoy charity crocheting like I do, please consider crocheting some baby doll items that you can donation to this much honorable cause.