There are tons of slipper and baby bootie patterns to knit and since I stash worsted weight yarn more than anything else that’s what I use to knit the booties. For adult slippers I use 2 strands together. I’ve made tons of these baby booties using this free pattern from Fabulous Yarn. They require you to sign up to download the pattern but there’s probably some other freebies you might like while you’re there. The bootie is knitted flat in garter stitch and short rows are used to shape the foot.
Here’s another set of slipper booties made for a toddler from this FREE PATTERN from Knit Addicted.
It’s a really easy pattern and includes 6 sizes which is helpful since I knit for people I’ve never met. This time instead of knitting the 3rd color trim, I bound off the white and worked the pink in single crochet. The grey is knitted in some worsted from the closet and held double. I just noticed on the pattern there are instructions for this slipper bootie sized for baby by using smaller needles and baby/sport yarn.
This third slipper is similar to the grandma-slipper patterns that are just about everywhere. The FREE PATTERN is Paton’s Basic Chunky Slipper and they recommend their Shetland Tweed. I used Caron Simply Soft Party Sparkle using 2 strands and trimmed the edge with some Bernat Boa, twice around in single crochet. The party yarn has some sparkle that is rather subtle and won’t keep anyone awake at night!
The Caron Simply Soft Party in navy is available HERE for $5.95 for two skeins with free shipping.