Baby feet make most of us crazy with love. Chubby little blocks with squirming tiny piggies, somehow we heed their call, and when you’re a knitter, that call is loud and clear, “Make me some hand knits!”

Baby Socks In New Colors | Purl Soho

Our Baby Socks pattern has been around for awhile, but not like this before! Our Season Alpaca has seven new members of its color family, which makes for pretty festive feetsies!

Baby Socks In New Colors | Purl Soho

Knit from the top down with all the details of an adult sock (heel flap, gusset, and toe shaping), our Baby Socks are also a great way to learn the twists and turns of sock-knitting in one afternoon!

Baby Socks In New Colors | Purl Soho

And if you’re an old hand at sock knitting, well then, welcome to the ultimate gift: one precious little pair, a stack of several, or the toe-topping part of a layette set.

Baby Socks In New Colors | Purl Soho

Each skein of Season Alpaca makes 4 (or even 5!) pairs of Baby Socks for babies from just born to one year old. The best part? Getting to dress those little feet!

Baby Socks In New Colors | Purl Soho

Share your progress + connect with the community by tagging your pics with #PurlSoho, #PurlSohoBusyHands, #PurlSohoBabySocks, and #PurlSohoSeasonAlpaca. We can’t wait to see what you make!

P.S. Please note that this same pattern is featured in Joelle Hoverson’s More Last Minute Knitted Gifts. If you own that book, just follow the directions as given, using Season Alpaca instead of the recommended yarn. If you don’t have the book, we’re sad to report that it is no longer in print but happy to say you can purchase the Baby Socks Pattern here!


Baby Socks In New Colors | Purl Soho
  • 1 skein of Purl Soho’s Season Alpaca, 100% super baby alpaca. Each skein is 218 yards/100 grams; approximately 45 yards required per pair. We used the colors Heirloom White, Pink Apricot, Peony Pink, Light Cerulean, Sapphire Blue, Blue Pansy, and Purple Foxglove.
  • A set of US 4 (3.5 mm) double pointed needles
  • A Baby Socks Pattern (or a copy of More Last Minute Knitted Gifts, which is no longer in print)

These are enough materials to make 4 or even 5 pairs of Baby Socks!


26 stitches and 32 rounds = 4 inches in stockinette stitch


0–6 (6–9, 9–12) months

Finished Foot Circumference: 3¾ inches

Finished Foot Length: 3¾ (4¼, 4½) inches


Baby Socks In New Colors | Purl Soho

The Baby Socks Pattern is available for purchase as a PDF download only.

Baby Socks In New Colors | Purl Soho