My youngest daughter just turned 7, and in honor of her obsession with bunnies, I knit her these wonderful slippers. The pattern is Hopsalots from Tiny Owl Knits, but I forgot to write down what yarn I used – I think it was Cascade 220 Heathers (color 9491). I needed just over one skein, and I knit it double-stranded – not sure what size needles, I think US 11s, as recommended by the pattern.
I think I knit size small, and then ran them through the wash once and fitted them on her feet – they didn’t require any more felting, so it’s a good thing I wasn’t making them for an adult! I used stash yarn for the eyes, noses, and pom-pom tails. Adorable!
I think it was a good idea to knit them double-stranded, because it helped to make the felting thicker and more durable, especially on the bottoms. We’ll see how quickly she wears them out . . .