I usually just leave the ribbon color until I know for sure what mum has delivered.
I do Love these little shoes as they are also ideal for a Christening as they keep babys feet cozy and can be tied with the ribbon to make sure they are not kicked off.
The simplicity of the pattern also helps you to be very creative with your finishings. See also our Free Vintage Style Bonnet Patterns to make a matching set for Baby.
Pattern is written in US terms but uses the UK HDC
Easy vintage Bootie Free Crochet Pattern
Round 4: Ch1, 10 SC, 11 Hdc, SC to end sl to join. Ch1
sc in each stitch around ,slip to join, ch1 TURN your work
Turn down bootie cuff and thread your chosen colour of ribbon around,
FreeVintage Crochet Bonnet Patterns HERE