A few people have mentioned making these for kids, so I made a few mods based on kids' sizes I found in other sock patterns (ages 4-8). I haven't tried this yet, but I imagine it will work!
Download the original pattern from Ravelry or in the post below, and apply these changes:
CO 52 sts. Do 3 rnds of each color for the stripes instead of 4, still do about 15 stripes (or however many you want, odd number). Or stick to 4 rows but do less stripes, up to you!
Next row: switch to MC, k13, m1, k1 (to center the heart)
Use this chart:
The heart is smaller and it's worked over 26 sts instead of 30.
Heel turn: begin with - sl 1, k 13, ssk, k1, turn
Work heel turn and decreases as set, dec back down to 52 and working stripes til 1.5" before desired length. Work toe, decreasing to 14 or 16 sts.
I'd love to hear how this works out if you try it!!