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Kate Oates is the designer for Tot Toppers & When I Grow Up. She enjoys designing hats and garments for babies and children in particular, these projects often reflect a whimsical spirit. Kate's When ...

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Adventure Hat

from Tot Toppers
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Adventure Hat
Adventure Hat
Adventure Hat
Adventure Hat
Adventure Hat
Adventure Hat

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • working in the round
  • basic increasing & decreasing

Pattern Description:

This is a very special kind of hat pattern with infinite possibilities. Have you ever read one of those make-your-own endings books? This hat pattern is inspired by the freedom of choice! Instructions are provided for several varieties of brims body shapes, and crown decreases. You'll follow along choosing between ribbed, rolled, or seed stitch brim, then choose beanie, beret or slouchy body style, and finish with a beanie, ruched, stocking or beret crown. Do it different, every time.


20 sts and 27 rows per 4 inches in stockinette on larger needles

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Finished Circumference: 9.5(10.75, 12, 14.5, 16.75, 19.25, 21.5)"
  • Size: Preemie(Newborn, Baby, Toddler, Child, Adult Small, Adult Large)


  • worsted weight yarn: 45(60, 75, 100, 130, 170, 215) yards for beanie 50(75, 95, 130, 170, 218, 270) yards for slouch 70(85, 105, 135, 175, 225, 275) yards for stocking 50(75, 90, 120, 160, 200, 250) yards for beret

You Will Also Need:

  • Size 6(4 mm) and Size 7(4.5 mm) 16" circular needles and set of 5 DPNs, stitch marker, tapestry needle
  • Notions: Two 3/4-1 inch buttons if desired, as shown in the ribbed beanie sample

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