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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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Betsey's Braids

from Tot Toppers
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Betsey's Braids
Betsey's Braids
Betsey's Braids
Betsey's Braids
Betsey's Braids
Betsey's Braids

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • working in the round
  • basic increasing & decreasing
  • cabling
  • changing colors

Pattern Description:

This beret features a braided cable brim. Body is worked in stockinette with an optional stripe pattern. Decreases are worked gently for a swirling slouch. Cabling on brim creates extra elasticity for a fit that won't fall down. Shown on model in size Adult Small.


25 stitches and 36 rows per 4 inches in stockinette on larger needles; 2 Braid Pattern repeats per 2.25 inches on smaller needles

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Size: Newborn(0-6 months, 6-12 months, Toddler, Child, Adult Small, Adult Large)
  • FInished Circumference: 13.5 (14.75, 15.75, 17, 18, 19.25, 20.25) inches


  • 45 (55, 65, 80, 90, 100, 115) yards A and 30 (40, 50, 55, 65, 75, 90) yards each B and C sport weight yarn

You Will Also Need:

  • Size 3 (3.25 mm) 16" circular needles, Size 4 (3.5 mm) 16" circular needles and set of 5 DPNs, cable needle, stitch markers

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