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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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Checkered Square Cap

from Tot Toppers
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Checkered Square Cap
Checkered Square Cap
Checkered Square Cap
Checkered Square Cap
Checkered Square Cap
Checkered Square Cap

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • working in the round
  • stranded colorwork
  • three needle bind-off

Pattern Description:

This hat is worked in the round and then flipped inside out & seamed with a three needle bind off to form a rectangular shape. Checkers are worked Fair Isle using different colors and textures. Sizing implies stretching, size up if you prefer a looser fitting cap.


20 stitches and 28 rows per 4 inches in stockinette

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Finished Circumference: 13(14.5, 16, 17.5, 19) inches
  • Size: Newborn(0-6 months, 6-12 months, Toddler/Child, Adult Woman)


  • 3 colors of worsted or aran weight yarn; 45(50, 55, 60, 65) yards Main Color (MC), 40(45, 50, 55, 60) yards Contrast 1(CC1) and 40(45, 50, 55, 60) yards Contrast 2(CC2)

You Will Also Need:

  • Size 7 (4.5mm) 16" circular needles and set of DPNs, stitch marker

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