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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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from Tot Toppers
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Conduit

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • basic increasing & decreasing
  • cast on
  • cabling
  • i-cord
  • working from a chart

Pattern Description:

This cabled hat for babies & children can be worked either as a stocking cap or a beanie. Its' worked bottom up with a ribbed brim, the original cable panel is set on a reverse stockinette background. Stocking shown in Newborn on 5 day old baby Oliver, and Child Beanie on big brother Jesse.


28 sts and 38 rows per 4 inches in stockinette on larger needles, 44-st cable panel measures 5.25 inches, 52-st cable panel measures 6.25 inches

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Size: Newborn(Infant, Toddler, Child)
  • Finished Circumference: 13(14.75, 17.25, 18.75) inches
  • Fits Up To: 15(17, 19.5, 21.5) inches


  • Yarn: 90(120, 160, 190) yards fingering weight yarn for beanie; 115(150, 200, 235) yards fingering weight yarn for stocking
  • Tools: Size 1(2.25 mm) and size 2(2.75 mm) 16" circular needles and set of 5 DPNs, stitch marker, tapestry needle

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