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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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Gramps Slouch

from Tot Toppers
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Gramps Slouch
Gramps Slouch
Gramps Slouch
Gramps Slouch
Gramps Slouch
Gramps Slouch

Basic Skills Necessary:

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

Pattern Description:

This slouchy cabled hat is worked bottom up in the round, with a cable panel offset asymmetrically by a wide wale rib. Swift decreasing produces a gathered crown. Notes are also included for a beanie fit! Cable pattern is both fully written and charted. Check out the Gramps Cardigan (sold separately) in child & adult sizes for more of this stitch pattern combination. Hat shown in Medium.


19 sts and 24 rows per 4 inches in stockinette on larger needles, 38-stitch cable panel measures 6.5 inches wide

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Finished Circumference: 19.5(21.25, 23) inches
  • Size: Small(Medium, Large)


  • 160(175, 215) yards of worsted weight yarn

You Will Also Need:

  • Size 8(5 mm) 16" or 20" circular needles and set of 5 DPNs, size 6(4 mm) 16" or 20" circular needles, cable needle

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