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 ...
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 I Grow Up line is for those of us who are not tots, featuring a modern classic style. Kate also strives to add specifically to the growing body of knits for boys as she has three of her own! You can find her patterns at your local yarn store or online. She also does freelance work for a variety of publications.
In her non-knitting life, Kate has just finished up a PhD in Political Science from the University of Florida. She lives with her family in South Carolina, which includes husband Ryan, Jesse, Charlie & Oliver (3 very handsome Tot Topper's models) and beloved dogs Cooper and Lou. You might also see the Oates' clan at a Clemson football game. Go Tigers!
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