Red Light, Green Light Hat & Mittens

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Red Light, Green Light Hat & Mittens Pattern


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Girls, Boys, Infant/Baby



Skill Level:

small skill level requirement Beginner

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • working in the round
  • picking up stitches
  • basic increasing & decreasing

Pattern Description:

When my son's car seat was finally turned front-facing, he couldn't get enough of stoplights. He continues to delight in telling me when it's my turn to stop or preferably GO! Mittens are worked wrist up, in the round, and include thumb instruction for sizes Toddler and up. Hat is worked bottom up and in the round as well. Knit tightly, the set is toasty warm for winter. Both projects are great for beginners.


20 sts and 30 rows per 4 inches in stockinette with yarn held doubled on larger needles

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • To Fit Head Circumference: 12.75(14.25, 16, 17.5, 19) inches
  • To Fit Hand Circumference: 3(3.75, 4.5, 5.5, 6.5, 7.5, 8.5) inches
  • Mitten Size: Preemie(Newborn, Infant, Toddler, Child Small, Child Medium, Child Large)
  • Hat Size: Preemie(Newborn, Infant, Toddler, Child)


  • Hat: 38(43, 64, 80, 100) yards each A & B and 20(37, 42, 56, 72) yards C sport weight yarn
  • Mittens: 18(26, 40, 57, 81, 104, 136) yards each A and B, and 13(15, 27, 51, 79, 107, 151) yards C sport weight yarn

You Will Also Need:

  • Size 4(3.5 mm) and size 5(3.75 mm) 16" circular needles, and set of size 5 DPNs, stitch marker

About Designer

About Designer

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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 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 ...

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