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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 : Squiggles

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • cast on
  • work in the round

Pattern Description:

Rectangular hats are easy to knit and ultra adorable. There is no shaping involved, and this one can be knit exactly to the proper length for its recipient without any pattern modification. This cap is worked bottom up with a simple cable repeatit's a great first cabling project. The stitch
pattern also makes it super stretchy, so consider knitting a size up for an even longer wear-time on your growing child. Shown in size Toddler on sweet little Addie May, who just had her first birthday.


27 sts and 34 rows per 4 inches in Cable Pattern on larger needles

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Size: Preemie(Newborn, 3 months, 6 months)[Toddler, Child Small, Child Large]
  • Finished Circumference: 10(11.25, 12.5, 13.75)[15, 16.25, 17.5] inches
  • Fits Up To: 12.5(14, 15.75, 17.25)[18.75, 20.25, 22] inches


  • Tools: Size 5(3.75 mm) and Size 6(4 mm) 16" circular needles, spare DPN, cable needle, stitch marker, tapestry needle
  • Yarn: 100(125, 150, 175)[200, 250, 290] yards DK weight yarn

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Baah! Sonoma


Pink Tourmaline

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