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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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Hansel & Gretel

from Tot Toppers
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Hansel & Gretel
Hansel & Gretel
Hansel & Gretel
Hansel & Gretel
Hansel & Gretel
Hansel & Gretel

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • working in the round
  • basic increasing & decreasing
  • picking up stitches
  • grafting live stitches together (kitchener stitch)

Pattern Description:

This set started with bloomer-inspired overalls and ended with a dress! Whether you're knitting for a boy, girl, or one of each, the cute simplicity of these designs will complement. Both pieces are worked bib first and top-down. Stitches are cast on for the waist and pieces are then worked in the round. Bloomeralls are finished one leg at a time, in the round, and dress is bound off at the bottom of the skirt. Each strap is knit horizontally and seamed. Work in two colors or three or more! Dress shown in size 2; bloomeralls shown in size 12 months.


18 sts and 26 rows per 4 inches in stockinette on larger needles; 24 sts and 26 rows per 4 inches in Uneven Rib

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Finished Waist: 16.75(18, 18.25, 19, 19, 19.25) inches
  • Size: 6 months(12 months, 18 months, 2, 3, 4)


  • For Bloomeralls (shown in Three Color Stripe Pattern): 160(185, 200, 225, 240, 275) yards A, 60(70, 80, 90, 100, 115) yards each B & C
  • For Dress (shown in Two Color Stripe Pattern): 130(150, 165, 180, 195, 215) yards A, 135(170, 185, 215, 245, 290) yards B

You Will Also Need:

  • Size 6(4 mm) and size 8(5 mm) 16" circular needles and set of 5 DPNs, stitch marker
  • Notions: Two 1-inch buttons, matching thread

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