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 top-down romper features a onesie style neckline that overlaps on each side providing room to go over baby's head without a gaping wide neck or button closure. Front and back are worked separately and then joined for the body, then separated again for the legs to make diaper changes easy. The romper features chevron colorwork, which can be just as easily exchanged for stripes or even worked solid to make it more beginner-friendly. Shown in 12 months with matching Ollie Hat (pattern sold separately). Pattern includes instructions for short sleeves & long sleeves, and both shorts & pants options.
20 sts and 27 rows per 4 inches in stockinette on larger needles