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!
Snuggling is never quite the same as in those first few months. This cocoon and hat set is perfectly cozy and soft for brand new babies. The cocoonwill fit for as long as your little one is willing to stay inside it. It's worked top-down, first flat to form placket edge, then in the round to finish. The stitch pattern is easy to memorize and adds interest to the knit. Insructions are included for the matching hat which is sized for children of all ages; its worked in the round, bottom up, and ears are worked separately in the round as well. Also be sure to check out the coordinating hooded cardigan for children up to size 10 available here as a Craftsy Workshop!
22 sts and 30 rows per 4 inches in Texture Pattern