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Checkered Square Cap


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  • Stranded

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This hat is worked in the round and then flipped inside out & seamed with a three needle bind off to form a rectangular shape. Checkers are worked Fair Isle using different colors and textures. Sizing implies stretching, size up if you prefer a looser fitting cap. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY working in the round stranded colorwork three needle bind-off GAUGE 20 stitches and 28 rows per 4 inches in stockinette SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Finished Circumference: 13(14.5, 16, 17.5, 19) inches Size: Newborn(0-6 months, 6-12 months, Toddler/Child, Adult Woman)

Supplies Needed

  • 3 colors of worsted or aran weight yarn; 45(50, 55, 60, 65) yards Main Color (MC), 40(45, 50, 55, 60) yards Contrast 1(CC1) and 40(45, 50, 55, 60) yards Contrast 2(CC2)
  • Size 7 (4.5mm) 16" circular needles and set of DPNs, stitch marker

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Tot Toppers
Tot Toppers
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!