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Checkered Texture Topper


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This sweet little hat is a quick knit with a simple pattern. It's knit in the round, with decreases forming a pinwheel. Knit it in one color as shown, or add a second color for alternating checkers! Row gauge is important to this design, as length is worked by adding rounds within the pattern. Sizing for hat implies stretching for a snug fit, size up if you prefer a roomier cap BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY working in the round basic decreasing GAUGE 22 sts and 32 rows per 4 inches in stockinette SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Size: Newborn (0-6 months, 6-12 months, Toddler, Child); Finished Circumference: 11.75(13, 14.5, 16, 17.5) inches; To Fit: 13.75(15, 16.5, 18, 19.5)

Recommended with this pattern

  • 90(100,112,125,140) yards dk weight yarn
  • Size 6(4 mm) 16" circular needles and set of 5 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!