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Red Light, Green Light Hat & Mittens


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When my son's car seat was finally turned front-facing, he couldn't get enough of stoplights. He continues to delight in telling me when it's my turn to stop or preferably GO! Mittens are worked wrist up, in the round, and include thumb instruction for sizes Toddler and up. Hat is worked bottom up and in the round as well. Knit tightly, the set is toasty warm for winter. Both projects are great for beginners. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY working in the round picking up stitches basic increasing & decreasing GAUGE 20 sts and 30 rows per 4 inches in stockinette with yarn held doubled on larger needles SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS To Fit Head Circumference: 12.75(14.25, 16, 17.5, 19) inches To Fit Hand Circumference: 3(3.75, 4.5, 5.5, 6.5, 7.5, 8.5) inches Mitten Size: Preemie(Newborn, Infant, Toddler, Child Small, Child Medium, Child Large) Hat Size: Preemie(Newborn, Infant, Toddler, Child)

Supplies Needed

  • Hat: 38(43, 64, 80, 100) yards each A & B and 20(37, 42, 56, 72) yards C sport weight yarn
  • Mittens: 18(26, 40, 57, 81, 104, 136) yards each A and B, and 13(15, 27, 51, 79, 107, 151) yards C sport weight yarn
  • Size 4(3.5 mm) and size 5(3.75 mm) 16" circular needles, and set of size 5 DPNs, stitch marker

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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 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!