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The Emperor


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Babies generally rule the roost, so why not dress them like royalty? This grandiose topper whips up super fast and features a lofty fiber worthy of a noble. Perfect for picture day or winter weather, older kids will enjoy this chunky cap as well. Hat is worked in the round, muffs are knit separately and stitched on. Make sure to choose a thick 'n thin yarn if you like the textured look (shown here in Toddler size), or use a single weight yarn for a smooth and precise finish. Instructions for giant pom pom included! BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY working in the round basic increasing & decreasing single crochet GAUGE 12 stitches and 18 rows per 4 inches in stockinette SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Finished Circumference: 11.75 (14, 16.25, 18.75) inches Size: Newborn (Baby, Toddler, Child)

Supplies Needed

  • 60 (70, 85, 110) yards MC and 75 yards CC bulky weight yarn
  • Size 11 (8mm) 16" circular needles and set of 5 DPNs, size H or larger crochet hook, 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!