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Trail Cap


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This adorable pattern set includes two projects, the girly Butterfly Trail Cap and the unisex Bumblebee Trail Cap. Instructions for ladybug embellishment are also included. Both projects are based with a simple hat design. Embellishments are knit separately and then stitched to the hat alongside the trail. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY working in the round basic increasing & decreasing working on DPNs GAUGE 20 stitches and 26 rows per 4 inches in stockinette SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Size: Newborn(3 months, 6 months, Toddler, Child) Finished Circumference: 11.25(12.75, 14.5, 16, 17.5)" To Fit: 13(14.5, 16.5, 18, 20)" SUGGESTED YARN 110 yards of Worsted weight

Supplies Needed

  • Yarn: 70(80, 90, 100, 110) yards worsted weight yarn, and a variety of scraps (preferably dk weight) for embellishments
  • Size 7 (4.5mm) 16" circular needles and set of 5 DPNs, set of size 4 (3.5 mm) 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!