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 ...
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!
Long underwear, but better. Little ones can wear these as pants or soaker-longies. Pants are worked from the waist down, first in the round, and then each leg is knit separately and seamed. Back is shaped with short rows so there is room for a diaper (even cloth!). Waffle pattern is easy to memorize. Shown with the Toasty Waffle Henley (pattern sold separately). Also check out the coordinating Toasty Waffle Hat!
20 sts and 24 rows per 4 inches in Waffle Pattern