Polka Dot Spots by Kate Oates
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Polka Dot Spots

January 2013
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 27 rows = 4 inches
in Polka Dot Pattern
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
Cowl: One size Hat: Newborn (3 months, 6 months, Toddler)(Child, Adult Small, Adult Large)
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This happy little set first appeared in Petite Purls Magazine and has now been upgraded with an additional size and put into PDF form.

This mama is crazy about polka dots because there is something innately happy about them. My boys also absolutely love it when I wear something they consider interesting. Thus, funky colorful hats for them, and neutrals in a basic infinity cowl for me. • Colorwork is stranded, hats are worked bottom-up and the cowl is worked sideways in the round and grafted for a seamless finish. • Top dog Jesse is wearing size Child, Charlie (age 3) is wearing Toddler and baby Oliver is wearing size 3 months. Oliver is also wearing his Sugar Bear Cardigan (pattern sold separately).

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Cowl: One size
Hat: Newborn (3 months, 6 months, Toddler)(Child, Adult Small, Adult Large)
Finished Measurements
Cowl Width (when doubled): 6.5”
Cowl Length: 50”
Hat Circumference: 12.75 (14.5, 16, 17.5)(19.25, 20.75, 22.5)”
20 sts and 27 rows per 4” in Polka Dot Pattern on larger needles
Cowl: 400 yards A and 200 yards B worsted weight yarn
Hat: 45 (60, 65, 75)(85, 100, 115) yards A, 15 (20, 25, 30)(35, 35, 45) yards B and 20 (25, 30, 35)(50, 55, 55) yards C worsted weight yarn
Cowl: Size 7 (4.5 mm) 16” circular needles, size H (5 mm) crochet hook for provisional cast-on, stitch marker
Hat: Size 6 (4 mm) 16” circular needles, size 7 (4.5 mm) 16” circular needles and set of 5 DPNs, stitch marker