eBooks available as Ravelry Downloads

eBook : 5 patterns

The first ever Gramps Knitalong will begin in the Tot Toppers Ravelry Group on August 1. Now through the end of the August you can purchase, for a limited time only, all of the Gramps patterns as a collection. The 2 Gramps Cardigans (for kids and adults), Gramps Blanket and Gramps Slouch are included as are a bonus surprise new baby Gramps pattern that will come out in time for the start of the KAL.

eBook : 1 pattern

Book is available in hard copy as well!

eBook : 12 patterns

Version 2 of the e-book now available! The booklet is also available in print here.

eBook : 12 patterns

Hard copy also available.

Patterns available as Ravelry Downloads

Knitting: Legwarmers
We are KAL any and all Gramps patterns starting August 1 in the Tot Toppers & When I Grow Up ravelry group. Join us! Check out the Gramps Collection for 5 patterns at a great price.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Whether on her way to a Tea Party or dressing up for her
Knitting: Cardigan
This wee little asymmetrical cardigan is worked from the top down with raglan sleeves. Its accented with a simple striped yoke and garter stitch hems. The smidge of “prehistoric” colorwork is perfect for knitter’s trying intarsia for the first time. Instructions are included for both short & long sleeved versions. Shown in Newborn (red...
Knitting: Pullover
This fingering weight project is a perfect layering piece for cool fall winter days but light enough for a summer baby. Its worked from the top down with a simply sweet stripe pattern. The onesie style neckline overlaps on each side providing room to go over baby’s head without a gaping wide neck or button closure. This top is seamless and...
Knitting: Stocking
This fingering weight project is perfect to keep new babies warm in cooler seasons but light enough for a summer baby who needs a little protection from the air conditioning. It features an easy stripe pattern and a sweet stocking shaped crown, topped off with a cute little loop. Make it festive with holiday colors! This is a great project for b...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This pattern was the design for March 2013 Dragonfly Fibers Club. It is now available to all!
Knitting: Cardigan
Every tot needs their own double breasted jacket, yes? This striped duffle style sweater is worked top down all in one piece. There is no seaming and the hood is worked bottom-up from the collar. The stripes are worked intarsia and this is a great first-intarsia project since there is no chart to follow. Consider adding extra length to the sleev...
Knitting: Baby Blanket
This square blankie is worked unconventionally from the center out. You’ll love seeing it grow so quickly, and this method allows you to make it smaller or larger with no adjustments to the stitch pattern--just keep working until you’re ready to bind off. The chevron texture looks identical on both sides & is created simply with ...
Knitting: Earflap Hat
This squishy textured hat will quickly become your favorite. Sized for all ages, mini ear flaps are knit first, then the cap is worked bottom up seamlessly. Choose as many or few colors as you’d like, it’s suited equally well for guys & gals. Featured in Newborn with the coordinating Favorite Blanket (pattern sold separately) and also shown ...
Knitting: Baby Blanket
Colorful, reversible and easy to knit, this adorable blanket will be a favorite both to create and to love. It’s worked all in one piece with no stitches to pick up. This is a great first project for beginners, and can be done with fewer colors to make it even more simple. Shown with the Favorite Cap (pattern sold separately).
Knitting: Cowl
Scrumptiously winding around your neck, the River Cowl fights off the chill with double layers of cabled fabric. It’s worked sideways in the round, all in one piece. Cable Pattern is both fully written & charted. Supplement the circumference or width easily by tacking on additional cable repeats.
Knitting: Cardigan
This easy, beginner-friendly raglan cardigan pattern is worked top-down, all in one piece, so you can easily adjust the sleeve and hem length if desired for a growing child (or even add length later). Sample shown in size 12 months featuring long sleeves; instructions are provided for short sleeves as well. Work the sweater striped as shown, or ...
Knitting: Headband
This quick & sassy headband is knit in a few pieces that are sewn together during finishing. The band is worked sideways, which means that you can easily knit it exactly to fit, if desired. Experiment with jazzy novelty yarns and funky buttons to make it just right for your princess. Try different weight yarns (with corresponding needle size...
Knitting: Vest
This vest is worked in one piece from the bottom up featuring crossover ribbing and a sweetheart colorwork design on front. Ribbing at armholes and front is picked up once sweater and hood are knit. Design is a kid-friendly version of Kate’ s adult pattern, the Mary Swanson Cardi-Vest. Included are instructions to knit a shorter waist length swe...
Knitting: Cardigan
KAL is scheduled for this pattern! Details are here. We begin March 14, there are discounts and prizes involved, too :)
Knitting: Mittens
These toasty warm mittens match the Warmest Hood (pattern sold separately). They knit up very quickly and are equally perfect for boys & girls of any age. Extra length is included in the wrist to keep these snugly tucked inside a jacket. Pattern includes both child and adult sizes and is perfect for beginning knitters.
Knitting: Headwear - Other
A great quick gifty knit :)
Knitting: Baby Blanket
This beginner-friendly design has no real “wrong side,” as it looks different but beautiful from either. It’s worked all in one piece, with no picking up stitches, and is lovely at any gauge.
Knitting: Mittens, Stocking
A simply adorable hat & mitten set, Jolly is worked in the round and incorporates three colors in a happy stripe pattern. Extra length is added to mittens to help them stay on little hands. Thumb instructions are included for sizes Toddler-Child; smallest sizes are worked without. Mittens shown in Infant, hat in 6 months. These projects are ...
Knitting: Clothing - Other
This top-down romper features a onesie style neckline that overlaps on each side providing room to go over baby’s head without a gaping wide neck or button closure. Front and back are worked separately and then joined for the body, then separated again for the legs to make diaper changes easy. The romper features chevron colorwork, which can be ...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This cap features a twist here and a zig zag there. Its worked bottom up in the round with a cabled rib brim and minimal stranded colorwork for the chevrons. Shown fitted in 6 months
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Rectangular hats are easy to knit and ultra adorable. There is no shaping involved, and this one can be knit exactly to the proper length for its recipient without any pattern modification. This cap is worked bottom up with a simple cable repeat—it’s a great first cabling project. The stitch pattern also makes it super stretchy, so consider knit...
Knitting: Legwarmers
Comfy cozy for outdoors or air conditioning, this legwarmer design offers a selection of trim, colorwork & fit options. Mix and match as you please. The smallest size is intended to fit babies through toddlers as they age, demonstrated on all three models—a 3-month old, a 1-year old and a 3-year old. Two additional sizes are provided if you ...
Knitting: Pixie Hat, Blanket - Other
The transition from womb to world is a startling one—newborns love to be snuggled up tight! This layette set features an oh-so-cozy matching cocoon and hat with a beautiful textured stitch and simple cabled detailing around the edges. Cocoon features a dip in the front for baby’s face so that the back neck can be covered. One size fits babies up...
Knitting: Vest
This fetching vest is engagingly precocious and handsomely corporate — set him up for success. The design features a simple slip-stitch texture pattern, front pockets, a deep v-neck and buttons up the front. Its’ worked bottom up, all in one piece. Shown in size 2.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque, Stocking
This cabled hat for babies & children can be worked either as a stocking cap or a beanie. Its’ worked bottom up with a ribbed brim, the original cable panel is set on a reverse stockinette background. Stocking shown in Newborn on 5 day old baby Oliver, and Child Beanie on big brother Jesse.
Knitting: Cardigan
A jacket with sweet little details, this design includes a Snail Chart worked intarsia over the back. Leave it off for more of a basic. Cardigan is worked bottom-up with raglan style sleeves and tipped ribbing. Pockets are knit into the garment. Shown in 12 months.
Knitting: Cardigan
Johanna is a double breasted cardigan featuring ¾-length sleeves and loads of detail. It’s worked top-down with seamless, set-in sleeves. The defined waist and flare at the cuff and hip give it a tailored and flattering fit. Pop the collar or leave it buttoned, the jacket can be dressed up or down. This project works up beautifully in variegated...
Knitting: Ornamental Flower, Toy Plant
The flower that never wilts! A perfect gifty item or décor for your desk. Pot is worked first, bottom up and in the round, then soil and stem are worked seamlessly and finished with flower center. Petals and leaves are knit separately in the round and then seamed.
Knitting: Throw, Baby Blanket
Baby blanket or afghan, this square throw is equally suited to wrap a precious bundle or adorn your sofa. Based on the stitch patterns used in the Gramps Cardigan and Gramps Slouch patterns, it’s worked from one end to the other with no stitches to pick up.
Knitting: Pullover, Dress
This top-down tunic utilizes a clever seamless set-in sleeve construction. Sweater can be worked dress-length (shown in blue) or tunic-length to hit at hip (shown in brown). The design features slightly puffy sleeves, a flattering pleat underneath the bust, and a side split at thigh. Gentle waist shaping creates extra ease around the hips. Shown...
Knitting: Cardigan
This fitted lightweight cardigan is set off with delicate details.
Knitting: Pullover
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Knitting: Beret, Tam
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Knitting: Chart
This is my set of Wintry Charts.
Knitting: Beret, Tam, Beanie, Toque, Stocking
This is a very special kind of hat pattern with infinite possibilities.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This is the perfect first hat project—easy as pie and cute as a button for both boys and girls. The brim is worked in garter
Knitting: Pullover
Preceded by the Master Charles Sweater (babies & children) and the Master Charles Hat (all ages), here comes the Prof. Charles sweater for the manly crowd!
Knitting: Pullover
We are KAL this sweater, come join us!
Knitting: Cardigan
This modern cardigan features two ribbing patterns, an i-cord buttonband and a cozy collar. It’s sized from tiny to teen and is perfect for both boy and girl members of the family. Ryan is a seamless, raglan-style knit that makes a great first sweater project. Choose your toggles carefully, they set-off the garment! This cardigan is also well su...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Rondo is a piece of music that has a principal theme that alternates with other, often more challenging or interesting themes. The familiarity of the principal theme is very similar to the familiarity of a cable pattern that repeats itself. This cabled slouch was music in my fingers and I hope it will play for you similarly. The brim is worked i...
Knitting: Clothing - Other
Gauge note: Some knitters have had trouble getting my row gauge and thus are concerned about the total length. Here is an easy fix. Cast on more stitches than the pattern calls for on each wing (right before you begin the short rows). Add 4 sts to the RS CO for every 2 sts on the WS CO. This will not require any other adjustments to the pattern ...
Knitting: Pullover
This dashing sweater is worked seamlessly with all-over cabling. The polo placket & collar add style and ease of fit over a child’s head. You’ll knit from the bottom up in the round, then back and forth once work for placket begins. Sleeves are also worked in the round. Instructions are both written and charted, making this a great first-cab...
Knitting: Beret, Tam
This smocked beret is completely reversible for two totally different finished looks. It utilizes an easy-to-memorize pattern and not-your-average construction. Brim for this hat is knit first in a strip, and then seamed. Stitches for hat body are picked up along brim edge, and hat is worked from the bottom up. Button choice can really personali...
Knitting: Skirt, Soakers
Blog post on this design.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This hat is designed to be worn for years, even in the smallest size! The extended ribbing can be folded up more or less, or even be doubled to increase its wearability. It also provides for extra warmth over the ears. Plaid colorwork is stranded in the round and continues through crown decreases. Add a third color into this design by working th...
Knitting: Vest
This pattern has just been newly updated and includes three new sizes for older children as well as tweaks to the original pattern sold. Please note that this pattern is no longer available on KnitPicks for purchase.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This slouchy cabled hat is worked bottom up in the round, with a cable panel offset asymmetrically by a wide wale rib. Swift decreasing produces a gathered crown. Notes are also included for a beanie fit! Cable pattern is both fully written and charted. Check out the Gramps Cardigan in child & adult sizes for more of this stitch pattern comb...
Knitting: Cardigan
This is the adult version of Gramps. Click here for the child’s version--there is a slight overlap in the sizing! You may also be interested in checking out the KAL thread or the related video tutorial on cabling while decreasing.
Knitting: Cardigan
This is the adult version of Sarabeth! Click here to see the kids version (sized 2-16).
Knitting: Mittens
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Knitting: Sleeveless Top
This lace knit reminds me of pie lattice! Chest panel is worked horizontally, so achieving a perfect gauge is less critical. Stitches for lace section are picked up and worked down, making length easily adjustable. Top is finished with delicate picot edging and even the straps include sweet detailing. Lace is both charted and fully written. Show...
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
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Knitting: Cardigan
This is the kids-version of Sarabeth, Click here for Adult sizes! (Up to 50” finished chest). Click here for the Blog Post about this design.
Knitting: Cardigan
Click here for the Blog Post about this pattern including sizing notes & notes on the front decreasing. There is also a video tutorial available to show you how to cross cables before performing the yoke/raglan decreases. And, check out the KAL thread to see all sorts of Q&A about this pattern and the other gramps designs.
Knitting: Pullover
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Knitting: Pants, Soakers
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Knitting: Pullover
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Knitting: Earflap Hat
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Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Click here for the blog post about this design.
Knitting: Mittens, Beanie, Toque
Blog post about this design
Knitting: Beret, Tam
Winter in the Carolinas doesn’t necessitate heavy gear in the day-to-day. This quick and easy knit is open enough for breathing room, but still gives those of us in mild climates a
Knitting: Beret, Tam, Bonnet
Size: 0-3 months (3-6 months, 6-12 months, Toddler, Child)
Knitting: Scarf
This all-season scarf can fend off the chill or accent a sundress with a contrasting mash of lace. Scarf features 2 panels worked from the hem up with scalloped edges and a floral paisley lace, and a third middle panel of openwork. Design looks great from either side! Paisley design is charted, pattern recommended for an experienced knitter who ...
Knitting: Vest
A classically shaped v-neck vest for little men, this sweater features a textured stripe design throughout. It’s worked from the bottom up in the round, and back and forth once shaping for armholes begins. Stitch patterns keep it interesting to knit, and it’s worked seamlessly!
Knitting: Billed Hat
We had so much fun knitting this up in the Knitting for Boys group as a KAL! Lots of tips & tricks to be found in our discussions here and here.
Knitting: Cardigan
This almost-seamless cardigan is worked from the bottom up, including the hood. The textured fabric and weight of this garment makes it suitable for fall or spring, and not too hot for those with mild winters. Use a slightly heavier yarn at gauge for a warmer sweater. Hood is shaped to fit the curve of the head, accentuated with ears on top! Ins...
Knitting: Pullover, Tee
This short sleeve, warm weather garment features a lace border at each hem and on the neckline as well as a flattering pleat on the front of the garment. Design includes optional waist shaping and is knit from the bottom up in the round, then worked back and forth to create neckline. Raglan style sleeves are attached seamlessly. Pattern includes...
Knitting: Pullover
This refined sweater design captures the beloved stitch and cable components of the Master Charles Cabled Ear Flap Hat. It’s worked in the round from the bottom up with set-in sleeves. Stitch pattern is surprisingly simple and you’ll delight in watching your progress. Just try not to slow down too much from all the project petting. Sweater model...
Knitting: Vest
Pattern was updated in Fall 2013 to include seamless construction of the pocket attachment :)
Knitting: Earflap Hat
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 ‘...
Knitting: Beret, Tam
This beret features a braided cable brim. Body is worked in stockinette with an optional stripe pattern. Decreases are worked gently for a swirling super-slouch. Cabling on brim creates extra elasticity for a fit that won’t fall down over the eyes. Shown on model in size Adult Small.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Suitable for new knitters! This cute little cap features a sweet stripe pattern, a sprout and a bobble on top. It’s easily and quickly knit, and may just become your go-to shower gift! Sizing implies stretching for a snug fit; size up for a looser fitting cap.
Knitting: Shrug / Bolero
An airy sweater that lets in the sunshine of the South, the Sweet Tea Shrug will become your go-to warm weather cardigan. It’s worked from the bottom up with set-in sleeves and you’ll memorize the lace repeat quickly. Dainty picot edging provides a delicate finish. Pattern includes 8 sizes; lace work is charted. Full schematic included.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Feminine and delicate, this hat is worked from the bottom up in the round and finished with knit “roses.” Airy scallops and lightweight fiber make this project perfect for warm weather.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
On this funky hat each spike is knit in the round at the top of the hat, one after the other. Eye pieces are knit separately and stitched to the front of the hat. A crocheted edge accents the brim and several of the spikes. Moms at the park will be green eyed over this one!
Knitting: Vest
Worked in 1 piece from the bottom up featuring crossover ribbing and a stranded colorwork design on front. Ribbing at armholes and front is picked up once sweater and hood are knit.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Size: Newborn(0-6 months, 6-12 months, Toddler, Child)
Knitting: Pullover
A classic design for the little man in your life, this is a short sleeved, lightweight sweater. Sweater features an argyle pattern in front, and a polo-style collar and button placket. The tipped rib on collar, sleeves, and bottom allow for a fun mix of color. It’s sized from 0-8 years; you’re sure to get lots of opportunity to
Knitting: Hats - Other
100% of proceeds from this design go to Haiti disaster relief efforts.
Knitting: Beret, Tam
This is the first design in the “When I Grow Up” line by Tot Toppers. Same fun style, but for those that aren’t tots :) I offer a kit for this hat with indie dyer, Yarn Love. Available kits are in my Etsy Store.
Knitting: Stocking
A take on the classic stocking shape, this hat design features stripes that alternate both in texture and in color. Simple enough for a beginner to complete, but stitch patterns will
Knitting: Hats - Other
A superfast girly knit with two ears, a snout and a curly tail! Hat is worked in the round; ears are worked separately on double pointed needles as part of the decrease. Snout and tail
Knitting: Earflap Hat
This design features a simple and easy to remember fair isle pattern, great for beginners learning stranding technique! Ear flaps are knit first, then worked into the cast on round.
Knitting: Earflap Hat
Hat for ALL ages, from infant all the way to adult man.
Knitting: Animal Toy
This is an “extra” embellishment to the Trail Cap Pattern. Ladybug is intended to sit on top of the hat, in place of butterfly.
Knitting: Pants
A charming cool-weather duo for infants, the Mod Circle Hat and the Mod Circle Sweaterpants are available separately here on ravelry, or as a set.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
A charming cool-weather duo for infants, the Mod Circle Hat and the Mod Circle Sweaterpants are available separately or as a set. Circle design is worked in Fair Isle. Hat is knit in the round, and topped with a pom pom. Colorwork is written line by line. This pattern has been professionally edited!
Knitting: Earflap Hat
Hat for ALL ages, from preemie all the way to adult large.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
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Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Finished Head Circumference: 11.5 (13, 14.5, 16, 18)
Knitting: Brimmed Hat
A warm and cozy hat for even the tiniest witch! Hat is knit in the round from the brim up with an extra long stocking. The brim goes all the way around and is encased in stockinette knitting. The pattern includes a traceable brim outline. Because of the sturdy brim, knit size closest to actual head circumference.
Knitting: Pants, Beret, Tam
A charming cool-weather duo for infants, the Mod Circle Set includes patterns for both the Mod Circle Hat and the Mod Circle Sweaterpants. Circle design is worked in Fair Isle. Mod Circle Hat is knit in the round, and the pants are worked in two pieces.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Charlotte’s Web is a lacy knit hat with a scalloped edge. Charlotte is knit separately and then stitched securely onto the top of the hat afterward. Don’t worry, she doesn’t bite. But she will draw many admirers!
Knitting: Billed Hat
This hat is worked in the round for a classic look suitable for all ages! The tweed topper is ready for fall, with a brim in the front for shade. Bobbles line the brim all the way around, and cables run up all around the hat. Pattern includes a traceable brim outline.
Knitting: Hats - Other
This hat is worked in the round and then seamed at the top with a three needle BO to form a rectangular shape. Checkers are worked in a Fair Isle pattern using different colors and textures. Sizing implies stretching, size up if you prefer a looser fitting cap.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque, Animal Toy
This adorable pattern set includes two projects, the girly Butterfly Trail Cap and the unisex Bumblebee Trail Cap. Both projects are based with a simple hat design. Embellishments are knit separately and then stitched to the hat alongside the trail. Pattern was updated April 2013 to include the Ladybug Embellishment, reflect upon some FAQs and t...
Knitting: Shorts, Pants, Soakers
Finished Waist: 19 (20, 21) inches
Knitting: Cloche Hat
This hat is a basic for any little (or big) girl’s closet! Two separate patterns are included—one in sport weight and one in worsted weight. Both patterns are written for any age. (Pictures show sport weight in hot pink, and worsted in light pink, cream/orange/pink stripes). This pattern has been professionally edited
Knitting: Pixie Hat
Size: Preemie/Newborn (Infant, Toddler, Child/Adult Woman)
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This pattern is now re-released in edited form, with an additional size!
Knitting: Brimmed Hat, Billed Hat
This made-for-warm-weather hat is knit in the round from the brim up. The brim goes all the way around to protect baby’s delicate skin from the sun and is encased in a knit rib. The pattern includes a traceable brim outline.
Knitting: Stocking
This hat is a photographer’s delight. Whether mommy or daddy, or a professional in studio, this knit will add character to any photo shoot. It’s a super quick project with chunky yarn and large needles. Take care not to leave any infant unattended with this garment as the long tail presents a hazard. It also becomes impractical once infant becom...