Squash top

I hook/ 5.50mm
sport weight (shown knit picks)
2T to 5T

Notes on sizing....This hat is stretchy and form fitting. Finished beanie from this pattern fits both my 2yr old and my 5yr old. If you switched to worsted yarn moved up to a J hook and add a few rows for length this could easily fit teens and adults. To make it fit toddlers row3 should be worked as dc, dc, 2dc so you will be starting with 20 instead of 30 dc for the body and shorten by a few rows. You could also increase stitches in row3 to make it bigger if you wanted to still work with I hook and sport yarn to make it bigger. And  you could decrease further in row3 to make baby sizes.


Row1 :Ch3, 4 hdc in first chain join to starting chain. (5)
Row2: Ch2, hdc in each hdc join
Repeat row 2 for a total of 5 rows
Row 6: 2dc in each hdc (10)
Row 7: Ch3, 2dc in next dc, dc, 2dc, repeat throughout row (15)
Row 8: Ch3 dc in same space, 2dc in each dc (30)

Body change color

Row1: Attach yarn in top of dc ch3. In same dc work fpdc. In all dc's throughout this row you will work a dc in top and a fpdc around same dc. Join to starting chain.(60)
Row2: Chain 3 work fpdc in first fpdc, dc in each normal dc (there are no increases in this row)
you will work evenly to corresponding fpdc's and dc's.
Row3-10: Repeat row 2 fasten off. (for 4T/5T add at least 1 extra row)

Trim change color

Row1 join new yarn in top of dc, ch1 and sc around join.
Row2 ch1, sc around, join. Fasten off.


Tip Top Tank

Tip Top Tank

H hook
Medium Worsted

18-24months (2T,3T,4T)

Ch8 join to to first chain. (back loop)

SS into chain loop. Ch3 work 4 dc's into the loop. Turn (5)
Ch3, dc in same space, dc, 2dc, dc, 2dc in previous rows turning chain. Turn (8)
Ch3, dc in same ch space, dc across, 2 dc in previous rows turning chain. Turn (10)
Repeat row 3 for 4 (5)(6)(7)more rows. Fasten off.

1st shoulder strap
SS into beginning ch8 loop.
Row1: Ch3, 3 dc in ring. Turn (4)
Row2: Ch3 work 3 dc across. Turn
Repeat Row2 til you have a total of 9 (10) (11) (12) rows. Fasten off

2nd shoulder strap
Repeat 1st shoulder strap. Do not fasten off

Using working yarn from 2nd strap turn and ch3
Row1: Dc in each dc, ch 12 (14,16,18), dc across 1st straps dc's. Turn
Row2: Ch3, dc in each dc and each ch. Turn
Row3: Repeat Row 2
Row4: Ch3, dc in same space, dc across, 2dc in previous rows turning ch. Turn
Row5: 5-6 (5-7) (5-8) (5-9) Repeat row 4.


Row1: With working yarn still on front piece and front/back together. Ch3, dc in first dc of back piece joining front and back.
  • Dc across back.
  • 2Dc in first dc on front piece when joining front and back on opposite end. Dc across.
  • Dc in same space that the starting ch3 is and then slip stitch to the top of that ch3.
  • Row 2-10 (2-12) (2-14) (2-15): Working in the round. ch3 work dc in each dc join to starting chain with slip stitch. Fasten off

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beat the heat tank

 Still waiting for the cool weather to kick in around here. So to beat the heat on our short walks to pick up the 5yr old from school I made a little tank top prototype. This looks very basic and very boring I know. I will say the exciting part is hidden though. Gotta figure out a cute stitch pattern and work out the kinks.

 If you have ever been interested in my pattern making process this is part of it. First I write up a quick sketch so technically this is step 2. Now it's back to fix shaping and get a little more creative.