Kate Oates is the designer for Tot Toppers & When I Grow Up. In particular, she enjoys designing hats and garments for babies and children, as 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 two of her own! You can find her patterns at your local yarn store or online at tottoppers.com. She also does freelance work for a variety of publications. In her non-knitting life, Kate has recently completed a PhD in Political Science from the University of Florida. She lives with her family in Lexington, South Carolina, which includes her husband Ryan, her children Jesse and Charlie (two very handsome Tot Toppers models), and her beloved dogs Cooper and Lou.
Nancy Langdon is the president and principal designer for Studio Tantrum. She also hosts the blog at fledgeflyingiseasy.blogspot.com.