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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 ...

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from Tot Toppers
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Rondo

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • working in the round
  • cabling
  • basic increasing & decreasing

Pattern Description:

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 in crossover ribbing which then bridges into a circular cable repeat. The crown is worked on the reverse stockinette stitch background. Cables are both written and charted. Shown in Toddler/Child and Adult Small.


23 sts and 27 rows per 4 inches in Cable Pattern on larger needles

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Finished Circumference: 11.25(12.5, 14, 16.75, 19.5, 22.25)"
  • Fits up to: 13(14.5, 16, 19, 22, 25)"


  • 60(85, 105, 155, 215, 285) yards worsted weight yarn

You Will Also Need:

  • Size 5(3.75 mm) and size 7(4.5 mm) 16" circular needles and set of 5 DPNs, stitch marker, cable needle

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