Rondo by Kate Oates


by Kate Oates
July 2011
23 stitches and 27 rows = 4 inches
in Cable Pattern on lager needles
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
60 - 285 yards (55 - 261 m)
Preemie(Newborn, Infant, Toddler/Child, Adult Small, Adult Large)
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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.

Please note that you need to consider your yarn choice (fiber content!) if you want to achieve the slouchy hat shown on the adult model (acrylics won’t perform well). Also make sure to block with a plate!

Pattern available wholesale from NNK Press.
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Size: Preemie(Newborn, Infant, Toddler/Child, Adult Small, Adult Large)
Finished Circumference: 11.25(12.5, 14, 16.75, 19.5, 22.25)“
Fits up to: 13(14.5, 16, 19, 22, 25)”
Gauge: 23 sts and 27 rows per 4 inches in Cable Pattern on larger needles
Yarn: 60(85, 105, 155, 215, 285) yards worsted weight yarn
Tools: Size 5(3.75 mm) and size 7(4.5 mm) 16” circular needles and set of 5 DPNs, stitch marker, cable needle