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DROPS 127-45 by DROPS Design
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Crochet DROPS cap with brim and lace pattern border in "Lin".
DROPS 127-45
DROPS design: Pattern no LN-022
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Size: S - M - L
Head circumference: 54/56 - 56/58 - 58/60 cm

Materials: DROPS LIN from Garnstudio
100-100-100 g colour no 103, linen

DROPS CROCHET HOOK SIZE 3 mm – or size needed to get 22 dc = width 10 cm.

DROPS WOODEN BUTTON NO 501: 1 piece

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CROCHET INFO: Replace first dc at beg of every round with dc with 1 ch and finish every round with 1 sl st in ch from beg of round.

INCREASE TIP: Inc 1 dc by working 2 dc in same st.

DECREASE TIP: Dec 1 dc by working 1 dc but wait with last YO and last pull through (= 2 sts on hook), then work next dc but on last YO and pull through pull thread through all sts on hook = 1 dc dec.

PATTERN: See diagram M.1, start of round is marked with arrow in diagram - NOTE: In M.1 replace first dc on round with dc with 1 ch and finish round with 1 sl st in ch from beg of round. Replace first tr at beg of every round with tr with 3 ch and finish every round with 1 sl st in 3rd ch from beg of round. Replace first dtr at beg of every round with dtr with 4 ch and finish every round with 1 sl st in 4th ch from beg of round.

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HAT:
The piece is worked top down.
Crochet 5 ch on hook size 3 mm with 1 thread Lin and form a ring with 1 sl st in first ch.
ROUND 1: Work 12 dc in ch-ring – READ CROCHET INFO!
ROUND 2: * 1 dc in first st, 2 dc in next st *, repeat from *-* the rest of the round = 18 dc.
ROUND 3: * 1 dc in each of the first 2 sts, 2 dc in next st *, repeat from *-* the rest of the round = 24 dc.
ROUND 4: * 1 dc in each of the first 3 sts, 2 dc in next st *, repeat from *-* the rest of the round = 30 dc.
Continue inc like this (= inc 6 dc on every round) until there are 96-102-108 dc on the round (i.e. so that for every round 1 dc more is worked between every 1 dc inc). Continue working 1 dc in every st until piece measures 10-11-12 cm from mid down - while AT THE SAME TIME on last round inc 3-6-9 dc evenly - READ INCREASE TIP = 99-108-117. Now work PATTERN - see explanation above. After M.1 there are still 99-108-117 dc on the round and the piece measures approx. 16-17-18 cm from mid and down. Cut and fasten the thread, beg of round = mid back. Insert a marker mid front (in sizes S + L insert marker in the middle st and in size M insert marker between the middle 2 sts).

BRIM:
Beg from RS, 13-15-16 sts before marker mid front and work on hook size 3 mm with 2 threads Lin as follows: * 1 dc in each of the first 2 sts, 2 dc in next st *, repeat from *-* 9-10-11 times = 36-40-44 dc. Turn piece and work back with 1 dc in every dc. Continue to work dc back and forth while AT THE SAME TIME dec 1 dc in each side on every other row a total of 3 times - READ DECREASE TIP = 30-34-38 dc. Cut and fasten the threads, brim measures approx. 3 cm.

EDGE:
Work 1 edge on hook size 3 with 2 threads Lin as follows: 1 dc at beg of round (= mid back), * 1 ch, skip 1 dc, 1 dc in next st *, repeat from *-* around the entire edge of cap and brim, and finish 1 sl st in dc from beg of round.

BUTTON COVER:
Work a cover for 1 button on hook size 3 mm with 1 thread Lin as follows:
ROUND 1: Work 2 ch, then work 16 tr in the first of the 2 ch worked, finish with 1 sl st at top of first tr.
ROUND 2: Work 1 dc in every tr and finish with 1 sl st in first dc on round = 16 dc.
ROUND 3: Work 3 ch (= 1 tr), continue to work 1 tr in every other dc from previous round, finish with 1 sl st in 3rd ch from beg of round = 8 tr.
Place button inside the cover, sew around the edge and tighten tog.
Sew the button mid on top of cap.


Diagram

1 ch
1 dc
4 ch, 1 sl st in first ch (1 picot)
1 tr
1 dtr
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