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Baby Aviator Hat by DROPS Design
"No 1 classic baby set. Sensitive heads, hands and feet need soft alpaca. Make it in the color you like the best"
DROPS Hat, scarf and mittens in Alpaca
BabyDROPS 14-16
Size: 1/3 – 6/9 – 12/18 months (2 - 3/4 years)

Materials: DROPS Alpaca from Garnstudio
100-100-100 (150-150) g color

DROPS pointed and double pointed needles size 2.5 mm [US 1]

Knitting gauge: 26 sts x 52 rows on needles size 2.5 mm [US 1] in garter sts = 10 x 10 cm [4’’ x 4’’].

Garter sts (back and forth on needle): Knit all sts.

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  • DROPS ALPACA UNI COLOUR (50g)
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    4.05 USD
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NOTE: This pattern is written in American English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from cm to inch - click here. There are different terms for crocheting in British and American English. If this pattern includes crochet, click for "crochet terms" here. For this pattern in British English, please click here.
Tube knitting: *K1, put thread in front of piece, slip 1 st as if to purl, put thread behind piece*, repeat from *-* on all rows. This creates a round string.

HAT:
Cast on 33-38-42 (46-50) sts on needle size 2.5 mm [US 1]. Knit garter sts, at the same time inc 1 st at the right side and dec 1 st at the left side as follows:
1st row (=right side): K2, yo (= 1 inc), knit until there are 4 sts left on row and K2 tog, K2.
2nd row (=wrong side): Knit (knit yo into back of st).
Repeat these two rows until piece measures 5.5-6-6.5 (7-8) cm [2,2’’- 2,4’’- 2,6’’ (2,75’’-2,2”)].
Now dec 1 st at the right side and inc 1 st at the left side as follows:
Right side: K1, slip 1 st as if to knit, K1, psso, knit until there are 2 sts left, yo, K2
Wrong side: Knit (knit yo into back of st).
Repeat these two rows until piece measures 11-12-13 (14-16) cm [4,4’’- 4,75’’- 5,2’’ (5½’’-6,25”)].
Continue to inc 1 st at the right side on every 4th row and dec 1 st at the left side on every other row until piece measures 15.5-16.5-17.5 (18-19) cm [6,1’’- 6½’’- 6,9’’ (7’’-7½”)]. Insert a marking thread each side. Continue as follows: Dec 1 st at the right side on every 4th row and inc 1 st at the left side on every other row until piece measures 21-21-22 (22-22) cm [8,25’’- 8,25’’- 8,75’’ (8,75’’-8,75”)].
Now dec 1 st at the left side on every other row and inc 1 st at the right side on every other row until piece measures 25.5-27-28.5 (29-30) cm [10’’- 10,6’’- 11,2’’ (11,4’’-11,75”)].
Dec 1 st at the right side on every other row and inc 1 st at the left side on every other row until finished measurements. = 31-33-35 (36-38) cm [12,25’’- 13’’- 13,75’’ (14,25’’-15”)]. Bind off.

Assembly: Back of hat = the side of piece with 2 whole points and 2 half points. The middle of the 3 whole points on the other side of the hat = point sitting at the middle of the forehead.
Sew seams together with small, neat sts as follows: Sew tog back of hat by sewing tog the first half point with the first half of the first whole point. Now sew tog the other half of the first whole point with the first half of the second whole point. Now sew tog the other half of the second whole point with the last half of point. Sew hat tog mid back.

String: Cast on 4 sts on needle size 2.5 mm [US 1]. Knit tube as described above. bind off when tube measures approx 16-18-20 (22-24) cm [6,25’’- 7’’- 8’’ (8,75’’-9½”)].
Knit another tube and attach strings to each side of hat.
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SCARF:

Cast on 4 sts on needle size 2.5 mm [US 1] and knit garter sts, at the same time increasing as follows:
Right side: Knit 2 sts in first st
Left side: Knit 2 sts in last but one st.
Inc on every other row a total of 10-11-12 (13-14) times = 24-26-28 (30-32) sts. Knit garter sts until piece measures 8-9-10 (11-12) cm [3,2’’- 3½’’- 4’’ (4,4’’-4,75”)].
Knit next row as follows: *K1, put 1 st on safety pin (or cable needle) behind the piece*, repeat from *-* until the end of row. There are now 12-13-14 (15-16) sts on row and 12-13-14 (15-15) sts on safety pin/cable needle. Knit 4-4-4 (5-5) cm [1½’’- 1½’’- 1½’’ (2’’-2”)] garter sts over sts on needle and put these on a new safety pin/cable needle. Put sts from the first safety pin/cable needle back on needle and knit garter sts over these until this piece is of the same length. Put the 2 pieces together again by knitting 1 st from needle and 1 st from safety pin/cable needle alternately until all sts are back on needle = 24-26-28 (30-32) sts.
Knit garter sts until piece measures 40-42-46 (50-54) cm [15,75’’- 16½’’- 18’’ (19,75’’-21,25”)].
Now dec each side by knitting tog the last 2 but one sts on every row until there are 4 sts left.
Bind off. The scarf measures approx 44-47-51 (55-60) cm [17,25’’- 18½’’- 20’’ (21,6’’-23,6”)].
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MITTENS:

Garter sts (on circular needle): Knit 1st round, purl 2nd row.

The 3 bigger sizes with thumbs, the 2 smaller sizes without.
The mitten is knitted round on double pointed needles.
Loosely cast on 34-36-38 (40-42) sts with Alpaca on needles size 2.5 mm [US 1] and knit 12 rounds garter sts – see explanation above – at the same time on the last round dec evenly to 28-30-32 (34-36) sts. Continue in Rib with K1/P1.
When piece measures 3-3-3 (4-4) cm [1,1’’- 1,1’’- 1,1’’ (1½’’-1½”)] knit garter sts, at the same time on 1st round increasing evenly to 30-33-36 (39-42) sts – insert a marker and measure piece from here from now on.

The 3 bigger sizes: After 1 (2-3) cm [0,4’’ (0,75”-1,1”)], put the last 5 (5-6) sts on round on a thread for thumb. Cast on 5 (5-6) new sts over the thread on next row.

All sizes: When piece measures 6-7-8 (9-10) cm [2,4’’- 2,75’’- 3,1’’ (3½’’-4”)] dec as follows on next knitted round: *K1, K2 tog*, repeat from *-* until the end of round = 20-22-24 (26-28) sts.
*Purl 1 round, on next round knit tog all sts 2 and 2*, repeat from *-* 1 more time. Pull a double strand of Alpaca through remaining sts, pull tight and sew.

Thumb: Put the 5 (5-6) sts from thread back on double pointed needles size 2.5 mm [US 1] and pick up 6 (6-7) sts behind these = 11 (11-13) sts. Knit garter sts until thumb measures 3 (4-5) cm [1,1’’ (1½”-2”)]. Now knit all sts tog 2 and 2. Pull thread through remaining sts and sew.

Knit another mitten, but knit the thumb the other side (applies to the 3 bigger sizes).

String: Cast on 4 sts using Alpaca on needles size 2.5 mm [US 1] and knit a tube as follows: *K1, put thread in front of piece, slip 1 st as if to purl, put thread behind piece*, repeat from *-* on all rows until string measures approx 62-67-74 (86-96) cm [24’’- 26’’- 29’’ (34’’-38”)] (length between child’s wrists). Bind off and attach string to each mitten.

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