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Mister Berry by DROPS Design
"Well prepared for serious weather!"
Knitted DROPS hat in "Big Fabel" and neck warmer in ”Alaska”.
SmåDROPS 23-55
DROPS design: Pattern no bf-005-bn
Yarn group C
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HAT:
Size: 3/5 - 6/9 - 10/12 years
To fit head circumference: 48/50 - 50/52 - 52/54 cm /
19"/19¾"- 19¾"/20½" - 20½"/21¼"

Materials:
DROPS BIG FABEL from Garnstudio
200 g for all sizes in color no 906, wild berries

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES size 5 mm / US 8 - or size needed to get 17 sts x 22 rows in stockinette st = 10 x 10 cm / 4'' x 4''.
DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES and CIRCULAR NEEDLE (40 cm / 16'') SIZE 4.5 mm / US 7 - for garter st.

NECK WARMER:
Size: 3/5 – 6/9 – 10/14 years

Materials: DROPS ALASKA from Garnstudio
100-100-100 g color no 52, dark turquoise

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (40 cm / 16'') SIZE 5 mm / US 8 - or size needed to get 17 sts x 22 rows in stockinette st = 10 x 10 cm / 4'' x 4''.
DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES size 4.5 mm / US 7 – for rib

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Yarn type
  • DROPS BIG FABEL PRINT (100g)
    9.20 USD
  • DROPS BIG FABEL UNI COLOUR (100g)
    7.95 USD
  • DROPS BIG FABEL MOULINE (100g)
    9.20 USD
  • DROPS ALASKA UNI COLOUR (50g)
    3.50 USD
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.
GARTER ST (in the round on circular needle/double pointed needles):
* K 1 round and P 1 round *, repeat from *-*.

GARTER ST (back and forth on needle):
K sts on all rows.
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HAT:
The hat is worked top down. Cast on 6-6-8 sts and distribute them on 3 double pointed needles size 5 mm / US 8 with Big Fabel, let the thread end be approx. 10 cm / 4'' for assembly. K 2 sts in every st the entire round = 12-12-16 sts.
Distribute sts on 4 double pointed needles. K 1 round, insert 6-6-8 markers in the piece, 2 sts apart.
Then work in stockinette st while AT THE SAME TIME on 1st round inc by K 2 in the first st after every marker (= 6-6-8 sts inc). Repeat inc every 2nd-2nd-3rd round 9-10-8 more times = 72-78-88 sts (= 12-13-11 sts between every marker).
Switch to circular needle size 4.5 mm / US 7 and now continue in GARTER ST in the round - see explanation above, until piece measures 12-13-13 cm / 4 3/4"-5 1/8"-5 1/8" from last inc. Finish after 1 P round. Work next round as follows: K 25-28-32, bind off the next 21-23-24 sts (= mid front) and K the remaining 26-27-32 sts, beg of round = mid back.
Cut the thread, now work back and forth over the 51-55-64 sts on needle - beg with 1 K row from WS. On next row (= RS) K tog the first 2 sts and K tog the last 2 sts = 49-53-62 sts remain. K 1 row from WS.
Work next row as follows from RS: K 16-17-21 sts (= ear flap), and slip these sts on a stitch holder, bind off the next 17-19-20 sts (= mid back) and K the remaining 16-17-21 sts (= ear flap). Insert a marker.
Then work in garter st back and forth over ear flap until ear flap measures approx. 2-2-2.5 cm / 3/4"-3/4"-1" from marker. Dec 1 st inside 1 edge st in each side by K 2 tog, repeat every 4th row 2-2-2 more times and then every other row 3-3-4 times = 4-5-5 sts remain, ear flap measures approx. 7-7-8 cm / 2 3/4"-2 3/4"-3".
Loosely bind off and fasten the thread. Work the other ear flap the same way.
Use a needle and baste the thread end at the top of hat up and down through the opening, tighten tog and fasten.

POMPOM:
Make 1 pompom with Big Fabel with an approx. diameter of 8 cm / 3''. Sew the pompom on the top of the hat.
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NECK WARMER:
Cast on at the bottom of front piece, bind off at the bottom of back piece, the collar is worked at the end.

FRONT PIECE:
Worked back and forth on circular needle. Cast on 38-41-44 sts on circular needle size 5 mm / US 8 with Alaska. Work 4 rows in garter st, continue in stockinette st with 2 sts in garter st in each side.
When piece measures 7-9-10 cm / 2 3/4"-3½"-4", bind off the middle 12-15-16 sts for neck.
Finish each shoulder piece separately.

1st shoulder piece: = 13-13-14 sts.
Continue in stockinette st with 2 sts in garter st towards the shoulder - at the same time bind off towards the neck in beg of every row from neck: 3 sts 1 time, 2 sts 1 time and 1 st 2 times = 6-6-7 sts remain on shoulder. When piece measures 11-13-15 cm / 4½"-5"-6", insert a marker (= mid on top of shoulder) - now measures piece from here. On next row cast on 2 new sts towards the neck, then slip sts on a stitch holder.

2nd shoulder piece: As 1st shoulder piece.

BACK PIECE:
Slip sts from one shoulder back on needle, cast on 22-25-26 sts and slip sts from the other shoulder on to needle = 38-41-44 sts. Continue in stockinette st with 2 sts in garter st in each side.
When piece measures 10-12-14 cm / 4"-4 3/4"-5½", work 4 rows in garter st over all sts before binding off.

COLLAR:
Pick up approx. 60 to 68 sts around the neck on double pointed needles size 4.5 mm / US 7. P 1 round and K 1 round, continue in rib = K 1/P 1.
When neck measures approx. 7-8-9 cm / 2 3/4"-3"-3½", bind off with K over K and P over P.





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