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DROPS 98-14 by DROPS Design

DROPS Neck warmer and hat in Eskimo

DROPS 98-14

Size: one-size
Materials: DROPS Eskimo from Garnstudio
100 g colour no 01, off-white
and use DROPS Vienna from Garnstudio
50 g colour no 21, off-white

Drops pointed needles size 9 mm or size needed to obtain the correct tension.
Drops crochet hook size10 mm (for borders)

Size: one-size
Materials: Eskimo
100 g colour no 01, off-white

Drops double pointed needles size 9 mm or size needed to obtain the correct tension.
Drops circular needle (40 cm) size 7 mm crochet hook size10 mm (for borders)

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NOTE: This pattern is written in British 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.
Knitting Tension: 10 sts x 14 rows on needles size 9 mm in stocking sts = 10 x 10 cm.
Increasing tips: Inc from the RS by making a yo after knitted st. On the return row knit into back of st to avoid making a hole. Make the next inc before the K st to alternate the inc to the left and the right of the P sts.

Knitted back and forth on needle from the top down. Cast on 43 sts on needle size 9 mm with Eskimo. Knit first row as follows from the RS: *K1, P2*, repeat from *-* and finish with K1. Continue like this. When piece measures 12 cm inc all P2 to P3 (seen from the RS) – see Increasing tips = 57 sts. After 2 rows inc all P3 to P4 = 71 sts. Repeat the inc of P sts on every 4th row 3 times = 113 sts. Cast off loosely when piece measures 22 cm.
Sew piece tog in the outer loops of sts to avoid a chunky seam.
Crochet borders: Crochet along the bottom edge with crochet hook size 10 mm and 2 threads Vienna as follows: 1 dc in first st, *2 ch, skip approx 1 cm, 1 dc in next st*, repeat from *-* and finish with 2 ch and 1 sl st in first dc from beg of round. Crochet a similar border along the top edge, but with 1 ch between each dc (instead of 2).

Knitting Tension: 12 sts x 10 rows on needles size 9 mm in berry pattern = 10 x 10 cm. 12 sts x 16 rows on circular needle size 7 mm in garter sts = 10 x 10 cm
Garter sts (on circular needle): *K 1st round, P 2nd round*. Repeat from *-*.
Berry pattern: When knitting this pattern round on double pointed needles the RS of the pattern will be on the inside of the piece. The pattern is divisible by 4.
1st round: Purl
2nd round: *K 3 sts in the same st as follows: K1, P1, K1; then P3 tog*, repeat from *-*.
3rd round: Purl
4th round: *P3 tog, K 3 sts in same st as follows: K1, P1, K1*, repeat from *-*.

Cast on 60 sts on circular needle size 7 mm with Eskimo and knit 8 rounds garter sts – see above. Knit 1 round in stocking sts, at the same time inc 36 sts evenly on round = 96 sts. Change to double pointed needles size 7 mm and insert a marking thread at the beg of round (= mid back). Now continue in berry pattern – see above. NB! Make sure to beg each round right after the MT in order that the pattern fits. When piece measures 12 cm knit 2 rounds in garter sts, at the same time dec 40 sts evenly on the 1st round = 56 sts. Continue in in berry pattern until piece measures 16 cm. Knit 2 rounds in garter sts, at the same time dec 36 sts on the first round = 20 sts left. Continue in berry pattern until piece measures 20 cm. Now knit all sts tog 2 by 2 = 10 sts. Cut the thread and pull through remaining sts. Sew.
Turn the hat inside out to get the pattern on the RS.

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