DROPS Children 12-9 by DROPS Design

Hat and jumper in Alpaca (Camelia)

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HAT:
Size: 3/5 – 6/9 – 10/14 years

Materials: Alpaca (replacement for discontinued Camelia)
50-50-50 g colour no 6205, light blue
50-50-50 g colour no 4400, purple
50-50-50 g colour no 2921, pink
DROPS pointed and double pointed needles size 5mm

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Knitting tension: 17 sts x 22 rows with 2 threads of Alpaca on needles size 5mm in stocking sts = 10 x 10 cm.
Garter sts (back and forth on needle): knit all rows.
Garter sts (round on needles): knit 1 round, purl 1 round.

Earflap: Cast on 5-5-5 sts with 1 thread blue and 1 thread pink (double thread) Alpaca on needle size 5mm. Knit garter sts. At the same time inc 1 st each side from the right side by making a yo within 1 edge st. On next row purl the yo into back of st to avoid creating a hole. Inc each side on every other row a total of 4-5-6 times and then on every 4th row a total of 3-3-3 times = 19-21-23 sts. The earflap measures approx 6-7-8 cm. Put the piece aside and knit another earflap.
Hat: Read all of the following section before knitting it!
Put one earflap on needle size 5mm. Cast on 10-10-10 new sts (= back) and put the other earflap on needle = 48-52-56 sts. Knit garter sts back and forth on needle, at the same time inc 1 st each side on every other row as described for earflap 2 times = 52-56-60 sts. On next row cast on 20-22-24 new sts between earflaps at the front = 72-78-84 sts. Measure piece from here from now on! Continue round on double pointed needles size 5mm and knit 6 rounds of garter sts. Cut the thread. Change to 1 thread pink and 1 thread purple, start mid back and finish the hat in stocking sts. Remember your knitting tension. When piece measures 7-8-9 cm change to 1 thread purple and 1 thread blue.
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When piece measures 8-8-9 cm insert 6 marking threads with 12-13-14 sts between each thread. Now dec 1 st to the right side of all marking threads by knitting 2 sts tog as follows: on every 4th row 3-3-3 times, on every 6th row 3-4-5 times, on every 8th row 5-5-5 times = 6 sts left. At the same time when piece measures 32-35-38 cm change to 1 thread purple and 1 thread pink. After the last dec knit 2 rounds, cut the thread and pull it through remaining sts. Sew tightly. The hat measures approx 39-42-45 cm from mid front to the top.

JUMPER: see pattern no 12-06

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