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DROPS 109-11 by DROPS Design

Knitted DROPS hat in ”Karisma Superwash” with wide crochet bottom edge.

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DROPS 109-11

Head circumference:
approx 54 - 58 cm [21¼” - 22¾”]

Materials: DROPS Karisma Superwash from Garnstudio
100 g for both sizes color no 13, cerise
50 g for both sizes color no 39, dark pink

DROPS circular needles size 5 mm [US 8] (40 cm [16’’]) – or size needed to get 16 sts x 24 rows in stockinette st with 2 threads Karisma = 10 x 10 cm [4’’ x 4’’].
DROPS double pointed needles size 5 mm [US 8] – for the top.
DROPS crochet hook size 3.5 mm [US E/4] – or size needed to get 20 dc [US sc] = width 10 cm [4”] with 1 thread Karisma.

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NOTE: This pattern is written in American English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from cm to inches - click here. There are different terms for crocheting in American and British English. If this pattern includes crochet, click for "crochet terms" here. For this pattern in British English, please click here.
Decreasing tip-1: Dec 1 st in each P-section by P2 tog. P tog the first 2 and the last 2 sts alternately.

Increasing tip: Inc 1 sc by working 2 sc in 1 sc.

Decreasing tip-2:
Dec 1 sc as follows: work 1 sc, but wait with the last pull-through (= 2 sts on hook), work next sc and now pull thread through all 3 sts on hook = 1 sc dec.

Worked in the round on circular needle. Change to double pointed needles as you near the top. Cast on 70-77 sts on circular needle size 5 mm [US 8] with 1 thread of each color. K 1 round, P 1 round and K 1 round. Now continue in rib, K2/P5. Remember the knitting gauge! When piece measures 12-14 cm [4¾”-5½”] dec 1 st in each P-section – see Decreasing tip-1 = 60-66 sts. Repeat the dec when piece measures 14-16 cm [5½”-6”] = 50-55 sts, when piece measures 15-17 cm [6”-6¾”] = 40-44 sts and when piece measures 16-18 cm [6¼”-7”] = 30-33 sts. Continue in rib, K2/P1, until piece measures 17-19 cm [6¾”-7½”]. Now K all sts tog 2 by 2 = 20-22 sts and on next row P tog all sts 2 by 2 = 10-11 sts. Cut the thread and pull through remaining sts. Fasten securely.

Border: Crochet a border with 1 thread cerise on crochet hook size 3.5 mm [US E/4]. Remember the crochet gauge! Crochet round casting on row as follows:
Round 1: Work 94-108 sc round casting on row.
Round 2: 1 sc in each sc, at the same time inc 24-28 sc evenly – see Increasing tip = 118-136 sc.
Round 3 to 8 inclusive: 1 sc in each sc.
Round 9: 1 sc in each sc, at the same time inc 14-18 sc evenly = 132-154 sc.
Round 10 and 11: 1 sc in each sc.
Round 12: 1 sc in each sc, at the same time dec 6-10 sc evenly – see Decreasing tip-2 = 126-144 sc.
Round 13 to15: 1 sc in each sc.
Finish size 54 cm [21¼”] here.
Round 16 and 17: 1 sc in each sc.
Finish size 58 cm [22¾”] here.
Cut the thread and fasten.
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