DROPS Baby / 16 / 11

Prince Charming by DROPS Design

Crochet DROPS crown head band in ”Alpaca”.

Size: 0/1 - 2/4 years
Head circumference: 40/46 - 48/52 cm [15¾”/18” – 19”/20½”].

Materials: DROPS ALPACA from Garnstudio
50 g for both sizes color no 6205, light blue
50 g for both sizes color no 0100, off-white

DROPS CROCHET HOOK size 4 mm [G/6] – or size needed to get 18 sc x 20 rows with double thread = 10 x 10 cm [4’’ x 4’’].
NOTE: Adhere to vertical crochet gauge, otherwise head band will be too large.

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NOTE: This pattern is written in American English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from inches to cm - 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.
CROCHET INFO: Finish each row with 1 ch to turn with.

INCREASING TIP: Inc 1 sc by working 2 ch at the end of row. On next row work 1 sc in second ch from hook.

DECREASING TIP: Dec 1 sc as follows: work 1 sc but wait with last pull-through, work next sc but wait with last pull-through, make 1 YO and pull thread through all 3 loops on hook.
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HEAD BAND: Worked from side to side and sewn tog mid back.

Crochet 11 loose ch (includes 1 ch to turn with) with crochet hook size 4 mm [G/6] and 2 threads light blue.
ROW 1: 1 sc in second ch from hook, 1 sc in each of the remaining ch = 10 sc – SEE CROCHET INFO!
ROW 2: 1 sc in each sc.
ROW 3: 1 sc in each sc, AT THE SAME TIME inc 1 sc at the end of row – SEE INCREASING TIP!
ROW 4: 1 sc in second ch from hook, and then 1 sc in each sc = 11 sc.
ROW 5-8: Repeat row 3 and 4, 2 times = 13 sc.
ROW 9: 1 sc in each sc = 13 sc.
ROW 10: Dec 1 sc at beg of row – SEE DECREASING TIP- and then 1 sc in each sc = 12 sc.
ROW 11: 1 sc in each sc.
ROW 12-15: Repeat row 10 and 11, 2 times = 10 sc.
ROW 16-17: 1 sc in each sc.

Repeat from row 2 to 17 a total of 5-6 times, piece measures approx 40-48 cm [15¾”-19”].

ASSEMBLY: Sew tog mid back, edge to edge. Crochet a border along the top as follows, beg mid back: 1 sc in first sc, * [2 ch, skip approx 1 cm [3/8’’], 1 sc in next sc], repeat from [-] to the first point, continue as follows: 1 sc in point, 4 ch, 3 tr in the first of these ch, 1 sc in point *, repeat from *-* all the way round to the last point: [2 ch, skip 1 cm [3/8’’], 1 sc in next sc], repeat from [-] to mid back and finish with 2 ch and 1 sl st in first sc from beg of round.

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