Star Elf by DROPS Design

Crochet DROPS hat in "Karisma".

DROPS design: Pattern no U-050-bn
Yarn group B
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Size: 3/4 - 5/6 - 7/10 - 11/14 years
Height: 21-21-22-23 cm / 8 1/4"-8 1/4"-8 3/4"-9"
Circumference: 48-49-51-52 cm / 19"-19 1/4"-20"-20½" at the widest

Materials: DROPS KARISMA from Garnstudio
Color no 47, dark olive: 50-50-50-100 g
Color no 45, light olive: 50-50-50-100 g

DROPS CROCHET HOOK size 4.5 mm/US 7 – or size needed to get 15 dc x 10 rows = 10 x 10 cm / 4'' x 4''.

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ROUNDS WITH dc (applies to hat):
All rounds with dc beg with ch 2 (NOTE: not counted as first dc), 1 dc in the same (1st st) st, continue with 1 dc in every st, finish round with 1 sl st in 1st dc at beg of round.

COLOR CHANGE - DC:
Switch color at the end of round as follows: Crochet 1 sl st with the new color in 1st dc on round. Continue on to next round with the new color.

STRIPES:
* Work 1 round dark olive, 1 round light olive *, repeat from *-* until finished measurements.
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HAT:
Worked in the round top down. Ch 4 on hook size 4.5 mm/US 7 with light olive and form a ring with 1 sl st in 1st ch.
ROUND 1: ch 2, 6 dc in ch-ring. Read ROUNDS WITH dc above.
ROUND 2: 2 dc in every dc = 12 dc. NOTE: Switch to dark olive at the end of round - Read COLOR CHANGE - DC above.
Now start stripes - Read STRIPES above.
ROUND 3: * 1 dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc *, repeat from *-* the entire round = 18 dc.
ROUND 4: * 1 dc in the next 2 dc, 2 dc in next dc *, repeat from *-* the entire round = 24 dc.
ROUND 5: * 1 dc in the next 3 dc, 2 dc in next dc *, repeat from *-* the entire round = 30 dc.
ROUND 6: * 1 dc in the next 4 dc, 2 dc in next dc *, repeat from *-* the entire round = 36 dc.
ROUND 7: * 1 dc in the next 5 dc, 2 dc in next dc *, repeat from *-* the entire round = 42 dc.
ROUND 8: * 1 dc in the next 6 dc, 2 dc in next dc *, repeat from *-* the entire round = 48 dc.
ROUND 9: Work 1 dc in every dc = 48 dc.
ROUND 10: * 1 dc in the next 7 dc, 2 dc in next dc *, repeat from *-* the entire round = 54 dc.
ROUND 11: Work 1 dc in every dc = 54 dc.
ROUND 12: * 1 dc in the next 8 dc, 2 dc in next dc *, repeat from *-* the entire round = 60 dc.
ROUND 13: Work 1 dc in every dc = 60 dc.
ROUND 14: * 1 dc in the next 9 dc, 2 dc in next dc *, repeat from *-* the entire round = 66 dc.
ROUND 15: Work 1 dc in every dc = 66 dc.
ROUND 16: * 1 dc in the next 10 dc, 2 dc in next dc *, repeat from *-* the entire round = 72 dc.
ROUND 17: Work 1 dc in every dc = 72 dc.
ROUND 18: Work 1 dc in every dc - While at the same time inc 0-2-4-6 dc (by working 2 dc in 1 dc) evenly on round = 72-74-76-78 sts.
Continue with 1 dc in every dc until piece measures 21-21-22-23 cm / 8 1/4"-8 1/4"-8 3/4"-9" (or desired length), finish with 1 round dark olive.
Fasten off.

EAR FLAP/STAR:
Worked in the round from the centre of the star. Ch 3 with dark olive and form a ring with 1 sl st in first ch.
ROUND 1: ch 1, 10 hdc in ch-ring, finish with 1 sl st with light olive in 1st hdc at beg of round (= switched to light olive) = 10 hdc.
ROUND 2: ch 1, * skip 1 hdc (1st st at beg of round), in next st work 2 hdc, ch 2 and 2 hdc *, repeat from *-* the entire round, finish with 1 sl st with dark olive in 1st hdc on round (switched to dark olive) = 5 tips with ch space.
ROUND 3: ch 1, * skip 1 st (1st st at beg of round), 1 hdc in next st, in next tip (= ch space from previous round) work 2 hdc, ch 2, and 2 hdc, skip next st, then 1 hdc in next st *, repeat from *-* the entire round, finish with 1 sl st with light olive in 1st hdc on round.
ROUND 4: ch 1, * skip 1 st (1st st at beg of round), 1 hdc in the next 2 sts, in next tip work 2 hdc, ch 2 and 2 hdc, skip next st, then 1 hdc in the next 2 sts *, repeat from *-* the entire round, finish with 1 sl st with dark olive in 1st hdc on round, turn piece.
ROUND 5: ch 1, 1 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in the next 3 sts,* in next tip work 2 hdc, 2 ch and 2 hdc, skip next st, then 1 hdc in the next 7 sts *, repeat from *-* a total of 4 times, finish with 2 hdc, ch 2, 2 hdc in next tip, 1 hdc in the next 4 sts, then 1 sl st in 1st hdc on round, turn piece.
ROUND 6: ch 1, 1 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in the next 5 sts,* in next tip work 2 hdc, 2 ch and 2 hdc, skip next st, then 1 hdc in the next 10 sts *, repeat from *-* a total of 4 times, finish with 2 hdc, ch 2, 2 hdc in next tip, 1 hdc in the next 5 sts, then 1 sl st in 1st hdc on round, cut the yarn and keep 50 cm / 19 3/4'' for assembly.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew ear flaps on both sides of hat, further apart at the front than the back.

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