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Fideli by DROPS Design

Knitted DROPS hat with long ear flaps and pattern in ”Merino Extra Fine” with pompoms in ”Symphony”, and mittens with pattern in ”Merino Extra Fine”. Size 3 - 12 years.

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DROPS Children 23-42

DROPS design: Pattern no ME-008-bn
Yarn group B
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HAT:
Size: 3/7 - 8/12 years
Head circumference: 50/52 - 53/55 cm / 19½"/20½" - 21"/21½"

Materials:
DROPS MERINO EXTRA FINE from Garnstudio
For all sizes use:
100 g color no 22, medium purple
50 g color no 17, cerise
50 g color no 01, off white
50 g color no 30, mustard
And use:
DROPS SYMPHONY from Garnstudio
50 g color no 01, off white

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES and CIRCULAR NEEDLE (40 cm / 16'') SIZE 3.5 mm / US 4 or size needed to get 22 sts x 30 rows in stockinette st = 10 x 10 cm / 4'' x 4''.
DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (40 cm / 16'') SIZE 3 mm / US 2.5 – for rib.
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MITTENS:
Size: 3/5 - 6/8 - 9/12 years

Materials:
DROPS MERINO EXTRA FINE from Garnstudio
For all sizes use:
50 g color no 22, medium purple
50 g color no 17, cerise
50 g color no 01, off white
50 g color no 30, mustard

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES size 3 mm / US 2.5- or size needed to get 23 sts x 32 rows in stockinette st = 10 x 10 cm / 4'' x 4''.
DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES size 2.5 mm / US 1.5 – for rib

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PATTERN:
See diagram A-1. Work entire pattern in stockinette st.

GARTER ST (back and forth on needle):
K sts on every row.
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HAT:
Worked in the round on circular needle and then on double pointed needles.
Cast on 104-116 sts on circular needle size 3 mm / US 2or3 with medium purple. Work rib = K 2/P 2 for 3 cm / 1 1/8'', rounds beg mid back.
Switch to circular needle size 3.5 mm / US 4 and continue diagram A-1 – AT THE SAME TIME on 1st round dec 8 sts evenly = 96-108 sts.
When A-1 has been worked 1 time vertically, continue with medium purple until finished measurements.
AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 14-16 cm / 5½"-6 1/4", insert 8-9 markers in the piece, 12 sts apart. On next round, dec 1 st after every marker by K 2 tog. Repeat dec every other round 6 more times and then every round 4 times = 8-9 sts remain on needle.
Cut the thread and pull it through the remaining sts and tighten tog.
The hat measures approx. 20-22 cm / 8"-8 3/4" vertically.

EAR FLAPS:
Worked back and forth on 2 double pointed needles.
Count 12 sts from mid back and out to one side - insert a marker. Pick up with medium purple on needle size 3.5 mm / US 4: 1 st in each of the next 22-26 sts along cast on edge.
Work in GARTER ST back and forth - see explanation above - there should be 4 rows in garter st in medium purple and 4 rows in cerise alternately.
When ear flap measures approx. 30-33 cm / 11 3/4"-13'', finish with medium purple – AT THE SAME TIME dec 1 st in each side by K2 tog inside 1 edge st - repeat dec every other row 4-5 more times and then every row 4-5 times = 4 sts remain.
Cut the thread and pull it through the remaining sts and tighten tog.

Knit another ear flap on the other side of hat - make sure they are the same length. There should be 24-24 sts between ear flaps at the back and 36-40 sts between ear flaps at the front.

POMPOM:
Make 3 dense, nice pompoms with Symphony with an approx. diameter of 5 cm / 2''. Fasten a pompom at the bottom of each ear flap and one at the top of hat.
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MITTEN:
Worked in the round on double pointed needles.
Cast on 32-36-40 sts on double pointed needles size 2.5 mm / US 1.5 with medium purple. Work rib = K 2/P 2 for 4-5-6 cm / 1½''-2''-2½''.
Switch to double pointed needles size 3 mm / US 2.5 and work 1 round in stockinette st while at the same time inc 4-6-8 sts evenly = 36-42-48 sts. Continue with diagram A-1. REMEMBER THE GAUGE!
When 3 rounds in A-1 have been worked, beg inc for thumb gusset – inc on each side of second st on round – inc by making 1 YO, on next round K YOs twisted to avoid holes. Repeat inc every 4th round 2-3-3 more times (inc on each side of all thumb sts, i.e. there are 2 sts more between YOs every time) – thumb sts are worked in pattern when possible – NOTE: Make sure that the pattern is not displaced on the rest of mitten.
After all inc are done, there are 7-9-9 thumb sts and 42-50-56 sts in total on needle.
When piece measures a total of 10-12-14 cm / 4"-4 3/4"-5½", slip the 7-9-9 thumb sts + 1 st on each side of these on a stitch holder. Cast on 3 new sts behind sts on stitch holder = 36-42-48 sts on needle.
Continue pattern up to arrow in diagram for your size, then finish the piece with medium purple.
AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 15-17-19 cm / 6"-6 3/4"-7½", insert 6 markers in the piece, 6-7-8 sts apart. On next round, dec 1 st after every marker by K 2 tog.
Repeat dec every other round 2 more times and then every round 2-3-4 times = 6 sts remain on needle.
Cut the thread and pull it through the remaining sts and tighten tog.
Mitten measures approx. 17-19-22 cm / 6 3/4"-7½"-8 3/4".

THUMB:
Slip the 9-11-11 sts from stitch holder over thumb gusset back on double pointed needles size 3 mm / US 2.5, in addition pick up 5 sts with medium purple in the edge behind the thumb sts = 14-16-16 sts.
Work in stockinette st in the round with medium purple for 3½-4½-5½ cm / 1 1/4"-1 3/4"-2 1/4". On next round, K2 tog around, cut the thread, pull it through the remaining sts, tighten and fasten.

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Jacket - see pattern SmåDrops 23-43
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Leg warmers - see pattern SmåDrops 23-44
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Diagram

medium purple
cerise
mustard
off white

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