Captain Jacks hat by DROPS Design

Knitted DROPS hat with skull pattern and neck warmer in ”Lima”. Size 3 - 12 years.

DROPS design: Pattern no LI-002-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 LIMA from Garnstudio
50-100 g color no 9015, gray
50-50 g color no 8903, black

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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NECK WARMER:
Size: 3/5 - 6/9 - 10/12 years

Materials:
DROPS LIMA from Garnstudio
100-100-100 g color no 9015, gray

DROPS STRAIGHT NEEDLES 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 DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES size 3 mm / US 2.5 – for rib

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GARTER ST (back and forth on needle):
K all rows.

GARTER ST (in the round on circular needle/double pointed needles):
* K 1 round and P 1 round *, repeat from *-*.

PATTERN:
See diagram A-1 - diagram is worked in stockinette st.

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HAT:
Worked in the round on circular needle and then on double pointed needles.
Cast on 104-120 sts on circular needle size 3 mm / US 2.5 with gray. Work rib = K 2/P 2 for 3 cm / 1''. Switch to circular needle size 3.5 mm / US 4 and continue in stockinette st – AT THE SAME TIME on 1st round dec 6-8 sts evenly = 98-112 sts. REMEMBER THE GAUGE! When piece measures 4-5 cm / 1½"-2'', work 2 rounds in GARTER ST - see explanation above - in black, 2 rounds in garter st in gray and 2 rounds in garter st in black. Then work diagram A-1 (= 7-8 repetitions in the round). After A-1, work 2 rounds in garter st in black, 2 rounds in garter st in gray and 2 rounds in garter st in black again. Continue in stockinette st and gray until finished measurements. When piece measures 14-16 cm / 5½"-6 1/4", insert 7 markers in the piece, 14-16 sts apart. On next round, dec 1 st after every marker by K 2 tog. Repeat dec every other round 4-6 more times and then every round 7-7 times = 14-14 sts remain on needle. Cut the thread and pull it through the remaining sts and tighten tog. The hat measures approx. 19-22 cm / 7½"-8 3/4'' vertically.
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NECK WARMER:
Beg at the bottom of front piece and bind off at the bottom of back piece, then lastly work the neck warmer itself.

FRONT PIECE:
Cast on 46-50-54 sts on needle size 3.5 mm / US 4 with Lima and work 4 rows in garter st.
Continue in stockinette st with 3 sts in garter st in each side.
When piece measures 8-9-10 cm / 3"-3½"-4", bind off the middle 16-18-20 sts for neck.
Now work each shoulder separately.
Continue in stockinette st with 3 sts in garter st towards the side - at the same time bind off on every row from neck: 3 sts 1 time, 2 sts 1 time and 1 st 3 times = 7-8-9 sts remain on needle.
When piece measures 13-14-16 cm / 5"-5½"-6 1/4" in total, insert a marker (= mid on top of shoulder) - now measures piece from here. On next row cast on 2 new sts towards the neck, then slip sts on a stitch holder.
Work the other shoulder the same way but work 1 additional row after the 2 sts have been cast on towards the neck to finish on RS or WS on both shoulders.

BACK PIECE:
Work sts from one shoulder back on needle, cast on 28-30-32 sts and work sts from the other shoulder on to needle = 46-50-54 sts.
Continue in stockinette st with 3 sts in garter st in each side.
When piece measures 12-13-15 cm/4 3/4"-5 1/4"-6" from marker on shoulder work 4 rows in garter st. Bind off.

NECK:
Pick up approx. 76 to 90 sts around the neck on double pointed needles size 3 mm / US 2.5.
P 1 round, then K 1 round while at the same time inc evenly to 88-96-104 sts. Continue with rib = K 2/P 2.
When neck measures approx. 8-9-10 cm / 3"-3½"-4", bind off with K over K and P over P.

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Jumper - see pattern SmåDrops 23-26
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Diagram

= gray
= black

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