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Knitted DROPS hat and neck warmer with cables in 2 strands ”Alpaca”.

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DROPS 150-27

DROPS design: Pattern no z-658
Yarn group A + A
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HAT:
Size: S/M - L/XL
Head circumference: 53/55 - 56/58 cm / 21”/21½” - 22”/22¾”
Materials: DROPS ALPACA from Garnstudio
100-150 g color no 5565, light maroon

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE AND DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES size 3 mm / US 2.5 (40 and 60 cm / 16'' and 24'') - or size needed to get 21 sts x 28 rows in stockinette st with 2 strands Alpaca = 10 x 10 cm / 4’’ x 4’’.

NECK WARMER:
Size: One-size
Height: approx. 24 cm / 9½”
Circumference at the top: 46 cm / 18” with a light pull
Materials:
DROPS ALPACA from Garnstudio
50 g color no: 2925, rust
50 g color no: 3900, tomato

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE 4 mm (40 and 60 cm / 16'' and 24'') - or size needed to get 19 sts x 25 rows in stockinette st with 2 strands Alpaca = 10 x 10 cm / 4’’ x 4’’.

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NOTE: This pattern is written in American English. All measurements in charts are in inches. 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.
HAT:

PATTERN:
See diagrams A.1, A.2 and A.3.

DECREASE TIP HAT:
Dec 1 st on each side of every marker as follows:
Dec as follows 2 sts before marker: Slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso.
Dec as follows after marker: K 2 tog.
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HAT:
Cast on 100-105 sts on circular needle size 3 mm / US 2.5 with 2 strands Alpaca. Work rib K 3/P 2 over 50 sts, K 3, A.1 over 12 sts, beg with K 3 and continue rib the rest of the round. Continue rib and A.1 until A.1 has been work 1 time vertically. Switch to double pointed needles and continue in stockinette st but work the 12 sts in A.1 according to A.2. When piece measures 18-19 cm / 7”-7½”, insert 5 markers in the piece as follows:
S/M: 20 sts between each marker. Make sure that A.2 is in the middle of a space with 20 sts.
L/XL: 21 sts between each marker. Make sure that A.2 is in the approx. middle of a space with 21 sts.
All sizes: Continue in stockinette st and with A.2 while dec before and after markers, repeat every other round 3 more times. Then dec every round 4 times in total BUT between the markers where A.2 is, dec according to diagram A.3 = 20-25 sts in total remain on round after last row of A.3. On next round, K2 tog around = 10-13 sts remain. Cut the yarn, use a needle and pull it through the remaining sts, tighten tog and fasten. The hat measures approx. 23-24 cm / 9”-9½” vertically.
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NECK WARMER:

PATTERN:
See pattern A.4, A.5 and A.6.

INCREASE TIP:
Inc as follows in P-sections: Make 1 YO between 2 sts, P YO twisted on next round to avoid holes. Inc alternately on the right and left side of P-sections.
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NECK WARMER:
Worked in the round on circular needle, top down. Loosely cast on 88 sts on circular needle size 4 mm / US 6 with 1 strand of each color.
K 1 round, on next round work * K 3, P 2, A.4 (= 4 sts, becomes 6 sts) and P 2 *, repeat from * - * the rest of round = 104 sts.
Then work: * K 3, P 2, A.5, and P 2 *, repeat from * - * the rest of round. Continue like this until A.5 has been worked 1 time vertically, piece measures approx. 10 cm / 4’’.
Now work * K 3, P 2, A.6, and P 2 *, repeat from * - * the rest of round. Continue like this until diagram A.6 has been worked 1 time vertically = 120 sts. READ INCREASE TIP!
On next round, inc all 2 P sts to 3 P sts = 144 sts.
Switch to a longer circular needle and continue with rib K 3/P 3.
Then inc the same way every 6th round 3 more times in total = 216 sts (K 3/P 6). Work 4 more rounds with K 3/P 6 and loosely bind off with K over K and P over P.

Diagram

P from RS
K from RS
slip 3 sts on cable needle behind piece, K 3, K 3 from cable needle
YO between 2 sts, K YO twisted on next round
inc 1 st by working 2 sts in every st
slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso
K 2 tog
slip 3 sts on cable needle in front of piece, P 1, K 3 from cable needle
slip 1 st on cable needle behind piece, K 3, P 1 from cable needle

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