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DROPS hat with ear flaps in ”Andes” and crochet edge and flap in ”Alpaca Bouclé ”. Size: 3-12 years

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DROPS Extra 0-975

DROPS design: Pattern no an-003-bn
Yarn group E
Size: 3/5 - 6/9 - 10/12 years
Head circumference: 50/52 – 52/54 – 54/58 cm /
19½"/20½" - 20½"/21" - 21"/22 3/4"

DROPS ANDES from Garnstudio
1 skein (100g) color no 5310, light brown
And use:
1 skein (50g) color no 2020, light beige

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES AND CIRCULAR NEEDLES (40 cm / 16'') SIZE 8 mm / US 11 - or size needed to get 11 sts x 15 rows in stockinette st = 4'' x 4'' (10 x 10 cm).

DROPS CROCHET HOOK SIZE 7 mm / K or L - for flap and crochet edge

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NOTE: This pattern is written in American English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from cm to inches - 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.
Work 1 sc but wait with last pull through (= 2 sts on hook), then work next sc but on last pull through, pull yarn through all sts on hook = 1 sc dec.


Cast on 4-4-5 sts on double pointed needles size 8 mm / US 11 with light brown Andes. Work in stockinette st back and forth with K1 edge st in each side (1st row = WS).
On next row from RS inc 1 st in each side by making 1 YO inside 1 edge st, on next row P YO twisted to avoid hole. Inc like this every row from RS 3 more times = 12-12-13 sts in total on row. REMEMBER THE GAUGE! Continue in stockinette st until flap measures 6-7-8 cm / 2½"-2 3/4"-3".
Put piece aside and knit another ear flap.

Work one ear flap on to circular needle size 8 mm / US 11, cast on 8-10-11 new sts (= back) and work the other ear flap on to same needle = 32-34-37 sts turn.
P next row from WS, turn.
Continue in stockinette st back and forth and K 1 edge st in each side - AT THE SAME TIME inc 1 st in each side the same way as on ear flap 2 times = 36-38-41 sts. At the end of next row from RS cast on 12-14-15 sts at the front between ear flaps = 48-52-56 sts. NOW MEASURE PIECE FROM HERE!
Join and work hat in stockinette st in the round until piece measures 10-12-13 cm / 4"-4 3/4"-5".
Now insert 6 markers in the piece as follows:
3/5 years: 8 sts between each.
6/9 years: 9-8-9-9-8-9 sts between each.
10/12 years: 10-9-9-10-9-9 sts between each.
Then dec 1 st by K 2 tog after every marker on every other round 4-4-5 times in total and then every round 3 more times = 6-10-8 sts remain on needle.
Cut the yarn and pull it through the remaining sts, tighten tog and fasten.
Hat measures approx. 17-19-22 cm / 6 3/4"-7½"-8 3/4" from mid front and up to top.

Work with 3 strands Alpaca Bouclé on hook size 7 mm/K or L.
Begin before left ear flap at opening mid front as follows: 1 sc, * ch 2, skip approx. 1 cm / ½'', 1 sc *, repeat from *-* around one ear flap, along edge at the back of neck, around the last ear flap. Then work back and forth along opening mid front to make a flap as follows:
ROW 1 (RS): Work sc in each of the 12-14-15 sts at the front, 1 sl st in first sc from round around the hat. Turn piece and ch 1.
ROW 2 (WS): Work 1 sc in every sc, turn piece and ch 1.
ROW 3: Work 1 sc in every sc BUT work the first 2 and the last 2 sc tog - read DECREASE TIP above. Turn piece and ch 1.
ROW 4-7: Repeat ROWS 2-3.
Fasten off.

Fold up the flap in front and fasten with small stitches.
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