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Blue Sky by DROPS Design

Knitted DROPS hat with stripes in 2 strands ”Baby Alpaca Silk”.

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DROPS Extra 0-979

DROPS design: Pattern no bs-006-bn
Yarn group A + A
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"

50-50-100 g color no 1101, white
50-50-50 g color no 6235, gray blue
50-50-50 g color no 8112, ice blue

DROPS STRAIGHT NEEDLES or CIRCULAR NEEDLE (40 cm / 16'') SIZE 5.5 mm / US 9 - or size needed to get 16 sts x 30 rows in garter st with 2 strands held together = 4'' x 4'' (10 x 10 cm).

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

Worked back and forth on circular needle and sewn tog mid back when finished.
Cast on 69-72-78 sts with 2 strands gray blue.
Work in GARTER ST back and forth until piece measures 3 cm / 1".
Switch to 1 strand gray blue and 1 strand ice blue and continue in garter st until piece measures 7 cm / 2 3/4".
Switch to 1 strand ice blue and 1 strand white.
Work until piece measures 12 cm / 4 3/4".
Switch to 2 strands white and use until finished.
When piece measures 13-14-15 cm / 5"-5½"-6", insert 2 markers in the piece, 23-24-26 sts apart.
On next row from RS work as follows: K the first 2 tog, work until 2 sts remain before marker and K 2 tog 2 times, repeat at next marker and work the last 2 sts tog (= 6 dec sts).
Repeat dec every other row 8-9-10 times in total = 21-18-18 sts remain on needle.
On next round, K 2 tog around.
Cut the yarn and pull it through the remaining sts, tighten tog and fasten.
Hat measures approx. 18-20-21 cm / 7"-8"-8 1/4".

Beg at the bottom of hat and sew tog in outer loops of edge sts up along hat.

Make 3 pompoms with an approx. diameter of 4 cm / 1½'', make 1 in each of the 3 colors.
Fasten them tog and fasten at the top of hat.
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