DROPS Extra / 0-1012

DROPS Extra 0-1012 by DROPS Design

Crochet DROPS Olympic head band in "Nepal".

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DROPS design: Pattern no ne-146
Yarn group C
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Size: 3/5years -6/9years -10/12years - women - men
Head circumference: 50/52 - 53/54 - 55/56 - 56/58 - 59/60 cm / 19½"/20½" - 21"/21½" - 21½"/22" - 22"/22½" - 23"/23½".

Materials: DROPS Nepal from Garnstudio
50 g for all sizes in color no 0100, off white (for all countries)
50 g for all sizes of the following:

color no 3620 red (Norway, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, UK, USA, Spain, France, Iceland, Italy, Hungary, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal,)

color no 6790 royal blue (Norway, Czech Republic, UK, Estonia, USA, France, Iceland, Finland, Sweden, Netherlands)

color no 2923 goldenrod (Germany, Spain, Sweden)

color no 8903 black (Germany, Estonia)

color no 7238 olive (Italy, Hungary, Portugal)

DROPS CROCHET HOOK SIZE 4.5 mm / US 7 – or size needed to get 16 sc x 18 rows vertically = 4'' x 4'' (10 x 10 cm).

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CROCHET TIP 1: Replace first sc from beg of row with 1 ch.

CROCHET TIP 2: When changing color: When working last st in one color, wait with last pull through and pull through with next color being used.

CROCHET TIP 3: To avoid a lot of strands to fasten at the end, work around the strand not being used to get it on the correct side of piece.

CROCHET TIP 4: Twine the new color around the old so that strand follows up along the side of piece until used again.

CROCHET INFO (Portugal only): To get a nice transition beg every round with 1 ch. Finish every round with 1 sl st in first sc.

STRIPES (USA only):
3/5 - 6/9 years: * 2 sc rows off white, 2 sc rows red *, repeat from *-* 2 times in total.
10/12 years: * 2 sc rows off white, 2 sc rows red *, repeat from *-* 2 times in total and work 2 sc rows with off white.
women - men: * 2 sc rows off white, 2 sc rows red *, repeat from *-* 3 times in total.

FRENCH KNOT (USA): Use a needle and insert it through piece from the under side and up. Place needle flat against piece, twine yarn end at the bottom of piece tightly around the needle 2 times. Then pull needle with strand through yarn twined around the needle, this makes a small knot. Insert needle down in piece a little further away from where needle came up, continue to make knots the same way.
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HEAD BAND (all except USA):
Work 13-13-16-19-19 ch (includes 1 ch to turn with) on hook size 4.5 mm/ US 7 with off white. Work 1 sc in the second ch from hook. Then work 1 sc in every ch = 12-12-15-18-18 sc. Then work 1 sc in every sc – READ CROCHET TIP 1 - until piece measures approx. 22-22-23-24-24 cm / 8 3/4"-8 3/4"-9"-9½"-9½" and 1 st remains on row. READ CROCHET TIP 2 and see FLAG below for pattern and color for your flag.

FLAG:

NORWAY/ICELAND:
Work 3 rows with red (Norway)/royal blue (Iceland) - READ CROCHET TIP 3 and 4 - on first row with red (Norway)/royal blue (Iceland) work around off white strand so that it follows to the other side).
Switch to off white (Norway/Iceland) and work 2 rows sc (on first row with off white work around the red/royal blue strand so that it follows to the other side).
Switch to royal blue (Norway)/red (Iceland) and work 1 row sc, work around off white strand so that it follows to the other side, switch to off white (Norway/Iceland) and work 2 rows sc, switch to red (Norway)/royal blue (Iceland) and work 3 rows sc (on first row with red/royal blue work around off white strand so that it follows to the other side = 11 rows. Switch to off white, and read how to continue below.

SWEDEN/DENMARK/FINLAND:
READ CROCHET TIP 4. Work 4 rows sc with royal blue (Sweden)/red (Denmark)/royal blue (Finland), switch to goldenrod (Sweden)/off white (Denmark)/off white (Finland) and work 2 rows sc, switch to royal blue (Sweden)/red(Denmark)/royal blue (Finland) and work 4 rows sc = 10 rows. Switch to off white, and read how to continue below.

GERMANY/NETHERLANDS/ESTONIA/HUNGARY:
Now work with several colors on the same row. Work 4-4-5-6-6 sc with black (Germany)/red (Netherlands)/royal blue (Estonia)/red (Hungary), switch color - READ CROCHET TIP 2, to red (Germany)/off white (Netherlands)/black (Estonia)/off white (Hungary) and work 4-4-5-6-6 sc, switch color to goldenrod (Germany)/royal blue (Netherlands)/off white (Estonia)/olive (Hungary) and work the rest of row, turn piece and work sc rows with same color, 12 rows in total. Switch to off white, and read how to continue below.

SPAIN:
Now work with several colors on the same row.
Work 3-3-4-5-5 sc with red, switch to goldenrod - READ CROCHET TIP 2 and 3, and work 6-6-7-8-8 sc, switch back to red and work 3-3-4-5-5 sc, turn piece and work sc rows with the same color until 12 rows have been worked in total. Switch to off white, and read how to continue below.

FRANCE/ITALY:
Work 4 rows sc with royal blue (France)/olive (Italy), switch to off white (France/Italy) and work 4 rows with sc, switch to red (France)/red (Italy) and work 4 rows sc = 12 rows. Switch to off white, and read how to continue below.

POLAND:
Work 6-6-7-9-9 sc with off white, READ CROCHET TIP 2, switch to red (let the yarn end be approx. 30 cm / 12'' long at the beg) and work 6-6-8-9-9 sc, turn piece and work sc rows with the same color, 12 rows in total. Let the red yarn end also be approx. 30 cm / 12'' long before cutting the yarn. When head band is done, sew with small stitches with the yarn ends along the section in off white to make a frame for the flag. Continue with off white, and read how to continue below.

PORTUGAL:
Read CROCHET TIP 4 (let the yarn end follows along the entire edge until it is used again). Switch to olive, work 5 rows sc, cut the yarn, switch to red and work 7 rows sc. Cut the yarn and switch to off white, and read how to continue below.
Crochet a circle that are sewn onto the flag at the end as follows:
Work 4 ch on hook size 4.5 mm/ US 7 with off white and form a ring with 1 sl st in first ch.
ROUND 1: Work ch 1, 6 sc in the ring, finish with 1 sl st in first sc. Read CROCHET INFO!
ROUND 2: Switch to red and work 2 sc in every sc = 12 sc, finish with 1 sl st in first sc.
ROUND 3: Switch to goldenrod and work * 1 sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc *, repeat from *-* and finish with 1 sl st in first sc = 18 sts. Fasten off. Sew circle onto flag directly over the color change in the middle of flag.

CZECH REPUBLIC:
Work 1 row sc with royal blue, turn and work 11-11-14-17-17 sc, switch to off white and work 1 sc – READ CROCHET TIP 2, turn and work 2 sc, switch to royal blue, work until 2 sc remain on row, switch to red and work 2 sc, turn and work three sc, switch to royal blue (make sure to place strands on the same side), work until 3 sts remain and switch to off white. Work the rest of row.
Continue working sc rows with 1 st more of red and off white until red and off white meet in the middle. Cut the royal blue strand.
Continue to work sc rows with red and off white with the same color over each other until 12 rows have been worked. Let the red yarn end be approx. 30 cm / 12" long before cutting the yarn.
When head band is done, sew with small stitches with the yarn ends along the section in off white to make a frame for the flag. Switch to off white, and read how to continue below.

UK:
Work 5-5-6-7-7 sc with royal blue, switch to red and work 2-2-3-4-4 sc, AT THE SAME TIME work around the royal blue strand, switch back to royal blue and work 5-5-6-7-7 sc, turn. Work the same color over each other for 3 more rows = 4 rows in total but let the red strand follow to edge on last row. Work 2 rows sc with red, then work 5-5-6-7-7 sc with royal blue (let the red strand follows), switch to red and work 2-2-3-4-4 sc, AT THE SAME TIME work around the royal blue strand, switch back to royal blue and work 5-5-6-7-7 sc, turn. Work the same color over each other for 3 more rows sc = 4 rows in total. Switch to off white, and read how to continue below.
Decorate the flag with sl st worked through head band at the end as follows: Insert hook through piece in edge st on corner on one of the blue sections, get the red yarn from the under side and pull it through work, skip one st. * Insert hook through piece, get the yarn from the under side and pull it up and through st on hook *, repeat from *-* diagonally until the red cross. Work like this in all four corners and work the same way with off white to the left of the red sl sts. Fasten off.

HEAD BAND CONTINUED (applies to all except USA):
Continue back and forth with 1 sc in every sc until piece measures approx. 42-44-46-48-50 cm / 16½"-17 1/4"-18"-19"-19 3/4" or desired length. Cut the yarn and use yarn end to sew head band tog mid back, sew edge to edge to avoid a chunky seam.

HEAD BAND USA:
Beg by working the flag, then work the rest of head band.

FLAG:
Work 10 ch (includes 1 ch to turn with) on hook size 4.5 mm/US 7 with red.
Work 1 sc in the 2nd ch from hook. Then work 1 sc in every ch the entire row = 9 sc. READ CROCHET TIP 2, 3 and 4, switch to off white and work STRIPES - see explanation above. 9-9-11-13-13 rows have been worked.
Switch to royal blue, work 1 sc in each of the next 4 sc - Make sure to work around both red and off white strand.
Continue with off white or red over the last 5 sc (adjust so that pattern always is 2 rows with the same color). Work like this for 4-4-6-8-8 more rows.
There are 14-14-18-22-22 rows on flag. Embroider small FRENCH KNOTS with off white – see explanation above, on the section in royal blue. Fasten off.

HEAD BAND:
Work 13-13-16-19-19 sc along right side and work back and forth with sc - Read CROCHET TIP 1, until piece (includes flag) measures approx. 22-22-23-24-24 cm / 8 3/4"-8 3/4"-9"-9½"-9½".
Pick up 13-13-16-19-19 sts on left side and work back and forth with sc until the entire piece measures approx. 42-44-46-48-50 cm / 16½"-17 1/4"-18"-19"-19 3/4" or desired length.
Cut the yarn and use yarn end to sew head band tog mid back, sew edge to edge to avoid a chunky seam.

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