DROPS / 98 / 32

DROPS 98-32 by DROPS Design

DROPS Cape and head band in Alpaca

Size: one-size

Materials: DROPS Alpaca from Garnstudio
50 g color #0100, off-white
100 g color #0501, light gray

DROPS HOOK size 4.5 mm/US 7 – or the size needed to obtain the correct gauge.

DROPS silver button, #534: 5 pcs.
Size: one-size

Materials: DROPS Alpaca from Garnstudio
100 g color #0501, light gray

DROPS STRAIGHT NEEDLES size 3.5 mm / US 4 – or the size needed to obtain the correct gauge.

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Pattern instructions

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

Crochet gauge: 15 dc x 7 rows with 2 strands Alpaca = 10 x 10 cm / 4'' x 4''.

Stripe Pattern: See chart M.1.

Crochet info: Replace the first dc at the beg of row with ch 3. Finish the row with 1 dc in the 3rd ch from beg of previous row.

CAPE: The cape is crochet from the top down. Loosely ch 93 with 2 strands light gray Alpaca. Crochet first row as follows:
1 dc in the 4th ch from hook, 1 dc in next ch, *skip 1 cn, 1 dc in the next 3 ch*, repeat from *-* = 69 dc (incl 4 dc's for front edge each side).
Now crochet 1 dc in each dc – read Crochet info – at the same time crochet stripes following chart M.1. After 5 rows of dc beg the inc (continue chart M.1 as before):
1st row: 1 dc in each of the first 9 dc, 2 dc in next dc, *1 dc in each of the next 4 dc, 2 dc in next dc*, repeat from *-* until there are 9 dc left on row and crochet 1 dc in each of these = 80 dc, turn the piece
2nd row: 1 dc in each of the first 10 dc, 2 dc in next dc, *1 dc in each of the next 5 dc, 2 dc in next dc*, repeat from *-* until there are 9 dc left on row and crochet 1 dc in each of these = 91 dc, turn the piece
Continue the inc like this, i.e. 1 more dc between each inc on each row until there are 168 dc on row (= 14 rows with dc and 1 repeat of M.1). Fasten off.

Crochet a border round the whole cape (i.e. along bottom edge, front edges and the neck) with 2 strands light gray Alpaca as follows: 1 sc in first dc, *ch 1, skip approx 0.5-1 cm / 1/4-½ inch, 1 sc in next dc*, repeat from *-* and finish with ch 1 and 1 sl st in the first sc from beg of round.

Put tassels along the bottom edge of the cape with approx 4 dc in between each as follows: *2 light gray tassels, 1 off-white tassel*, repeat from *-* all the way round.
1 tassel: cut 8 strands of Alpaca measuring approx 15 cm / 6'' each.
Fold them double and pull the loop through the last row of dc, pull the ends through.
Sew the buttons on left front edge, the top one approx 1 cm / ½'' from the neck line and the bottom one approx 1 cm / ½'' from the bottom. Use dc’s on the right front edge as button holes.



Knitting gauge: 22 sts x 30 rows on needle size 3.5 mm / US 4 with 2 strands Alpaca in stockinette sts = 10 x 10 cm / 4'' x 4''.

Garter sts: Knit all rows.

Pattern: See chart M.2. The pattern in the chart is seen from the RS.

Cast on 52 sts on needle size 3.5 mm / US 4 and 2 strands Alpaca.
Work as follows (from lower edge towards the top): 1 st in garter sts, K5, chart M.2 (= 34 sts), K3, P3, K5, 1 st in garter sts.
Continue in pattern like this until piece measures approx 54-57 cm / 21 1/4"-22½" – adjust to after a full or half repeat of chart M.2. Bind off.

Sew tog the seam mid back. Fold the outermost 6 sts each side towards the WS and attach.

This pattern has been corrected. .

Updated online: 22.11.2012
New chart M.2 has been published


All measurements in charts are in cm.

= 2 threads off-white
= 2 threads light grey
= 1 thread off-white + 1 thread light grey
= K from RS, P from WS
= P from RS, K from WS
= put 3 sts on cable needle in front of piece, P1, K3 from cable needle
= put 1st on cable needle behind piece, K3, P1 from cable needle
= put 3 sts on cable needle behind piece, K3, K3 from cable needle
= put 3 sts on cable needle in front of piece, K3, K3 from cable needle.

Rebecca 25.03.2015 - 02:11:

Hei! I oppskriften til pannebåndet står det at man skal begynne å strikke M2 fra første pinne. På første rad i M2 står det "sett 3 m på hj.p. bak arbeidet, 3 r, 3 r fra hj.p.". Jeg stusser veldig på at man tilsynelatende skal begynne å bytte om på masker man akkurat har lagt opp. Stemmer dette, eller er det en feil?

DROPS Design 18.05.2015 kl. 10:41:

Hej Rebecca, Jo men det går bra att följa mönstret! Lycka till!

Daniela 06.02.2014 - 09:51:

Was heißt ganz am Ende: Die äussersten 6 M. auf der Seite auf der linken Seite annähen? Welche Maschen sind hier gemeint? In einem Kommentar steht, dass die erste Reihe in M2 eine Rückreihe sein soll. Bin der Meinung, dass es schon eine Hinreihe ist, sonst müsst man ja in allen Reihen das Muster "umdenken". Danke!

DROPS Design 07.02.2014 kl. 07:35:

Liebe Daniela, die 6 M auf der Seite des Stirnbands werden nach innen gefaltet und angeheftet, damit ein schöner Rand entsteht. In dieser Übersetzung ist das nicht gut formuliert, wir werden das gleich ändern. Und ich bin auch der Ansicht, dass die 1. R ganz normal eine Hin-R ist, denn die Verzopfungen müssen in den Hin-R gemacht werden.

Kathy De Witt 28.11.2012 - 00:24:

Yes, I've seen you've made a change and it is coming out correctly now. Thank you very much. I am glad I persisted! Kathy

Kathy De Witt 21.11.2012 - 12:03:

Hi: I have followed the pattern, but the outermost stitches are the wrong way around. Please can you examine the pattern closely. Thank you Kathy

DROPS Design 27.11.2012 kl. 14:40:

Dear Mrs De Witt, pattern has been checked and diagram has been edited to match written pattern. Everything is now right. Happy Knitting !

Kathy De Witt 19.11.2012 - 12:44:

Thank you for your quick reply. This clarifies the pattern. I will give it another try. My daughter loves this head band. Kathy

Kathy De Witt 18.11.2012 - 11:27:

Headband: I am struggling with understanding the pattern: 1. do I start the first row bottom left or bottom right of M2 or does it not matter as it is symmetrical? 2.do I reverse K and P when I return on every other row? So, if it says to do a cable do I make the 3 K stitches and 1 P stitch into 3 P and 1 K? 3. the edge stitches - it says the first row you do is the WS but as they are K stitches it seems to me that it is the RS. Any explanation much appreciated. Kathy

DROPS Design 19.11.2012 kl. 09:47:

Dear Mrs De Witt, 1. diagrams are read starting in the lower right-hand corner working towards the left and return rows from the left to the right, but in that case it's symetrical. 2. in M2, 1 square = 1 st x 1 row, so that all K from RS will be P from WS and all P from WS will be K from WS. 3.in M2 yes, first row is WS so that cables are on the RS. Happy knitting!

Maxant 25.09.2012 - 14:33:

Bonjour, concernant ce modèle, je voudrais savoir si le diagramme montre uniquement les rangs sur l'endroit ou bien s'il montre les rangs endroits et envers ? merci

DROPS Design 25.09.2012 kl. 15:05:

Bonjour Madame Maxant. En règle générale et sauf exception clairement indiqué, dans nos diagrammes 1 case = 1 m x 1 rang. Le diagramme représente le motif, vu sur l'endroit, on y lit les rangs sur l'endroit aussi bien que les rangs sur l'envers. Bon tricot !

Carro 13.11.2009 - 12:22:

Jeg synes dette skulderstykket er kjempefint, heklet det på 3 kvelder (i litt andre farger) og det ble utrolig fint. Varmt å godt å ha på seg. Takk for fin oppskrift!

Robin 09.01.2009 - 22:08:

Im sorry I'm still confused are you talking about the neck band? Cause the picture does not look like it has a band on each side. where are the 4 tr supposed to go? Thanks

DROPS Design 09.01.2009 - 17:36:

No, it's the 4 outermost sts that are the band. the pattern just tells that these are the band sts, so that you know that. Just work the sts as explained in pattern, no inc or adding or nothing :-)

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