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DROPS 98-32 by DROPS Design

DROPS Cape and hair band in Alpaca

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CAPE:
Size: one-size

Materials: DROPS Alpaca from Garnstudio
50 g colour no 0100, off-white
100 g colour no 0501, light grey

DROPS crochet hook size 4.5 mm – or the size needed to obtain the correct tension.
DROPS silver button, no 534: 5 pcs.

HAIR BAND:
Size: one-size
Materials: DROPS Alpaca
100 g colour no 0501, light grey

DROPS pointed needles size 3.5 mm – or the size needed to obtain the correct tension.

Not sure which size you should choose? Then it might help you to know that the model in the picture is approx. 170 cm and uses size S or M. If you are making a jumper, cardigan, dress or similar garment, you will find a graphic with the measurements of the finished garment (in cm) at the bottom of the pattern.

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CAPE:
Crochet Tension: 15 tr x 7 rows with 2 threads Alpaca = 10 x 10 cm.
Stripe Pattern: See diagram M.1.

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

The cape is crochet from the top down. Loosely crochet 93 ch with crochet hook size 4.5 mm and 2 threads light grey Alpaca. Crochet first row as follows:
1 tr in the 4th ch from hook, 1 tr in next ch, *skip 1 ch, 1 tr in the next 3 ch*, repeat from *-* = 69 tr (incl 4 tr for front edge each side). Now crochet 1 tr in each tr – read Crochet info – at the same time crocheting stripes after M.1. After 5 rows of tr beg the inc (continue M.1 as before):
1st row: 1 tr in each of the first 9 tr, 2 tr in next tr, *1 tr in each of the next 4 tr, 2 tr in next tr*, repeat from *-* until there are 9 tr left on row and crochet 1 tr in each of these = 80 tr, turn the piece
2nd row: 1 tr in each of the first 10 tr, 2 tr in next tr, *1 tr in each of the next 5 tr, 2 tr in next tr*, repeat from *-* until there are 9 tr left on row and crochet 1 tr in each of these = 91 tr, turn the piece
Continue the inc like this, i.e. 1 more tr between each inc on each row until there are 168 tr on row (= 14 rows with tr and 1 repeat of M.1). Cut the thread and sew.

Border: Crochet a border round the whole cape (i.e. along bottom edge, front edges and the neck) with crochet hook size 4.5 mm and 2 threads light grey Alpaca as follows: 1 dc in first tr, *1 ch, skip approx 0.5-1 cm, 1 dc in next tr*, repeat from *-* and finish with 1 ch and 1 sl st in the first dc from beg of round.
Tassels: Put tassels along the bottom edge of the cape with approx 4 tr in between each as follows: *2 light grey tassels, 1 light /off-white tassel*, repeat from *-* all the way round.
1 tassel: cut 8 threads of Alpaca measuring approx 15 cm each. Fold them double and pull the loop through the last row of tr, pull the ends through.
Sew the buttons on left front edge, the top one approx 1 cm from the neck line and the bottom one approx 1 cm from the bottom. Use tr’s on the right front edge as button holes.

HAIR BAND:
Knitting Tension: 22 sts x 30 rows on needle size 3.5 mm with 2 threads Alpaca in stocking sts = 10 x 10 cm.

Garter sts: Knit all rows.

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

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

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

Diagram

= 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.

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