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DROPS shawl and Basque hat in 2 threads ”Kid-Silk” with crochet flowers.

Measurement (shawl):
Width at top: approx 155 cm [61”].
Length mid back: approx 40 cm [15 ¾”].
Size (hat): One size

Materials: DROPS Kid-Silk from Garnstudio
100 g color no 04, mid rose
50 g color no 05, heather
25 g color no 03, light rose

DROPS pointed needles size 5 mm [US 8] (for shawl and hat) – or size needed to obtain 16 sts x 32 rows in garter st with 2 threads = 10 x 10 cm [4’’ x 4’’].

DROPS pointed needles size 3 mm
[US 2or3] (for hat) – or size needed to obtain 20 sts stockinette st with 2 threads = width 10 cm [4”].

DROPS crochet hook size 4 mm [G/6] (for flowers).

Not sure which size you should choose? Then it might help you to know that the model in the picture is approx. 5 ft 7 in and uses size S or M. If you are making a sweater, 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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Garter st, back and forth on needle: K all rows.

Increasing tip: Inc 1 st by making 1 YO inside 1 edge st. On return row K YO into back of loop.

Decreasing tip: Dec 1 st by K 2 tog.

SHAWL
Cast on 3 sts with 2 threads mid rose on needle size 5 mm [US 8]. Work garter st –at the same time inc 1 st at one side inside 1 edge st – see Increasing tip – on every 4th row a total of 61 times = 64 sts. Remember the knitting gauge!
Now work 4 rows garter st on all sts. Piece measures approx 78 cm [30¾”]. Continue in garter st and now dec 1 st at the same side as inc, inside 1 edge st on every 4th row a total of 61 times – see Decreasing tip = 3 sts.
Bind off. Shawl measures approx 155 cm [61”].

Crochet flowers: Work 4 ch with 2 threads on crochet hook size 4 mm [G/6] and form a ring with 1 sl st in the first ch.
Round 1: 6 sc i ring, finish with 1 sl st in first sc.
Round 2: * 3 ch, 1 sc in next sc *, repeat from *-* = 6 ch-loops.
Round 3: 1 ch, crochet as follows in each ch-loop: 1 sc, 5 dc and 1 sc, finish with 1 sl st in first ch.
Make 6 light rose flowers, 6 mid rose flowers and 4 heather flowers = 16 flowers.
Fold shawl double towards RS - see fig.1. Attach 1 flower of each color in both ends and distribute the remaining 10 flowers with 5 at the point in the middle and 5 in the middle of the folded part (only sew through the upper layer).

BASQUE HAT
Worked back and forth on needle. Cast on 100 sts with 2 threads heather on needle size 3 mm [US 2or3].
Work 2 cm [3/4”] stockinette st, P 1 row (as seen from RS, = folding edge), 2 cm [3/4”] stockinette st. Now measure piece from here!
Change to needle size 5 mm [US 8] and work 2 rows garter st. Insert 10 Marking Threads (MT) in piece from RS as follows:
First MT after 1 st, and the remaining 9 MT with 10 sts between each, after the last MT = 9 sts. On next row from RS inc 1 st after each MT – see Increasing tip. Repeat the inc on every 4th row another 3 times = 140 sts. When piece measures 7 cm [2 ¾”] dec 1 st after each MT – see Decreasing tip – on every 4th row a total of 12 times = 20 sts left on row. Now work all sts tog 2 by 2, cut the thread and pull through remaining sts.

Assembly: Fold bottom edge double towards WS and fasten with neat sts – make sure seam is not too tight. Sew tog hat mid back in the outer loops to avoid a chunky seam.
The hat measures approx 22 cm [8 ¾”].
Crochet 1 light rose, 1 mid rose and 2 heather flowers as described above and sew them to hat.

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