DROPS Baby / 18 / 5

Woodland Elf by DROPS Design

DROPS hat in ”Fabel” and neck warmer in ”Alpaca”

HAT:
Size: 1/3 –6/9 –12/18 months (2 –3/4) years
Head circumference: 42 –44 –46 (48 - 50) cm [16½”-17 ¾”-18” (19”-19 ¾”)]
Materials: DROPS FABEL from Garnstudio
50 g for all sizes color no 912, soft chocolate

NECK:
Size: 1/3 –6/9 –12/18 months (2 –3/4) years
Materials: DROPS ALPACA from Garnstudio
50-50-50 (100-100) g color no 618, beige
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HAT:
DROPS DOUBLE POINTED AND CIRCULAR NEEDLE (40 cm [16’’]) size 2.5 mm [US 1] – or size needed to get 26 sts x 34 rows in stockinette st with Fabel = 10 x 10 cm [4’’ x 4’’].

NECK WARMER:
DROPS POINTED Needles size 3 mm [US 2or3] – or size needed to get 24 sts x 32 rows in stockinette st with Alpaca = 10 x 10 cm [4’’ x 4’’].
DROPS WOODEN BUTTON no 513: 3 pcs.

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GARTER ST (back and forth on needle): K all rows.
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HAT:
Worked in the round on circular and double pointed needles.
Cast on 112-120-128 (136-144) sts on circular needle size 2.5 mm [US 1] with Fabel and work 8-8-10 (10-12) cm [3 1/8”-3 1/8”-4” (4”-4 ¾”)] rib, K2/P2.
Continue in stockinette st, AT THE SAME TIME dec 16-18-20 (22-24) sts evenly on first round = 96-102-108 (114-120) sts. When piece measures 13-13½-15 (15½-17) cm [5 1/8”-5 ¼”-6” (6 1/8”-6 ¾”)] insert 6 markers in piece with 16-17-18 (19-20) sts between each. Now K2 tog after each marker on every other round a total of 5-5-6 (6-7) times and then on every round 9-10-10 (11-11) times = 12 sts left on round. Change to double pointed needles when sts no longer fit circular needle. Work 2 cm [3/4”] stockinette st and then K2 tog all the way round = 6 sts left. Cut the thread, pull through remaining sts and fasten. Hat measures approx 20-21-23 (24-26) cm [8”-8¼”-9” (9½”-10 ¼”)].

EARFLAPS:
Fold rib border double towards RS.
Pick up 22-24-26 (28-30) sts for earflap each side with 26-30-30 (34-34) sts between earflaps at back and 42-42-46 (46-50) sts between earflaps at the front.
EARFLAP 1: Pick up 22-24-26 (28-30) sts at one side on needle size 2.5 mm [US 1] with Fabel and work garter st back and forth on needle, AT THE SAME TIME dec 1 st each side by K2 tog on every 4th row a total of 5-5-6 (6-7) times and then on every other row 4-5-5 (6-6) times = 4 sts left. K2 tog 2 times and then pass the first st over the second. Cut the tread and fasten. Earflap measures approx 5-6-6½ (7-8) cm [2”-2 3/8”-2½” (2 ¾”-3 1/8”)].
Work earflap at the other side in the same way.

TIE STRINGS:
Cut 3 threads Fabel measuring 60 cm [23½”] each. Twist the threads and pull through bottom point at earflap. Fold threads double and let them twist again. Tie a knot at the end. Repeat for the other earflap.
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NECK WARMER:
Worked in 2 parts, from bottom edge towards the top.

FRONT PIECE:
Worked back and forth on needle.
Cast on 32-36-40 (44-48) sts on needle size 3 mm [US 2or3] with Alpaca. Work 4 rows garter st – SEE ABOVE. Continue in stockinette st with 4 garter sts each side, AT THE SAME TIME inc 1 st each side inside 4 garter sts on first row. Inc by working 2 sts in 1 st. Repeat the inc on every 4th row a total of 6-6-6 (8-8) times = 44-48-52 (60-64) sts. Continue in stockinette st with 4 garter sts each side until piece measures 15-17-19 (20-22) cm [6 ¼”-6 ¾”-7½” (8”-8 ¾”)].
REMEMBER THE KNITTING GAUGE!
Now slip the middle 8-10-12 (14-16) sts on a stitch holder and complete each side separately. Slip sts on the right side (as seen from RS) on a stitch holder.

LEFT SIDE: = 18-19-20 (23-24) sts. Continue in stockinette st with 4 garter sts at the side. AT THE SAME TIME bind off at the beg of every row from neckline: 2 sts 2 times and 1 st 2 times = 12-13-14 (17-18) sts left on shoulder. Bind off when piece measures 20-22-24 (26-28) cm [8”-8 ¾”-9½” (10 ¼”-11”)].

RIGHT SIDE: Slip sts back on needle = 18-19-20 (23-24) sts. Continue as described for left side until piece measures 19-21-23 (25-27) cm [7½”-8 ¼”-9” (9 ¾”-10 5/8”)] = 12-13-14 (17-18) sts left on row. Now work 6 rows garter st on all sts. Work next row as follows from RS (= buttonholes): K2, K2 tog, 1 YO, K 4-5-6 (8-9), K2 tog, 1 YO, K 2-2-2 (3-3). K 1 row from WS, work 4 rows garter st on all sts and bind off.

BACK PIECE:
Cast on and work like front piece, but bind off the middle 18-20-22 (24-26) sts for neck when piece 18-20-22 (24-26) cm [7”-8”-8 ¾” (9½”-10 ¼”)] and complete each side separately. Slip sts on the right side (as seen from RS) on a stitch holder.

LEFT SIDE: = 13-14-15 (18-19) sts. Continue in stockinette st with 4 garter sts at the side, AT THE SAME TIME bind off 1 st towards neckline on first row = 12-13-14 (17-18) sts left on shoulder. When piece measures 19-21-23 (25-27) cm [7½”-8 ¼”-9” (9 ¾”-10 5/8”)] work 12 rows garter st on all sts, bind off.

RIGHT SIDE: = 13-14-15 (18-19) sts. Continue in stockinette st with 4 garter sts at the side. Bind off 1 st on neckline on first row = 12-13-14 (17-18) sts left on shoulder. Bind off all sts when piece measures 20-22-24 (26-28) cm [8”-8 ¾”-9½” (10 ¼”-11”)].

ASSEMBLY: Sew right shoulder seam.

NECK: Pick up approx 82 to 102 sts (incl sts on stitch holder at front – no of sts divisible by 4 + 2) round the neckline on needle size 3 mm [US 2or3] with Alpaca. K 1 row from WS and continue as follows: 6 garter sts, * K2 / P2 *, repeat from *-* until 8 sts remain, K2 and 6 garter sts. Continue like this, AT THE SAME TIME when neck measures 2-3-3 (4-4) cm [3/4”-1 1/8”-1 1/8” (1½”-1½”)] bind off for 1 buttonhole in line with the others on shoulder from RS as follows: K2, K2 tog, 1 YO, K2, continue in rib as before with 6 garter sts at the end of row. Bind off in rib when neck measures 3-4-4 (5-5) cm [1 1/8”-1½”-1½” (2”-2”)].
Sew on buttons to fit buttonholes.

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