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Chained Melody by DROPS Design

Knitted DROPS hat with cables in ”Merino Extra Fine”.

DROPS design: Pattern no ME-030
Size: one-size

Materials: DROPS MERINO EXTRA FINE from Garnstudio
100 g colour no 22, light purple

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES and CIRCULAR NEEDLE (40 cm) size 3.5 mm - or size needed to get 22 sts x 30 rows in stocking st = 10 x 10 cm.
DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE size 3 mm - for rib.

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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Tags: cable, hats,

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See diagram M.1 and M.2.
Dec 1 st as follows: slip 1 st as if to K, K1, psso.

Worked in the round. Cast on 117 sts on circular needle size 3 mm with Merino Extra Fine. K 1 round and continue in rib as follows: * P3, K2 *, repeat from *-* a total of 3 times, P4, K2, P3, K2, P3, K2, P4, * K2, P3 *, repeat from *-* a total of 16 times and finish with K2. When rib measures 3 cm change to circular needle size 3.5 mm. Work next round as follows: 15 stocking sts, M.1 (= 20 sts), 82 stocking sts. After M.1 there are 121 sts on needle.
Work next round as follows: 15 stocking sts, M.2 (= 24 sts), 82 stocking sts - AT THE SAME TIME dec 2 sts evenly over the 82 sts.
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When piece measures 12 cm insert 6 markers in piece as follows: marker-1 at beg of round, marker-2 after 39 sts (i.e. just after M.2), and the remaining 4 with 16 sts between each. Now dec 1 st after each marker (= 6 dec stst). Repeat the dec when piece measures 14, 16 and 18 cm. AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 14, 16 and 18 cm dec 1 st in P-section each side of cable by P2 tog = 89 sts. Now dec after each marker on every other round a total of 4 times and then on every round a total of 5 times = 35 sts. Change to double pointed needles when sts no longer fit circular needle. On the next 2 rounds K2 tog all the way round. Cut the thread, pull it through remaining sts, tighten tog and fasten. Hat measures approx 23 cm.


= K
= P
= work 1 st and inc 1 st by picking up st from previous round and K this (= 2 sts)
= slip 4 sts on cable needle in front of piece, K4, K4 from cable needle
= slip 4 sts on cable needle behind piece, K4, K4 from cable needle

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