DROPS Baby / 20 / 9

DROPS Baby 20-9 by DROPS Design

DROPS hat with rib and earflaps in ”Merino Extra Fine”.

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DROPS design: Pattern no ME-045-by
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Size: 1/3 - 6/9 - 12/18 months (2 - 3/4) years
Head circumference: approx: 40/42 - 42/44 - 44/46 (48/50 - 50/52) cm.

Materials: DROPS MERINO EXTRA FINE from Garnstudio
50-50-50 (100-100) g colour no 08, light beige mix

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES and CIRCULAR NEEDLE (40 cm) size 4 mm - or size needed to get 21 sts x 28 rows in stocking st = 10 x 10 cm.
DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (40 cm) size 3.5 mm – for rib.

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INCREASING TIP: Inc 1 st by working 2 sts in 1 st.
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HAT:
Worked in the round, from top down. Cast on 8-10-13 (15-18) sts on double pointed needles size 4 mm (leave a thread end to use when tightening the top tog afterwards). Work 1 round stocking st, AT THE SAME TIME inc 7-10-12 (15-17) sts evenly – see INCREASING TIP! = 15-20-25 (30-35) sts. Insert 5 markers in piece with 3-4-5 (6-7) sts between each. Continue in stocking st, AT THE SAME TIME on second round inc 1 st each side of all markers. Repeat the inc on every other round a total of 6 times = 75-80-85 (90-95) sts. Change to circular needle size 4 mm. REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION!
Continue in stocking st. When piece measures 11-12-13 (14-15) cm inc 25-26-29 (30-31) sts evenly (inc between approx every 3rd and 4th st) = 100-106-114 (120-126) sts. Change to circular needle size 3.5 mm and continue in rib K1/P1 on all sts. When rib measures 3 cm cast off as follows - NOTE! Round beg 10-10-8 (8-7) sts before mid back: cast off 21-21-17 (17-15) sts with K over K and P over P (= mid back), slip the next 25-27-33 (35-39) sts on a stitch holder for earflap, cast off the next 29-31-31 (33-33) sts (= forehead).
Now work earflap back and forth on the last 25-27-33 (35-39) sts as follows: continue in rib K1/P1, AT THE SAME TIME dec 1 st at beg of every row a total of 9-10-13 (14-16) times each side = 7 sts.
On next row cast off remaining sts with K over K and P over P. Earflap measures approx 5-6-8 (8.5-10) cm.
Work the other earflap in the same way. Tighten the top of hat tog and fasten thread.

TIE STRINGS:
Cut 2 threads measuring 75 cm each and twist them hard. Pull string through bottom of earflap and fold it double to let it twist again. Tie a knot at the end of string. Repeat at the other earflap.

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