DROPS Baby / 20 / 19

Sweet Little Cupcake Hat by DROPS Design

Crochet DROPS hat with lace borders in ”Merino Extra Fine”.

DROPS design: Pattern no ME-052-by
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Size: 1/3 months – 6/18 months (2/4) years
Head circumference: 40/42 – 44/48 (48/52) cm

Materials: DROPS MERINO EXTRA FINE from Garnstudio
100 g for all sizes colour no 16, light pink
50 g for all sizes colour no 01, off-white (for borders)

DROPS CROCHET HOOK size 4.5 mm – or size needed to get 16 htr x 14 rows = 10 x 10 cm.

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age/size: 1-3m (56/62cm), 12-18m (80/86cm), 2yrs (92 cm), 3-4yrs (98/104cm), 6-9m (68/74cm), pattern type: hats, sets, pattern/technique: lace, texture,

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HAT:

CROCHET INFO-1:
Replace first htr on row with 2 ch. Finish each row with 1 htr in 2nd ch from beg of previous row.
CROCHET INFO-2:
Replace first htr at beg of round with 2 ch. Finish each round with 1 sl st in 2nd ch from beg of round.

INCREASING TIP:
Inc 1 htr by working 2 htr in the last but one htr.
CROCHET 2 HTR TOG:
Dec 1 htr by crochet 2 htr tog, i.e. crochet 1 htr but wait with the last YO and pull through (= 3 sts on hook), crochet 1 htr in next st and when doing the last pull-through pull thread through all 5 sts on hook.

CROCHET 2 DC TOG:
Crochet 2 dc tog to 1 dc as follows: Insert hook in the first st, pull thread though, insert hook in next st, pull thread through, make 1 YO and pull thread through all 3 sts on hook.
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EAR FLAP:
Crochet 5 ch with crochet hook size 4.5 mm with light pink. Crochet 1 htr in 3rd ch from hook, 1 htr in the next 2 ch = 4 htr, turn piece. See CROCHET INFO-1. Crochet 1htr in each htr, AT THE SAME TIME inc 1 htr each side – See INCREASING TIP! Repeat the inc each side on every row a total of 6-7 (8) times = 16-18 (20) htr. Continue with 1 htr in each htr until ear flap measures 6-7 (8) cm. Put piece aside and crochet 1 more ear flap.

HAT:
See CROCHET INFO-2! Crochet 7-8 (9) ch, crochet 1 htr in each htr on one ear flap, crochet 18-20 (22) ch (= mid front), crochet 1 htr in each htr on the other ear flap, crochet 7-8 (9) ch and finish with 1 sl st in first ch = 64-72 (80) htr.
Continue with 1 htr in each htr in the round.
When piece measures 8-10 (11) cm from mid back crochet next round with dec as follows:
* 1 htr in each of the first 6 htr, then crochet the next 2 htr tog – SEE ABOVE *, repeat from *-* (= 8-9-10 htr dec on round).
Crochet 1 round without dec and then next round like this:
* 1 htr in each of the first 5 htr, then crochet the next 2 htr tog, repeat from *-* around.
Repeat the dec (with 1 less htr between 2 htr tog for each dec round) on every other round 3 more times = 24-27 (30) htr on round.
Crochet 2-2 (3) rounds without dec.
Crochet next round as follows: * 1 htr in first htr, then crochet the next 2 htr tog *, repeat from *-* = 16-18 (20) htr on round.
On next round crochet 2 htr tog all the way round = 8-9 (10) htr left on round. Cut the thread, pull it through remaining sts, tighten and fasten. Hat measures approx 17-19 (21) cm from the top.

CROCHET BORDER:
Crochet a border with crochet hook size 4.5 mm with off-white round the opening as follows: * 1 dc in first st, 1 ch, skip 1 st/row *, repeat from *-* and finish with 1 sl st in first dc.

STRING WITH POMPOM:
Beg with pompom: Crochet 4 ch with crochet hook size 4.5 mm with off-white and form a ring with 1 sl st in first ch.
NOTE: replace first dc on round with 1 ch and finish each round with 1 sl st in ch from beg of round.
ROUND 1: Crochet 4 dc in ring.
ROUND 2: Crochet 2 dc in each dc = 8 dc.
ROUND 3: * 1 dc in first dc, 2 dc in next dc *, repeat from *-* = 12 dc.
ROUND 4-5: Crochet 1 dc in each dc = 12 dc.
ROUND 6: * 1 dc in first dc, the crochet the next 2 dc tog – SEE ABOVE *, repeat from *-* = 8 dc.
ROW 7: Place piece flat and crochet 1 dc in each dc through both layers = 4 dc.
ROW 8: Crochet 2 dc tog 2 times = 2 dc.
Crochet 22-26 (30) cm with ch for string and fasten with 1 sl st at the point of one ear flap.
Repeat on den other side.

LACE BORDERS:
Crochet approx 7 rounds with lace borders round the hat. Beg in the second round from the top and crochet 1 round as follows: 1 dc in first st, * 3 ch, 1 tr in first ch, skip approx 1.5 cm, 1 dc in next st *, repeat from *-* all the way round and finish with 1 sl st in first dc. Cut and fasten thread. Now crochet a further 6 rounds in the same way with approx 2-2.5 cm between each round.

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