DROPS Extra / 0-814

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Knitted DROPS men's hat in ”Alaska”.

DROPS design: Pattern no X-381
Yarn group C
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Size: S/M – L/XL
Head circumference: approx. 54/55 - 56/58 cm

Materials: DROPS ALASKA from Garnstudio
100 g for both sizes in colour no 03, light grey
50 g for both sizes in colour no 37, dark blue

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES AND CIRCULAR NEEDLE (40 cm) SIZE 4.5 mm -
or size needed to get 18 sts x 23 rows in stocking st = 10 x 10 cm.
DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (40 cm) SIZE 3.5 mm – for rib.

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Tags: hats, texture,

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PATTERN:
See diagram M.1 (= 4 sts). Diagram shows the pattern from RS.
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HAT:
Worked in the round on circular needle, switch to double pointed needles when needed. Cast on 88-96 sts on circular needle size 3.5 mm with dark blue Alaska. K 1 round. Then work 4 rounds rib (= K 2/P 2). Switch to circular needle size 4.5 mm and light grey and work diagram M.1 – see explanation above (make sure that 2 K sts are worked over 2 K sts in the rib). REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION! When piece measures 18-20 cm – adjust so that last round is a round with K 2/P 2 - on next round P tog every 3rd and 4th st in diagram M.1 = 66-72 sts. Work 2 rounds with K 2/P 1 pattern (alternately K and P upwards). On next round, K all 2 K sts tog to 1 K st = 44-48 sts. Work 2 rounds with K 1/P 1 pattern. Then K all sts tog 2 by 2 = 22-24 sts. K 1 round, then K all sts tog 2 by 2 again = 11-12 sts remain on needle. Pull the thread through all sts, tighten tog and fasten. The hat measures approx. 22-24 cm vertically.

Diagram

= K
= P

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