DROPS Extra / 0-1014

Bee Happy Hat by DROPS Design

DROPS Carnival: Crochet DROPS bee hat in "Eskimo".

DROPS design: Pattern no ee-125
Yarn group E
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Size: 1/2 - 3/4 - 5/6 - 7/8 years
Head circumference: 49-51-52-53 cm / 19 ¼”-20”-20½-21”
Materials:
DROPS ESKIMO from Garnstudio
50-100-100-100 g color no 02, black
50-100-100-100 g color no 24, yellow
And use some left-over off white for eyes.

DROPS CROCHET HOOK size 6 mm / J/10 – or size needed to get 12 hdc in width x 9 hdc vertically = 4’’ x 4’’ (10 x 10 cm).

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CROCHET TIP HDC:
Replace first hdc on round with 2 ch. Finish every round with 1 sl st in 2nd ch from beg of round.

CROCHET TIP SC:
Replace first sc on round with 1 ch. Finish every round with 1 sl st in 1st ch from beg of round.

CROCHET 2 HDC TOG:
* Make 1 YO, insert hook in next st, get yarn *, repeat from *-* one more time, make 1 YO and pull yarn through all sts on hook.

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HAT:
The piece is worked top down. Work 4 ch with black on hook size 6 mm / J/10 and form a ring with 1 sl st in first ch. READ CROCHET TIP HDC.
ROUND 1: Work 8 hdc in the ch-ring.
ROUND 2: Work 2 hdc in every hdc the entire round = 16 hdc.
ROUND 3: Work 1 hdc in first hdc, * 2 hdc in next hdc, 1 hdc in next hdc *, repeat from *-* the entire round and finish with 2 hdc in last hdc = 24 hdc. REMEMBER THE CROCHET GAUGE!
ROUND 4: Work 1 hdc in each of the first 2 hdc, * 2 hdc in next hdc, 1 hdc in each of the next 2 hdc *, repeat from *-* the entire round and finish with 2 hdc in last hdc = 32 hdc.
ROUND 5: Switch to yellow and work 1 hdc in each of the first 3 hdc, * 2 hdc in next hdc, 1 hdc in each of the next 3 hdc *, repeat from *-* the entire round and finish with 2 hdc in last hdc = 40 hdc.
ROUND 6: Work 1 hdc in each of the first 4 hdc, * 2 hdc in next hdc, 1 hdc in each of the next 4 hdc *, repeat from *-* the entire round and finish with 2 hdc in last hdc = 48 hdc.
Now work and inc differently in the different sizes.

ROUND 7: Switch to black and work as follows:
SIZE 1/2 - 3/4 years: Work 1 hdc in every hdc BUT at the same time inc evenly 4-6 hdc on round = 52-54 hdc.
SIZE 5/6 - 7/8 years: Work 1 hdc in each of the first 5 hdc, * 2 hdc in next hdc, 1 hdc in each of the next 5 hdc *, repeat from *-* the entire round and finish with 2 hdc in last hdc = 56 hdc.

ROUND 8:
SIZE 1/2 - 3/4 - 5/6 years: Work 1 hdc in every hdc the entire round = 52-54-56 hdc.
SIZE 7/8 years: Work 1 hdc in every hdc BUT inc evenly 2 hdc on round = 58 hdc.
Inc is now done in all sizes, there are 52-54-56-58 hdc on round.

ROUND 9: Switch to yellow and work 1 hdc in every hdc the entire round.
Repeat 9th round 6-7-8-9 more times = 15-16-17-18 rounds.

Switch to black and work 1 round with 1 hdc in every hdc the entire round. Then work an edge around the hat as follows: Work 5-5-6-6 sc, 1 hdc, 11-11-11-12 dc, 1 hdc, 15-17-18-18 sc (= mid front), 1 hdc, 11-11-11-12 dc, 1 hdc and finish with 6 sc. Fasten off.

DECORATION:

EYES:
Work 3 ch with black and form a ring with 1 sl st in first ch. READ CROCHET TIP SC.
ROUND 1: Work 6 sc in ch-ring.
ROUND 2: Work 2 sc in every sc the entire round = 12 sc.
ROUND 3: Switch to off white and work 1 sl st in back loop of every sc the entire round. Fasten off. Work another eye the same way. Sew eyes on to the front of hat in the middle of the yellow section.

ANTENNA:
Work 3 ch with black and form a ring with 1 sl st in first ch.
ROUND 1: Work 6 hdc in the ch-ring.
ROUND 2: Work 1 hdc in every hdc the entire round.
ROUND 3: Work 1 hdc in every hdc BUT dec 1 st by WORKING 2 HDC TOG - see explanation above = 5 hdc.
Then work in the round without finishing round as follows: 1 sl st in front loop of every st until antenna measures approx. 7 cm / 2¾’’. Fasten off. Work another antenna the same way. Sew antennas on to each side of head in the black stripe.

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