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
Materials:
DROPS ESKIMO from Garnstudio
50-100-100-100 g colour no 02, black
50-100-100-100 g colour no 24, yellow
And use some left-over off white for eyes.

DROPS CROCHET HOOK SIZE 6 mm – or size needed to get 12 htr in width x 9 htr vertically = 10 x 10 cm.
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Pattern instructions

NOTE: This pattern is written in British English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from cm to inches - click here. There are different terms for crocheting in British and American English. If this pattern includes crochet, click for "crochet terms" here. For this pattern in American English, please click here.
CROCHET TIP HTR:
Replace first htr on round with 2 ch. Finish every round with 1 sl st in 2nd ch from beg of round.

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

CROCHET 2 HTR 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 and form a ring with 1 sl st in first ch. READ CROCHET TIP HTR.
ROUND 1: Work 8 htr in the ch-ring.
ROUND 2: Work 2 htr in every htr the entire round = 16 htr.
ROUND 3: Work 1 htr in first htr, * 2 htr in next htr, 1 htr in next htr *, repeat from *-* the entire round and finish with 2 htr in last htr = 24 htr. REMEMBER THE CROCHET TENSION!
ROUND 4: Work 1 htr in each of the first 2 htr, * 2 htr in next htr, 1 htr in each of the next 2 htr *, repeat from *-* the entire round and finish with 2 htr in last htr = 32 htr.
ROUND 5: Switch to yellow and work 1 htr in each of the first 3 htr, * 2 htr in next htr, 1 htr in each of the next 3 htr *, repeat from *-* the entire round and finish with 2 htr in last htr = 40 htr.
ROUND 6: Work 1 htr in each of the first 4 htr, * 2 htr in next htr, 1 htr in each of the next 4 htr *, repeat from *-* the entire round and finish with 2 htr in last htr = 48 htr.
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 htr in every htr BUT at the same time inc evenly 4-6 htr on round = 52-54 htr.
SIZE 5/6 - 7/8 years: Work 1 htr in each of the first 5 htr, * 2 htr in next htr, 1 htr in each of the next 5 htr *, repeat from *-* the entire round and finish with 2 htr in last htr = 56 htr.

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

ROUND 9: Switch to yellow and work 1 htr in every htr 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 htr in every htr the entire round. Then work an edge around the hat as follows: Work 5-5-6-6 dc, 1 htr, 11-11-11-12 tr, 1 htr, 15-17-18-18 dc (= mid front), 1 htr, 11-11-11-12 tr, 1 htr and finish with 6 dc. Fasten off.

DECORATION:

EYES:
Work 3 ch with black and form a ring with 1 sl st in first ch. READ CROCHET TIP DC.
ROUND 1: Work 6 dc in ch-ring.
ROUND 2: Work 2 dc in every dc the entire round = 12 dc.
ROUND 3: Switch to off white and work 1 sl st in back loop of every dc 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 htr in the ch-ring.
ROUND 2: Work 1 htr in every htr the entire round.
ROUND 3: Work 1 htr in every htr BUT dec 1 st by WORKING 2 HTR TOG - see explanation above = 5 htr.
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. Fasten off. Work another antenna the same way. Sew antennas on to each side of head in the black stripe.

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