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Sweet Winter Hat by DROPS Design

Set consists of: Knitted DROPS hat in 2 strands ”Brushed Alpaca Silk” or 1 strand ”Melody” with Nordic pattern, pompoms and garter band and neckwarmer with rib.

DROPS design: Pattern no as-042
Yarn group C+C (or D)
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HAT:
Size: One-size
Head circumference: 54/56 cm
Materials:
DROPS BRUSHED ALPACA SILK from Garnstudio
25 g colour no 03, grey
25 g colour no 02, light grey
25 g colour no 08, heather
25 g colour no 01, off white
Or use:
DROPS MELODY from Garnstudio
50 g colour no 04, grey
50 g colour no 03, pearl grey
50 g colour no 10, heather
50 g colour no 01, off white

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (40 cm) SIZE 6 mm - or size needed to get 13 sts x 17 rows in stocking st with 2 strands Brushed Alpaca Silk or 1 strand Melody = 10 x 10 cm.
DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (40 cm) SIZE 5.5 mm – for edge in garter st.

NECK WARMER:
Size: S/M - L/XL
Measurements: Circumference: approx. 52-55 cm Height: 20-22 cm
Materials:
DROPS BRUSHED ALPACA SILK from Garnstudio
50 g for both sizes in colour no 03, grey
Or use:
DROPS MELODY from Garnstudio
50 g in both sizes colour no 04, grey

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (40 cm) SIZE 5.5 mm - or size needed to get 14 sts x 18 rows in stocking st with 2 strands Brushed Alpaca Silk or 1 strand Melody = 10 x 10 cm.

Not sure which size you should choose? Then it might help you to know that the model in the picture is approx. 170 cm and uses size S or M. If you are making a jumper, cardigan, dress or similar garment, you will find a graphic with the measurements of the finished garment (in cm) at the bottom of the pattern.

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DROPS BrushedAlpacaSilk: Colour chart / Alternative Yarns (Yarn Group C)

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KNITTING TIP:
To avoid the knitting tension to tighten when working pattern, it is important not to tighten the strands on back side of piece. Switch to a higher needle no when working pattern if the pattern is somewhat tight.

DOUBLE YARN TIP:
Use yarn from both inside and outside of the ball. When switching to a new ball, try to avoid switching both strands at the same time - to avoid a thick yarn when fastening.

GARTER ST (back and forth):
K all rows. 1 ridge = 2 rows K.

PATTERN:
See diagram A.1. The diagrams show all rows in pattern seen from RS. Work all pattern sts in stocking st with 2 strands Brushed Alpaca Silk (= BAS) or 1 strand Melody (= M).

DECREASE TIP:
Dec 1 st by K 2 sts tog.
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HAT:
Work back and forth on circular needle and sew tog mid back - READ DOUBLE YARN TIP and KNITTING TIP. NOTE: Work the 3 sts in garter st in each side always in base colour on every row in pattern.

Cast on 73 sts with 2 strands grey Brushed Alpaca Silk or 1 strand grey Melody on circular needle size 5.5 mm. Work 3 ridges in GARTER ST back and forth - see explanation above, and dec on 5th row 6 sts evenly (but no over the outermost 3 sts in each side) - READ DECREASE TIP = 67 sts. Switch to circular needle size 6 mm and continue with PATTERN - see explanation above - as follows: Work 3 sts in garter st, work A.1 (= 12 sts) 5 times in width, work first st in A.1 so that pattern is symmetrical in each side, 3 sts in garter st. Continue like this back and forth. REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION When A.1 has been worked vertically, continue with grey ( 2 strands Brushed Alpaca Silk/ 1 strand Melody) until finished measurements. When piece measures 20 cm, work as follows: Work until 10 sts remain, turn and work until 10 sts remain, turn and work until 15 sts remain, turn and work until 15 sts remain. Continue like this by working 5 sts less on every row until piece measures 25 cm. Switch to circular needle size 5.5 mm. Work 1 ridge in garter st over all sts and inc on first row 6 sts evenly = 73 sts. Cast off.

POMPOMS:
Make 2 large pompoms with grey with an approx. diameter of 7 cm. Fasten a pompom in each end of cast-on edge.

ASSEMBLY:
Fold hat so that cast-off edge is placed double. Beg at the edge in each side and sew one and one st neatly tog towards the middle of cast-off edge. Cut the yarn and fasten.
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NECK WARMER:
Worked in the round on circular needle. READ DOUBLE YARN TIP.
Cast on 76-84 sts on circular needle size 5.5 mm with 2 strands Brushed Alpaca Silk or 1 strand Melody. Work rib = K 2/P 2 for 20-22 cm. REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION Cast off sts with K over K and P over P.

Diagram

= 2 strands grey BAS or 1 strand grey M
= 2 strands heather BAS or 1 strand heather M
= 2 strands off white BAS or 1 strand off white M
= 2 strands light grey BAS or 1 strand pearlgrey M

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