DROPS Extra / 0-1343

Joyous Break by DROPS Design

Knitted and felted bottle covers for Christmas in DROPS Eskimo.

DROPS design: Pattern no ee-580
Yarn group E or C + C
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Measurements:
Hat before felting: Circumference at the bottom: 38 cm Height: approx. 30 cm
Hat after felting: Circumference: approx. 30 cm Height: approx. 19 cm Materials:
DROPS ESKIMO from Garnstudio
100 g colour no 56, Christmas red
100 g colour no 46, medium grey
50 g colour no 53, light grey
50 g colour no 01, off white

Yarn is for 2 hats, one in each colour combination and beard for both hats.

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES SIZE 8 mm - or size needed to get 11 sts x 15 rows in stocking st = 10 x 10 cm.
After felting: 14 sts x 24 rows.
DROPS CROCHET HOOK SIZE 5 mm - for ch-spaces to fasten beard.
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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.
STRIPES:
Work * 1 round medium grey, 2 rounds Christmas red *, repeat from *-* until finished measurements.
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SANTA HAT:
Worked in the round.
Cast on 42 sts on double pointed needles size 8 mm with Christmas red. P 1 round. K 2 rounds. Now work in stocking st and STRIPES - see explanation above, AT THE SAME TIME when 4 rounds with stripes have been worked, work next round with Christmas red as follows: * K 2 tog, 1 YO *, repeat from *-* the entire round (on next round K all sts and YOs with Christmas red to make holes). REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION Continue with stripes, AT THE SAME TIME on next round with Christmas red dec 3 sts evenly = 39 sts. Repeat dec every 3rd round until 6 sts remain on round. Cut the yarn and pull it through the remaining sts, tighten tog and fasten. Hat measures approx. 30 cm.

LOOPS:
Work loops to fasten beard with in Christmas red on hook size 5 mm. Turn hat inside-out and work ch-space from inside of hat as follows: *Work 1 dc around the first/next 2 sts worked K tog in eyelet row, work 8 ch *, repeat from *-* the entire round and finish with 1 sl st in first dc = 21 loops. Fasten off.

Work another Santa hat but in opposite colours (medium grey with red stripes).

FELTING:
Thread a plastic bag through all ch-space inside hat to avoid the ch-spaces from felting tog. Thread in addition a small plastic bag through the top of hat (where sts where tightened tog) and tie a knot - it will make it easier to fasten a pompom at the top of hat after felting. Place the hat in the washing machine with a detergent without enzymes and optical bleach. Wash at 40 degrees with normal spin but no pre-wash. After wash shape the hat to the right size while still wet. At subsequent wash, wash the hat at regular wool programme.

BEARD:
Fasten fringes in ch-space inside hat after felting. 1 fringe = cut 4 lengths of 18 cm off white. Place them double and thread loop through ch-space. Pull ends through loop. Fasten 1 fringe in every other ch-space for 5 ch-spaces. Then cut beard in desired length and shape. To make the beard look nice soak it, squeeze the water out and leave to dry.

POMPOMS:
Make a dense pompom approx. 5 cm in diameter with off white for the red Santa hat with medium grey stripes and a pompom with Christmas red for Santa hat with red stripes. Fasten it to the top of the Santa hats.
Make 2 small and dense pompoms, 4 cm, with light grey and fasten a pompom on cast-on edge on each Santa hat for nose.

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