DROPS Baby / 31 / 7

Celestina Hat by DROPS Design

Knitted baby hat with cables and garter stitch. Sizes 1 month - 4 years. The piece is worked in DROPS BabyMerino.

Tags: bonnets, cable, hats,

DROPS Design: Pattern no bm-078-by
Yarn group A
Sizes: 1/3 - 6/9 - 12/18 months (2 - 3/4) years
Fits head size: 40/42 - 42/44 - 44/46 (48/50 - 50/52) cm = 15 3/4"/16 1/2" - 16 1/2"/17 1/4" - 17 1/4"/18" (19"/19 3/4" - 19 3/4"/20 1/2")
All measurement in chart are in cm
DROPS BABYMERINO from Garnstudio (belongs to Yarn group A)
50-50-50 (50-50) g colour 11, ice blue

The piece can also be knitted with yarn from:
"Alternative yarn (Yarn group A)" – see link below.

DROPS NEEDLES SIZE 2.5 MM - US 1.5 – or the size needed to get 26 stitches and 34 rows stocking stitch on 10 cm/4" in width and 10 cm/4" in height.

DROPS CABLE NEEDLE – for cables.

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Pattern instructions

NOTE: This pattern is written in American English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from inches to cm - click here. There are different terms for crocheting in American and British English. If this pattern includes crochet, click for "crochet terms" here. For this pattern in British English, please click here.

RIDGE/GARTER STITCH (worked back and forth):
1 ridge = Knit 2 rows.

See diagrams A.1 to A.5. Choose diagram for your size.

The piece is worked back and forth from mid back and is sewn
together mid back to finish. Cast on 123-129- 135 (141-147)
stitches (including 1 edge stitch in each side) with needle size 2.5
mm and BabyMerino. Work 4 RIDGES – see description above.
Then work the next row from right side as follows: Work 1 edge
stitch in garter stitch, knit 1, A.1 (= 1 stitch) (= 1 stitch increased), *
A.2 over the next 21-22- 23 (24-25) stitches, A.3 over the next 3
stitches (= 2 stitches decreased), A.4 over the next 21-22- 23 (24-
25) stitches, A.5 over the next 2 stitches (= 1 stitch increased) *,
A.1 over the next stitch, 9-10- 11 (12-13) stitches in garter stitch,
A.3 over the next 3 stitches (= 2 stitches decreased) (= mid front
of hat), 9-10- 11 (12-13) stitches in garter stitch, A.5 over the next
2 stitches, A.1 over the next stitch (= 1 stitch increased), work
from *-* 1 more time, finish with 1 edge stitch in garter stitch.
Then work next row from wrong side as follows:
Work 1 edge stitch in garter stitch, *A.5 over 3 stitches, A.4 over
20-21- 22 (23-24) stitches (i.e. skip last square in diagram, this
stich in A.4 has been decreased in A.3), A.3 over 3 stitches, skip
1st square in diagram A.2, and work the remaining stitches in A.2

over 20-21- 22 (23-24) stitches *, A.1 over 2 stitches, A.5 over 3
stitches, 8-9-10 (11-12) stitches in garter stitch (i.e. the stitches in
garter stitch are decreased in A.3), A.3 over 3 stitches, 8-9- 10 (11-
12) stitches in garter stitch (i.e. one stitch in garter stitch has been
decreased in A.3), A.1 over 2 stitches, work from *-* 1 more time,
A.1 over 2 stitches, purl 1 stitch and finish with 1 stitch in garter
I.e. There will be 1 stitch less in each A.2 and A.4 (i.e. skip 1
square in the diagram for every 2nd row of diagram A.2 and A.4)
and 1 stitch less in garter stitch in mid front on each side of A.3 on
every 2nd row because of the decrease in A.3.
Continue the pattern like this, i.e. decrease 1 stitch on each side
of each A.3 on every row from the right side (= 6 stitches decreased), and increase 1 stitch in each of A.1 and A.5 (= 6 stitches increased). In other words, the number of stitches stays the same, you increase and decrease the same number of stitches, but the ridges mid front and the patterns in A.2 and A.4 are will disappear. Continue with knit over knit, purl over purl, garter stitch over garter stitch and cable over cable. REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION! When A.1 and A.5 have been worked 1 time in height, continue with knit over knit and garter stitch over garter stitch over these stitches, i.e. do not increase any more. When you do not have enough stitches for the cables, do not work cables; the remaining stitches here are worked in stocking stitch Continue the pattern as before over the remaining stitches, i.e. decrease 6 stitches every 2nd round (= 2 stitches by each A.3), until there are 21 stitches left on the needle. The piece measures approx. 16-16-17 (17-18) cm = 6 1/4”- 6 1/4”-6 3/4” (6 3/4”-7”) from the bottom tip of the first and last A.3 (= ear flaps).
The next row is worked as follows from the right side: Knit 1, knit 2 together, 15 stitches pattern as before, knit 2 together, knit 1 = 19 stitches.
Decrease like this in each side every row (from the wrong side purl together the 2 stitches before and after the edge stitches) until there are 5 stitches left on the needle. Cut the yarn and pull the end through the remaining stitches and tighten. 

Sew the hat together mid back inside the 1 edge stitch. 
The middle tip of the 3 whole tips (= A.3) on the cast-on edge goes down onto the forehead mid front.

Cast on 4 stitches with needle size 2.5 mm. Work as follows: * Knit 1, move the strand to front of piece (towards you), slip 1 stitch as if to purl, move the strand to back of piece again (away from you) *, work from *-* 1 more time and then continue in the same way on all rows to finished length. 
You have now worked a round cord. Cast off when the cord measures approx. 20-22-24 (26-28) cm = 8”-8 3/4”-9 1/2” (10 1/4”-11”). Work 1 more cord in the same way. Sew the cords to the bottom tip of each ear-flap in each side.

For body see DROPS number 31-6.

This pattern has been corrected. .

Parts of the instructions have been re-written to further clarify the pattern
Updated online: 04.05.2018


All measurements in charts are in cm.

= Knit from right side, purl from wrong side
= purl from right side, knit from wrong side
= no stitch due to dec on previous round, proceed to next symbol
= between 2 stitches make 1 yarn over
= between 2 stitches make 1 yarn over, the yarn over is worked twisted on the next row to avoid a hole
= slip 1 stitch as if to knit, knit 2, pass the slipped stitch over
= Place 2 stitches on a cable needle in front of the piece, knit 2, knit 2 from the cable needle
= Place 2 stitches on a cable needle at the back of the piece, knit 2, knit 2 from the cable needle
= slip 2 stitches as if to knit, knit 1, pass the slipped stitches over

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Tiina 06.12.2018 - 21:15:

Mallin kuviopiirrokset A1-A5 puuttuvat. Saisiko ne pikaisesti näkyviin, kiitos.

Birthe Tronsgaard Jensen 26.11.2018 - 15:10:

Hvor skal jeg så strikke den ekstra maske som ikke er indtegnet i diagrammet?

DROPS Design 03.12.2018 kl. 08:59:

Hei Birthe. Det er som sagt 22 masker tegnet inn i diagrammet. Hvis du sikter til den sorte ruten på omgang 4 så er dette fordi du felte 1 maske på omgang 3, slik at det nå kun er 21 masker i A.2. Dette øker til 22 masker igjen på 4 omgang ved å lage 1 kast. Men den sorte ruten hoppes bare over. God fornøyelse.

Teija Niemi 25.11.2018 - 08:52:

Mistä löydän ruutupiirrokset A.1-A.5?

Birthe Tronsgaard Jensen 24.11.2018 - 21:41:

Efter retstrikning skal man følge A2 over 22 masker, men i flg, diagrammmet er der kun 21 masker ... kan det passe ?

DROPS Design 26.11.2018 kl. 10:53:

Hei Birthe. Jeg regner med du strikker størrelse 6/9 mnd siden du skal strikke A.2 over 22 masker. Det er 22 masker i A.2 for denne størrelsen - det er 21 masker i A.2 for størrelse 1/3 mnd, og A.2 skal da også strikkes over 21 masker. God fornøyelse.

Kirsten 17.11.2018 - 19:48:

Hvor kan man se hvor mange gange du skal strikke a3 i diagrammer

DROPS Design 19.11.2018 kl. 12:05:

Hei Kirsten. Du gjentar A.3 oppover til du har 21 masker igjen på pinnen. Da måler arbeidet ca 16-16-17 (17-18) cm fra nederste spiss ved første og siste A.3 (= øreklaff). God fornøyelse.

Halina 05.11.2018 - 09:44:

Dzień dobry.\r\nMam pytanie: co oznaczają następujące zdania:\r\n *A.2 ponad 21-22-23 (24-25) następnymi oczkami, A.3 ponad 3 następnymi oczkami (= 2 zamknięte oczka), A.4 ponad 21-22-23 (24-25) .\r\nPozdrawiam.\r\nHalina

Halina 01.11.2018 - 03:36:

Chciałabym wykonać czapeczkę dla wnuczki (obwód głowy 42/44) ze wzorem przedstawionym na powyższej fotografii, jednak odczytanie schematu wzoru fantazyjnego nastręcza trudności nie do pokonania.\r\nCzy mogłabym prosić o bardziej przystępne objaśnienie wykonywania kolejnych rzędów?

Outi 07.10.2018 - 19:13:

Ne mallikuviot puuttuu...

Marjo Immonen 14.09.2018 - 23:27: https://www.garnstud ...

Voisinko saada ohjeeseen kuuluvat mallipiirrokset. Ne puuttuvat ohjeesta.

Emma 03.09.2018 - 07:33:

Jeg har strikket pind nr 1 og 2 i følge diagrammet, men jeg forstår ikke helt forklaringen derefter. Der står som om, at der kun tages ind på mønsteret og retstrikket, hver gang man strikker fra ret siden. Men forklaringen af vrangsiden fortæller at der også vil blive én maske mindre både på A.2, A.4 og i retstrikket. Så hvis jeg både tager ind på retsiden og på vrangsiden, så forsvinder mønsteret ret hurtigt. Så jeg forstår ikke helt hvordan det skal gøres?

DROPS Design 04.09.2018 kl. 08:55:

Hej Emma, Du tager 2 m ind når du strikker A3 fra retsiden. Når du strikker fra vrangen har du 2 masker mindre (for hver A3). Men da du altid skal have 3 masker i A3, så bliver der 1 maske mindre på hver side af A3 mod midt foran samt i A4 og A2 for hver gang du har strikket 1 pind fra retsiden. Samtidigt som der tages 1 maske ud for hver gang du strikker A1 og A5 fra retsiden. Det vil sige at det totale antal masker forbliver det samme. God fornøjelse!

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