DROPS / 197 / 19

Hint of Heather Hat by DROPS Design

Knitted hat in DROPS Nord. Piece is knitted bottom up in garter stitch, mosaic pattern and opening for ponytail.

DROPS design: Pattern no-021
Yarn group A

Size: S/M - M/L - L/XL
Head circumference: approx. 54/56 - 56/58 - 58/60 cm
DROPS NORD from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group A)
50-50-50 g colour 03, pearl grey
50-50-50 g colour 13, old pink
50-50-50 g colour 01, off white


23 stitches in width and 45 rows vertically in garter stitch and mosaic pattern = 10 x 10 cm.

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE SIZE 3.5 mm: length of 60 cm or 80 cm for the garment in garter stitch and mosaic pattern.
DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE SIZE 3 mm – length of 60 cm or 80 cm for edges.
Needle size is only a suggestion! If you have too many stitches on 10 cm switch to larger needles. If you have too few stitches on 10 cm switch to smaller needles.


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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.


GARTER STITCH (back and forth):
1 ridge = knit 2 rows.

DECREASE TIP (evenly spaced):
All decreases are done from the right side!
To calculate how to decrease evenly on needle, use the total number of stitches on row (e.g. 110 stitches), minus edge stitches (e.g. 2 stitches) and divide the remaining stitches by number of decreases to be done (e.g. 12 stitches) = 9.
In this example decrease by knitting alternately every 8th and 9th stitch together. Do not decrease over edge stitches.

See diagram A.1 and read explanation for technique below.
Every row in diagram equals 2 rows. I.e. from right side work diagram from right to left and from wrong side work same row from left to right.

On all rows from right side hold yarn behind piece (i.e. on wrong side of piece) when slipping a stitch.
On all rows from wrong side hold yarn in front of piece (i.e. towards you and still on wrong side of piece) when slipping a stitch. Make sure that the yarn is not too tight on wrong side of piece.

To maintain control over pattern insert a marker between every pattern repetition with A.1B.

A.1A = start stitch from right side and end stitch from wrong side (stitch should be worked).
A.1B = 1 pattern repetition.
A.1C = end stitch from right side and start stitch from wrong side (stitch should be worked).

On the rows in one colour in diagram work 1 ridge back and forth over all stitches without slipping any stitches.

On first pattern row in A.1 that has an empty square in A.1A and A.1C (colour A – row marked with a star in A.1A), knit all stitches with colour A and slip all stitches with colour C.

On the other pattern rows with an empty square or a square with star in A.1A and A.1C (colour A or C), knit all stitches with colour A and slip all stitches with colour B.

On every pattern row that has a black square in A.1A and A.1C (colour B), knit all stitches with colour B and slip all stitches with colour A or C.




Worked back and forth on circular needle, bottom up. First work and edge at the bottom. Then work in mosaic pattern. It is important to follow the diagrams. Work the entire colour pattern in garter stitch but do not work pattern in regular garter stitch stitches. The colour pattern is formed by slipping the stitches as explained above. Read the entire explanation for mosaic pattern before working! Finish by working an edge at the top of hat before sewing the piece together mid back. Hat is open at the top to make room for a ponytail.

Cast on 110-116-122 stitches on circular needle size 3 mm with old pink. Work 1 ridge in GARTER STITCH - read explanation above. Then work as follows:
ROW 1 (= right side): Knit all stitches.
ROW 2 (= wrong side): Knit 1, * purl 1, knit 2 *, work from *-* until 2 stitches remain on row, purl 1 and finish with knit 1.
Repeat 1st and 2nd row until piece measures 2-2-3 cm from cast-on edge.
Switch to circular needle size 3.5 mm and work MOSAIC PATTERN - see explanation above. I.e. work A.1A over first stitch, repeat A.1B until 1 stitch remains on needle (= 18-19-20 repetitions of 6 stitches), finish with A.1C over last stitch. Continue pattern like this but remember that 1 row in diagram = 2 rows. REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION!
AT THE SAME TIME on every row marked with arrow in A.1B decrease evenly as explained below - read DECREASE TIP.
On row marked with arrow-1 decrease 12-10-12 stitches evenly = 98-106-110 stitches (there is now room for 24-26-27 repetitions of 4 stitches).
On row with arrow-2 decrease 24-26-24 stitches evenly = 74-80-86 stitches on needle.
A.1 is now done. Continue back and forth over all stitches with pearl grey until piece measures 15-16-17 cm. Switch to circular needle size 3 mm and work as follows:
ROW 1 (= right side): Knit all stitches.
ROW 2 (= wrong side): Knit 1, * purl 1, knit 2 *, work from *-* until 2 stitches remain on row, purl 1 and finish with knit 1.
Repeat rows 1 and 2 until the same number of rows has been worked as at the bottom edge on hat, i.e. approx 2-2-3 cm.
then work 2 ridges back and forth over all stitches AT THE SAME TIME decrease 24-26-28 stitches evenly on first row = 50-54-58 stitches. Loosely cast off with knit from right side. Piece measures approx. 18-19-21 cm from top and down.

Sew hat together mid back inside 1 edge stitch in garter stitch in each side.


= Colour A - off white
= Colour B - old pink
= Colour C, pearl grey
= First time colour A is shown in A.1, knit colour A (in A.1A, A.1B and A.1C) and slip colour C (in A.1B)
= increase row

Claire 24.07.2019 - 05:00:

Estoy tejiendo esta prenda y es hermosa, gracias

Carole 16.06.2019 - 18:57:

Bonjour Quand vous écrivez glisser les mailles, voulez vous dire juste les mettre sur l'autre côté sans les tricoter? Merci pour les infos

DROPS Design 17.06.2019 kl. 08:17:

Bonjour Carole, tout à fait, quand on glisse une maille, on la prend avec l'aiguille droite comme pour la tricoter à l'endroit et on la lâche de l'aiguille gauche, sans la tricoter. Veillez à ne pas oublier de bien positionner votre fil de pelote (derrière sur l'endroit et devant sur l'envers) pour qu'il passe bien sur l'envers derrière les mailles glissées. Bon tricot!

Elisabeth Anders 17.12.2018 - 17:44:

Mein Problem ist bei Zeile 13, an der ich verzweifle.Beginn mit 2 natur, dann 2 altrosa, die ja abgehoben werden sollen. Doch wie kann ich eine altrosa Masche abheben, wenn in der darunterliegenden Reihe keine altrosa Masche, sondern eine natur liegt???? Das gleiche Problem sehe ich der 13. Reihe. Oder bin ich einem Denkfehler unterlegen?

DROPS Design 19.12.2018 kl. 09:52:

Liebe Frau Anders, Diagram ist hier korrekt, Sie stricken nur die Maschen mit natur, die anderen werden einfach abgehoben - diese Maschen sind nicht im natur, nur damit Sie sie nicht stricken. 2 Reihe danach machen Sie genauso das gleiche. Viel Spaß beim stricken!

BriKe 15.11.2018 - 12:20:

In Reihe 12 Beginn altrosa und natur wird gehoben. Man kann aber keine 3 Hebemaschen hintereinander stricken!! Da scheint ein Fehler zu sein!! Oder wie soll das gestrickt werden???

DROPS Design 15.11.2018 kl. 14:32:

Liebe Frau Brike, bei der 12. Reihe werden Sie mit altrosa stricken und alle Maschen mit natur abheben - darauf nur achten Sie, dass der Faden auf der Rückseite nicht gespannt wird. Viel Spaß beim stricken!

Eva 14.11.2018 - 12:06:

Hej igen. Jeg kan slet ikke se nogen opskrift på huen under model nr 197-19. Derimod har jeg nu fundet den under model nr 197-18 nedenunder opskriften på jakken. Men opskriften burde vel også ligge på nr 197-19, som kun viser huen?

DROPS Design 14.11.2018 kl. 15:29:

Hej Eva, Så er opskriften lagt ud. God fornøjelse!

Eva 13.11.2018 - 15:54:

Hvor mange masker skal man slå op?

DROPS Design 13.11.2018 kl. 15:57:

Hej Eva, Du går ned i opskriften hvor der står HUE, Slå 110-116-122 masker op. Her vælger du det antal som passer til den størrelse du vil strikke. Hvis du vælger M/L så følger du det midterste tal igennem hele opskriften. God fornøjelse!

Ute Müller 07.11.2018 - 00:23:

Hallo an das tolle Team, kurze Frage, gibt es einen Tip / einfache Übersicht, wie ich dieses schöne Modell EINFARBIG stricken kann? danke und einen freundlichen Gruß aus Hessen, Ute

DROPS Design 07.11.2018 kl. 08:29:

Liebe Frau Müller, Sie können die Anleitung so folgen, aber anstatt Mosaikmuster und stricken Sie einfach krausrechts (dabei folgen Sie die Reihen im Diagram = 1 Reihe im Diagram = 2 gestrickte Reihe) - die Abnahmen wie beschrieben nicht vergessen (= beim Pfeil 1 und 2) - einige Reihe dazu stricken wenn nötig. Viel Spaß beim stricken!

Danyelle 12.08.2018 - 21:08:

Quand allez-vous publier le patron

Lena 06.07.2018 - 01:12:

Gorgeous!!! Please publish!!

Aka 01.07.2018 - 14:16:

Krásný rebarborový model!

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