DROPS Baby / 33 / 5

Tiny Elf by DROPS Design

Crocheted hat for baby in DROPS Merino Extra Fine. Piece is crocheted with stripes and pompoms. Size premature - 4 years

DROPS design: Pattern me-063-by
Yarn group B
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Size: (<0) 0/1 - 1/3 - 6/9 - 12/18 months (2 - 3/4) years
Fits head circumference in cm:
Approx. (28/32) 34/38 - 40/42 - 42/44 - 44/46 (48/50 - 50/52)
Materials:
DROPS MERINO EXTRA FINE from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group B)
(50) 50-50-50-50 (100-100) g colour 01, off white
(50) 50-50-50-50 (100-100) g colour 11, red

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ACCESSORIES FOR THE PIECE:

CROCHET TENSION:
14 half treble crochets in width and 12 rows vertically = 10 x 10 cm.

CROCHET HOOK:
DROPS CROCHET HOOK size 5 mm
Hook size is only a suggestion! If you have too many stitches on 10 cm switch to larger hook. If you have too few stitches on 10 cm switch to smaller hook.

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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.
EXPLANATION FOR THE PATTERN:

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CROCHET INFO:
Begin every round with 2 chain stitches (= 1 half treble crochet and replaces first half treble crochet on round). Finish every round with 1 slip stitch in 2nd chain stitch at beginning of round.

PATTERN: 
See diagram A.1.

COLOUR CHANGE.
When changing colour work as follows: Work last half treble crochet with first colour but wait with last yarn over and pull through, switch to next colour and work last yarn over and pull through, then continue working with the new colour. 

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START THE PIECE HERE:

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HAT - SHORT OVERVIEW OF THE PIECE:
Work in the round, bottom up. Sew hat together at the top and fasten 1 pompom in each side of hat.

HAT:
Work (44) 54-62-66-70 (75-79) chain stitches on hook size 5 mm with off white and form a ring with 1 slip stitch in first chain stitch. Work first round as follows: Work 2 chain stitches (= 1 half treble crochet), work 1 half treble crochet in each of the next (1) 1-4-3-2 (2-1) chain stitches, * skip 1 chain stitch, work 1 half treble crochet in each of the next 4 chain stitches *, work from *-* the entire round and finish with 1 slip stitch in 2nd chain stitch at beginning of round = (35) 43-50-53-56 (60-63) half treble crochets.
Work A.1 in the round – read CROCHET INFO and COLOUR CHANGE until piece measures approx. (17) 18-19-20-21 (22-23) cm – finish after one whole stripe vertically. Cut the yarn so that it is long enough to sew the hat together.

ASSEMBLY:
Place hat flat and sew together at the top. Fold the bottom 2½-3 cm of hat.

POMPOMS:
Make 2 compact pompoms in off white and red with a diameter of approx. 4 cm. Fasten pompoms in each end of seam at the top of hat.

Diagram

= half treble crochet, worked in off white
= half treble crochet, worked in red
= this round has already been worked, begin on next round

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