DROPS Extra / 0-1428

Double Trouble by DROPS Design

Knitted hat for children in DROPS Merino Extra Fine. The piece is worked with Nordic pattern and tassel. Sizes 2 – 12 years. Theme: Christmas.

DROPS Design: Pattern no me-050-bn
Yarn group B

2 - 3/4 – 5/8 – 9/12 years
Fits head size: approx 48/50 – 50/52 – 52/54 – 54/56 cm = 19”/19 3/4” – 19 3/4”/20 1/2” – 20 1/2”/21 1/4” – 21 1/4”/22”
Length: 38 – 41 – 42 – 45 cm = 15” – 16 1/8” – 16 1/2” – 17 3/4”

DROPS MERINO EXTRA FINE from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group B)
100-100-100-100 g color 11, red
50-50-50-50 g color 01, off white
50-50-50-50 g color 05, light grey

22 stitches in width and 30 rows in height with stockinette stitch = 10 x 10 cm = 4” x 4”.

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE SIZE 3.5 MM = US 4: length 40 cm = 16” for stockinette stitch.
DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE SIZE 2.5 MM = US 1,5: length 40 cm = 16” for rib.
Needle size is only a guide. If you have too many stitches on 10 cm = 4”, change to a larger needle size. If you have too few stitches on 10 cm = 4”, change to a smaller needle size.

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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.



See diagrams A.1 to A.3.

DECREASE /INCREASE TIP (evenly spaced):
To work out how to decrease/increase evenly, count the total number of stitches on the needle (e.g. 104 stitches) and divide by the number of decreases/increases to be made (e.g. 8) = 13. In this example, knit each 12th and 13h stitch together when decreasing.
If you are increasing, make 1 yarn over after each 13th stitch. On the next round knit the yarn overs twisted to avoid holes.

Decrease 1 stitch on each side of the marker thread as follows: Work until there are 3 stitches left before the marker thread, slip 1 stitch as if to knit, knit 1 and pass the slipped stitch over the knitted stitch, knit 2 (the marker thread sits in the middle of these 2 stitches), knit 2 together.




The piece is worked in the round with circular needle, bottom up. Change to double pointed needles when necessary.

Cast on 104-112-112-120 stitches with circular needle size 2.5 mm = US 1,5 with light grey. Knit 1 round. Then work rib (= knit 2 / purl 2) for 3 cm = 1 1/8”. Change to circular needle size 3.5 mm = US 4. Knit 1 round where you decrease 8 stitches evenly on round in all sizes – read DECREASE/INCREASE TIP = 96-104-104-112 stitches. Work A.1 in the round (= 12-13-13-14 repeats of 8 stitches). On the round marked with an arrow, increase 0-1-1-2 stitches evenly = 96-105-105-114 stitches. REMEMBER THE KNITTING GAUGE! When A.1 has been completed, work A.2 in the round (= 32-35-35-38 repeats of 3 stitches). On the round marked with an arrow decrease 0-1-1-2 stitches evenly = 96-104-104-112 stitches. When A.2 has been completed, work A.3 in the round (= 12-13-13-14 repeats of 8 stitches). When A.3 has been completed, work stockinette stitch with red to finished length. Continue working until the piece measures 16-17-18-19 cm = 6 1/4”-6 3/4”-7”-7 1/2”. Insert 1 marker at the beginning of the round and insert 1 marker after 48-52-52-56 stitches (these markers mark the sides). On the next round decrease 1 stitch on each side of each marker – read DECREASE TIP (= 4 stitches decreased). Decrease like this every 3rd round a total of 23-25-25-27 times = 4 stitches on needle in all sizes. Cut the strand, pull it through the remaining stitches, pull tight and fasten well. The hat measures approx. 38-41-42-45 cm = 15”-16 1/8”-16 1/2”-17 3/4” from the top down.

1 tassel = Cut the desired number of strands of red (for example 30 pieces), each 20 cm in length. Then cut 1 red strand of approx. 23 cm = 9” to use to fasten the tassel with. Lay this strand across the middle of the other strands. Fold the 20 cm = 8” strands double and tie a new strand of red around the tassel (approx. 1½ cm = 1/2” from the top). Fasten the strands well and then sew the tassel to the top of the hat.


All measurements in charts are in cm.

= knit with light grey
= knit with off white
= knit with red
= increase/decrease round

Elisabeth Zwickl 20.12.2018 - 23:35:

Ich habe heute diese schöne Mütze als Weihnachtsgeschenk gestrickt. Wunderbare Anleitung.

Yulia 03.12.2018 - 12:04:

Vilken underbar ide med julkalender! Tack så jättemycket :-)

Manon 02.12.2018 - 19:48:

To download, try to "print" to create a PDF. If it works, you will be able to save it on your PC.

Pamela 02.12.2018 - 03:28:

I can’t figure out how to download the pattern, I don’t have a printer!

DROPS Design 03.12.2018 kl. 09:23:

Dear Pamela, our pattern can only be printed, but if you have no printer you can choose a virtual printer to save them as a .PDF file. Happy knitting!

Lu Widener 01.12.2018 - 19:43:

Absolutely beautiful! You offer the most inspirational designs!

Judy Laquidara 01.12.2018 - 19:03:

Very cute! Thank you so much!

GIna Wane 01.12.2018 - 17:26:

Tack sa mycket! Jatte fint. Miles de gracias. Exactamente el patron que estaba buscando por mi nieto! Det ar sa kul att vanta varje dag for en julklapp ifran Garn Studio. Tack, tack.

Janine 01.12.2018 - 14:40:

Gefällt mir sehr gut - danke

Linda 01.12.2018 - 12:27:

What an amazing start to the Advent calendar, thank you 🤶

Bea 01.12.2018 - 12:16:

Ein sehr schöner Beginn 😍 Ich mag die norwegermuster sehr gerne

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