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Knitted hat with flag in DROPS Merino Extra Fine. The piece is worked sideways with garter stitch and stripes.

DROPS Design: Pattern no me-147
Yarn group B
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SIZES:
S - M - L
Fits head circumference approx.: 54 - 56 - 58 cm = 21 1/4” – 22” – 22 3/4” (hat is elastic due to garter stitch)
Height (measured at the highest) approx.: 24-25-27 cm = 9 1/2”-9 3/4”-10 5/8”

MATERIALS:
DROPS MERINO EXTRA FINE from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group B)
50-100-100 g color 11, red
50-50-50 g color 20, dark blue
50-50-50 g color 01, off white

(You will need 10-12-14 g of yarn for parts 2 + 4 and approx. 25-30-35 g of yarn for part 3)

KNITTING GAUGE:
21 stitches in width and 42 rows in height with garter stitch = 10 x 10 cm = 4” x 4”.

NEEDLES:
DROPS NEEDLE SIZE 4 MM = US 6.
Needle size is only a guide. If you get too many stitches on 10 cm = 4”, change to a larger needle size. If you get 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.
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EXPLANATIONS FOR THE PATTERN:

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

DECREASE TIP:
Decrease 1 stitch in 2 different ways:
Decrease 1 stitch towards the right side of the piece: Knit 2 together.
Decrease 1 stitch towards the left side of the piece: Slip 1 stitch as if to knit, knit 1 and pass the slipped stitch over the knitted stitch.

INCREASE TIP:
Increase 1 stitch by making 1 yarn over; on the next row knit the yarn over twisted to avoid a hole.

INCREASE AND DECREASE ROWS:

ROW 1 (= right side):
Knit 2, increase 1 stitch – read INCREASE TIP!, knit until there are 4 stitches left on row, decrease 1 stitch towards the right – read DECREASE TIP! and knit 2. Remember each row from the wrong side is knitted.

ROW 2 (=right side):
Knit until there are 4 stitches left, decrease 1 stitch towards the right and knit 2.

ROW 3 (=right side):
Knit 2, decrease 1 stitch towards the left – read DECREASE TIP, knit until there are 2 stitches left, increase 1 stitch, knit 2.

ROW 4 (=right side):
Knit until there are 2 stitches left, increase 1 stitch and knit 2.

COLOR ALTERNATIVES:
The hat on the picture is worked in the color alternative for NORWAY as described here; if you wish you can use one of the color alternatives described below.
NORWAY: Color 1 = red, color 2 = off white and color 3 = dark blue.
ICELAND: Color 1 = dark blue, color 2 = off white and color 3 = red.
SWEDEN: Colors 1 and 3 = blue and color 2 = yellow.
DENMARK: Colors 1 and 3 = red and color 2 = off white.
FINLAND: Colors 1 and 3 = off white and color 2 = blue.
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START THE PIECE HERE:

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SKATING HAT - SHORT OVERVIEW OF THE PIECE:
The hat is worked sideways in one piece. All rows are knitted (= garter stitch).

SKATING HAT:
PART 1: Use color 1 – read COLOR ALTERNATIVES.
Cast on 38-40-42 stitches with needle size 4 mm = US 6 and Merino Extra Fine. Work 1 RIDGE – see description above. Then continue with garter stitch – AT THE SAME TIME as you increase/decrease on each row from the right side – read INCREASE AND DECREASE ROWS. All rows from the wrong side are knitted and are not described in the text. You can insert a marker on the right side if you wish, so that you can see which side to increase/decrease from.
Work the first row from the right side as follows:

Work ROW 1 – see description above, a total of 12-13-14 times. You should still have the same number of stitches on the needle and have worked a total of 13-14-15 ridges from the start.
REMEMBER THE KNITTING GAUGE!
Work ROW 2 – see description above, a total of 4-4-4 times. Now there are 34-36-38 stitches on the needle and you have worked a total of 17-18-19 ridges from the start.
Work ROW 3 – see description above, a total of 12-13-14 times. You should still have the same number of stitches on the needle and have worked a total of 29-31-33 ridges from the start.

PART 2:
Use color 2.
Work ROW 4 – see description above, a total of 4-4-4 times. Now there are 38-40-42 stitches on the needle. You have worked a total of 33-35-37 ridges from the start.

PART 3:
Use color 3.
Work ROW 1 a total of 6-8-8 times. You should still have the same number of stitches on the needle.
Work ROW 2 a total of 4-4-4 times. Now there are 34-36-38 stitches on the needle and a total of 43-47-49 ridges from the start. The piece measures approx. 21-22-23 cm = 8 1/4”-8 3/4”-9” (= mid front of hat).
Work ROW 4 a total of 4-4-4 times. Now there are 38-40-42 stitches on the needle. You have worked a total of 47-51-53 ridges from the start.
Work ROW 3 a total of 6-8-8 times. You should still have the same number of stitches on the needle.

PART 4:
Use color 2.
Work ROW 2 a total of 4-4-4 times. There are now 34-36-38 stitches on the needle and you have worked a total of 57-63-65 ridges from the start.

PART 5:
Use color 1.
Work ROW 1 a total of 12-13-14 times. You should still have the same number of stitches on the needle and have worked a total of 69-76-79 ridges from the start.
Work ROW 4 a total of 4-4-4 times. Now there are 38-40-42 stitches on the needle and a total of 73-80-83 ridges from the start.
Work ROW 3 a total of 12-13-14 times. You should still have the same number of stitches on the needle and have worked a total of 85-93-97 ridges from the start. Finish by working 1 ridge and bind off with knit on next row. You have worked a total of 86-94-98 ridges from the start and the piece measures approx. 42-44-46 cm = 16 1/2”-17 1/4”-18”.

ASSEMBLY:
Top of hat = the side which has 2 whole points and 2 half points. Opening = the side which has 3 whole points (the middle point goes down the forehead).
Sew the hat together edge to edge with small stitches as follows: Sew top of hat by sewing the first half point together with the first half of the first whole point. Then sew the second part of the first whole point together with the first half of the next whole point. Then sew the second half of the second whole point together with the last half point. To finish, sew the seam mid back (= bind-off and cast-on edges).

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