Garden Girl by DROPS Design

Crocheted hat in DROPS Bomull-Lin or DROPS Paris. Piece is crocheted top down with double crochets.

Keywords: hats, headwear, summer hats
DROPS design: Pattern no L-154
Yarn group C or A + A
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SIZE:
S/M - M/L
Head circumference: 54/56 – 56/58 cm

MATERIALS:
DROPS BOMULL-LIN from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group C)
150-150 g colour 05, brown
Or use:
DROPS PARIS from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group C)
150-200 g colour 44, brown

CROCHET TENSION:
16 double crochets in width and 18 rows vertically = 10 x 10 cm.

CROCHET HOOK:
DROPS CROCHET HOOK SIZE 4.5 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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Alternative Yarn – See how to change yarns here
Yarn Groups A to F – Use the same pattern and change the yarn here
Yarn usage using an alternative yarn – Use our yarn converter here

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Pattern instructions

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EXPLANATION FOR THE PATTERN:

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CROCHET INFORMATION:
At beginning of every round with double crochet work 1 chain stitch, this chain stitch does not replace 1st double crochet. Finish round with 1 slip stitch in first double crochet on round

INCREASE/DECREASE TIP (evenly):
To calculate how to increase/decrease evenly, use the total number of stitches on row (e.g. 84 stitches) , and divide stitches by number of increases/decreases to be done (e.g. 4) = 21. 
In this example increase by working 2 double crochets in every 21st stitch.
If decrease is done work every 20th and 21st double crochet together as follows: * Insert hook in next stitch, get yarn *, work from *-* 2 times in total, make 1 yarn over and pull yarn through all 3 loops on hook (= 1 stitch decreased).

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START THE PIECE HERE:

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HAT:
The piece is worked top down.

Work 4 chain stitches on hook size 4.5 mm with Bomull-Lin or Paris and form a ring with 1 slip stitch in first chain stitch worked on round.
ROUND 1: Work 6 double crochets in ring – READ CROCHET INFORMATION.
ROUND 2: Work 2 double crochets in every double crochet = 12 double crochets.
ROUND 3: * 1 double crochet in first double crochet, 2 double crochets in next double crochet *, work from *-* the entire round = 18 double crochets.
ROUND 4: * 1 double crochet in each of the first 2 double crochets, 2 double crochets in next double crochet *, work from *-* the entire round = 24 double crochets.
ROUND 5: * 1 double crochet in the first 3 double crochets, 2 double crochets in next double crochet *, work from *-* the entire round = 30 double crochets.
ROUND 6: * 1 double crochet in the first 4 double crochets, 2 double crochets in next double crochet *, work from *-* the entire round = 36 double crochets.
REMEMBER THE CROCHET TENSION!
ROUNDS 7-14: Work double crochets and continue increase the same way. I.e. there is 1 more stitch between increases for every round worked. When 14th round has been worked, there are 84 double crochets on round.
Increase in size S/M is now done. Then work as explained below.
In size M/L work 1 more round with increase the same way (= 6 stitches increased) = 90 stitches.

BOTH SIZES:
Work 1 double crochet in every double crochet the entire round until piece measures 18-19 cm from the top.

BRIM:
ROUND 1: Work 1 round with double crochets where number of stitches is adjusted to 88 stitches in both sizes - read INCREASE/DECREASE TIP. I.e. In size S/M increase 4 stitches and in size M/L decrease 2 stitches.
ROUND 2: Work* 1 double crochet in the first 10 double crochets, 2 double crochets in next stitch *, work from *-* the entire round = 96 double crochets.
ROUND 3: Work 1 double crochet in every double crochet.
ROUND 4: Work* 1 double crochet in the first 11 double crochets, 2 double crochets in next stitch *, work from *-* the entire round = 104 double crochets.
ROUNDS 5-12: Work double crochets and continue increase on every other round, so get 1 more stitch between increases for every increase. When 12th round has been worked, there are 136 double crochets on round.
ROUND 13: Work 1 double crochet in every double crochet.

Turn piece and work an edge from wrong side around the brim with reverse double crochet (= reverse double crochet = work double crochets from left to right). Fasten off.

TIE AND LOOPS:
Work chain stitches with Bomull-Lin or Paris on hook size 4.5 mm until chain row measures approx. 150 cm. Make a knot in each end and fasten the strand. Place the tie 2 times around the hat and make a knot.
Now work 2 loops that the tie runs through. Work chain stitches with Bomull-Lin or Paris on hook size 4,5 until the chain row measures approx. 2 cm. Cut the strand, leaving a strand in each end to fasten the loop with. Work another loop the same way. Place the loops on each side of the back of the hat so that they are approx. 14 cm apart. They should be placed vertically over the tie so that they hold the tie in place. Fasten the strands on each end of the loop on the inside of the hat.

Do you need help with this pattern?

Thank you for choosing a DROPS Design pattern. We take pride in providing patterns that are correct and easy to understand. All patterns are translated from Norwegian and you can always check the original pattern (DROPS 209-8) for measurements and calculations.

Are you having trouble following the pattern? See below for a list of resources to help you finish your project in no time - or why not, learn something new.

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Are you having trouble following the pattern? See below for a list of resources to help you finish your project in no time - or why not, learn something new.

We have also step-by-step guides for different techniques which you'll find here.

1) Why is the knitting/crochet tension so important?

Knitting tension is what determines the final measurements of your work, and is usually measured per 10 x 10 cm. It is provided like so: number of stitches in width x number of rows in height - eg: 19 stitches x 26 rows = 10 x 10 cm.

The knitting tension is very individual; some people knit/crochet loosely while others work tightly. You adjust the knitting tension with the needle size, which is why the suggested needle size only serve as a guide! You need to adjust this (up or down) to ensure that YOUR knitting tension matches the knitting tension provided in the pattern. If you work with a different knitting tension than provided you will have a different yarn consumption, and your work will have different measurements than what the pattern suggests.

The knitting tension also determines which yarns can replace each other. As long as you achieve the same knitting tension you can replace one yarn with another.

See DROPS lesson: How to measure your tension/gauge

See DROPS video: How to make a gauge tension swatch

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2) What are the yarn groups?

All our yarns are categorised into yarn groups (from A to F) according to thickness and knitting tension – group A contains the thinnest yarns and group F the thickest. This makes it easier for you to find alternative yarns to our patterns, should you wish to switch yarn. All yarns within the same group have a similar knitting tension and can easily replace each other. However, different yarn qualities have different structures and properties which will give the finished work a unique look and feel.

Click here for an overview of the yarns in each yarn group

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3) Can I use a different yarn than what the pattern suggests?

The important thing when changing from one yarn to another is that the knitting/crochet tension remains the same. This is so that the measurements of the finished piece will be the same as on the sketch provided. It is easier to achieve the same knitting tension using yarns from the same yarn group. It is also possible to work with multiple strands of a thinner yarn to achieve the knitting tension of a thicker one. Please try our yarn converter. We recommend you to always work a test swatch.

Please NOTE: when changing yarn the garment might have a different look and feel to the garment in the photo, due to individual properties and qualities of each yarn.

See DROPS lesson: Can I use a different yarn than the one mentioned in the pattern?

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4) How do I use the yarn converter?

At the top of all our patterns you’ll find a link to our yarn converter, which is a helpful tool should you wish to use a different yarn than suggested. By filling in the yarn quality you wish to replace, the amount (in your size) and number of strands, the converter will present good alternative yarns with the same knitting tension. Additionally it will tell you how much you’ll require in the new qualities and whether you’ll need to work with multiple strands. Most skeins are 50g (some are 25g or 100g).

If the pattern is worked with multiple colours, every colour will have to be converted separately. Similarly, if the pattern is worked with several strands of different yarns (for example 1 strand Alpaca and 1 strand Kid-Silk) you will have to find alternatives for each, individually.

Click here to see our yarn converter

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5) Why do I get the wrong knitting tension with the suggested needle size?

The needle size provided in the pattern serves only as a guide, the important thing is to follow the knitting tension. And since knitting tension is very individual, you will have to adjust the needle size to ensure that YOUR tension is the same as in the pattern – maybe you’ll have to adjust 1, or even 2 needle sizes, up or down to achieve the correct tension. For this, we recommend that you work test swatches.

Should you work with a different knitting tension than the one provided, the measurements of the finished garment might deviate from the measurement sketch.

See DROPS lesson: How to measure your tension/gauge

See DROPS video: How to make a gauge tension swatch

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6) Why is the pattern worked top-down?

Working a garment top-down provides more flexibility and room for personal adjustment. For example it is easier to try the garment on while working, as well as making adjustments to length of yoke and shoulder caps.

The instructions are carefully explaining every step, in the correct order. Diagrams are adjusted to the knitting direction and are worked as usual.

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7) Why are the sleeves shorter in larger sizes?

The total width of the garment (from wrist-to-wrist) will be larger in the larger sizes, despite the actual sleeves being shorter. The larger sizes have longer sleeve caps and wider shoulders, so there will be a good fit in all sizes.

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8) What is a repeat?

Diagrams are often repeated on the round or in height. 1 repeat is the diagram the way it appears in the pattern. If it says to work 5 repeats of A.1 in the round, then you work A.1 a total of 5 times after/next to each other in the round. If it says to work 2 repeats of A.1 vertically/in height you work the entire diagram once, then begin again at the start and work the entire diagram one more time.

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9) How do I work according to a knitting diagram?

The diagram depicts all rows/rounds, and every stitch seen from the right side. It is read from bottom to top, from right to left. 1 square = 1 stitch.

When working back and forth, every other row is worked from the right side and every other row is worked from the wrong side. When working from the wrong side, the diagram will have to be worked reversed: from left to right, knit stitches are purled, purl stitches are knit etc.

When working in the round every round is worked from the right side and the diagram are worked from right to left on all rounds.

See DROPS lesson: How to read knitting diagrams

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10) How do I work according to a crochet diagram?

The diagram depicts all rows/rounds, and every stitch seen from the right side. It is worked from bottom to top, from right to left.

When working back and forth every other row is worked from the right side: from right to left and every other row is worked from the wrong side: from left to right.

When working in the round, every row in the diagram are worked from the right side, from right to left.

When working a circular diagram you start in the middle and work your way outwards, counter clockwise, row by row.

The rows usually start with a given number of chain stitches (equivalent to the height of the following stitch), this will either be depicted in the diagram or explained in the pattern.

See DROPS lesson: How to read crochet diagrams

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11) How do I work several diagrams simultaneously on the same row/round?

Instructions for working several diagrams after each other on the same row/round, will often be written like so: “work A.1, A.2, A.3 a total of 0-0-2-3-4 times". This means you work A.1 once, then A.2 is worked once, and A.3 is repeated (in width) the number of times provided for your size – in this case like so: S = 0 times, M = 0 times, L=2 times, XL= 3 times and XXL = 4 times.

The diagrams are worked as usual: begin with the first row in A.1, then work the first row in A.2 etc.

See DROPS lesson: How to read knitting diagrams

See DROPS lesson: How to read crochet diagrams

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12) Why does the piece start with more chain stitches than it’s worked with?

Chain stitches are slightly narrower than other stitches and to avoid working the cast-on edge too tight, we simply chain more stitches to begin with. The stitch count will be adjusted on the following row to fit the pattern and measurement sketch.

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13) Why increase before the rib edge when the piece is worked top-down?

The rib edge is more elastic and will contract slightly compared to, for example, stocking stitch. By increasing before the rib edge, you avoid a visible difference in width between the rib edge and the rest of the body.

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14) Why increase in the cast-off edge?

It’s very easy to cast off too tightly, and by making yarn overs while casting off (and simultaneously casting these off) you avoid a too tight cast off edge.

See DROPS video: How to bind off with yarn overs (yo)

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15) How do I increase/decrease on every 3rd and 4th row/round alternately?

To achieve an even increase (or decrease) you can increase on, for example: every 3rd and 4th row alternately, like so: work 2 rows and increase on the 3rd row, work 3 rows and increase on the 4th. Repeat this until the increase is complete.

See DROPS lesson: Increase or decrease 1 st on every 3rd and 4th row alternately

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16) Why is the pattern slightly different than what I see in the photo?

Pattern repeats can vary slightly in the different sizes, in order to get the correct proportions. If you’re not working the exact same size as the garment in the photo, yours might deviate slightly. This has been carefully developed and adjusted so that the complete impression of the garment is the same in all sizes.

Make sure to follow instructions and diagrams for your size!

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17) How can I work a jacket in the round instead of back and forth?

Should you prefer to work in the round instead of back and forth, you may of course adjust the pattern. You’ll need to add steeks mid-front (usually 5 stitches), and follow the instructions. When you would normally turn and work from the wrong side, simply work across the steek and continue in the round. At the end you’ll cut the piece open, pick up stitches to work bands, and cover the cut edges.

See DROPS video: How to knit steeks and cut open

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18) Can I work a jumper back and forth instead of in the round?

Should you prefer to work back and forth instead of in the round, you may of course adjust the pattern so you work the pieces separately and then assemble them at the end. Divide the stitches for the body in 2, add 1 edge stitch in each side (for sewing) and work the front and back pieces separately.

See DROPS lesson: Can I adapt a pattern for circular needles into straight needles?

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19) Why do you show discontinued yarns in the patterns?

Since different yarns have different qualities and textures we have chosen to keep the original yarn in our patterns. However, you can easily find options among our available qualities by using our yarn converter, or simply pick a yarn from the same yarn group.

It is possible that some retailers still have discontinued yarns in stock, or that someone has a few skeins at home that they would like to find patterns for.

The yarn converter will provide both alternative yarn as well as required amount in the new quality.

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20) How do I make a women’s size garment into a men’s size one?

If you have found a pattern you like which is available in women’s size it’s not very difficult to convert it to men’s size. The biggest difference will be the length of sleeves and body. Start working on the women size that you think would fit across the chest. The additional length will be worked right before you cast off for the armhole/sleeve cap. If the pattern is worked top-down you can add the length right after the armhole or before the first decrease on sleeve.

Regarding additional yarn amount, this will depend on how much length you add, but it is better with a skein too many than too few.

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21) How do I prevent a hairy garment from shedding?

All yarns will have excess fibres (from production) that might come off as lint or shedding. Brushed yarns (ie hairier yarns) have more of these loose, excess fibres, causing more shedding.

Shedding also depends on what is worn under or over the garment, and whether this pulls at the yarn fibres. It’s therefore not possible to guarantee that there will be no shedding

Below are some tips on how to get the best result when working with hairier yarns:

1. When the garment is finished (before you wash it) shake it vigorously so the looser hairs come off. NOTE: do NOT use a lint roller, brush or any method that pulls at the yarn.

2. Place the garment in a plastic bag and put it in your freezer - the temperature will cause the fibres to become less attached to each other, and excess fibres will come off easier.

3. Leave in the freezer for a few hours before taking it out and shaking it again.

4. Wash the garment according to the instructions on the yarn label.

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22) Where on the garment is the length measured?

The measurement sketch/schematic drawing provides information regarding the full length of the garment. If it’s a jumper or a jacket the length is measured from the highest point on the shoulder closest to the neckline, and straight down to the bottom of the garment. It is NOT measured from the tip of shoulder. Similarly, the length of yoke is measured from the highest point on the shoulder and down to where yoke is split into body and sleeves.

On a jacket measures are never taken along bands, unless specifically stated. Always measure inside band stitches when measuring the length.

See DROPS lesson: How to read a schematic drawing

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23) How do I know how many balls of yarn I need?

The required amount of yarn is provided in grams, eg: 450 g. To calculate how many balls you’ll need you first need to know how many grams are in 1 ball (25g, 50g or 100g). This information is available if you click on the individual yarn quality on our pages. Divide the amount required with the amount of each ball. For example, if each ball is 50g (the most common amount), the calculation will be as follows: 450 / 50 = 9 balls.

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Comments / Questions (17)

country flag Mervi wrote:

Ohje lenkeistä on aivan käsittämätön minulle. Olen lukenut sen kymmeniä kertoja enkä vain ymmärrä. Kiinnitin lenkit omalla tavallani.

13.07.2022 - 19:32

country flag Mascha wrote:

90 Maschen sind etwa 55 cm - ist das nicht zu eng für Größe 56/58?

11.05.2022 - 00:13

DROPS Design answered:

Liebe Mascha, damit der Hut schön auf dem Kopf sitzt, muss er etwas küzer als der Kopfumgang sein. Viel Spaß beim häkeln!

11.05.2022 kl. 08:39

country flag Mascha wrote:

Der Hut gefällt mir! :-) Morgen fange ich mit Häkeln an. :-) Sehe ich es richtig, dass die Enden der Kordel nachher lose herunterhängen?

08.05.2022 - 22:14

DROPS Design answered:

Liebe Mascha, ja genau, so ist es auch richtig. Viel Spaß beim häkeln!

09.05.2022 kl. 08:38

country flag Sonia Mursia wrote:

Buona sera ho difficolta' ad aumentare il bordo del cappello dal 6 giro ,potreste dirmi come fare quando scrivete GIRI 5-12: Lavorare a maglie basse e proseguire aumentando ogni 2 giri, lavorando ogni volta 1 maglia in più tra gli aumenti.

18.11.2021 - 17:59

DROPS Design answered:

Buongiorno Sonia, in quei giri deve lavorare una maglia in più prima prima di lavorare gli aumenti, rispetto ai giri precedenti, perciò al 5° giro deve lavorare 1 maglia bassa nella prime 12 maglie e poi lavorare gli aumenti. Buon lavoro!

20.11.2021 kl. 11:50

country flag Maria wrote:

Quando deve misurare il cappello dall'inizio per fare gli avmenti del bordo e come aumentare?

30.09.2021 - 19:44

DROPS Design answered:

Buonasera Maria, gli aumenti iniziano sul 2° giro: a quale punto del lavoro sta facendo riferimento? Buon lavoro!

07.10.2021 kl. 00:18

country flag Lotta wrote:

Förstår inte hur man skall sätta dit snodd och öglorna

10.04.2021 - 09:52

DROPS Design answered:

Hej Lotta, du kanske kan titta på en video med öglor: ögla

12.04.2021 kl. 14:39

country flag Laura wrote:

Mijn vorige reactie was eigenlijk een vraag. Inmiddels ben ik bezig met mijn 2e xl versie op de manier die ik had beschreven. Ze worden geweldig! Ik meerder tm 152 steken, dus 4 extra touren. Blij dat het een simpele aanpassing was, maar zou het kunnen om bij andere modellen vaker rekening te houden met xl maten? Ik ben vast niet de enige met een groot hoofd. 😉 Vr gr Laura

25.09.2020 - 10:06

DROPS Design answered:

Dag Laura,

Bedankt voor je feedback, we hebben deze opmerking naar mijn weten niet eerder gehad, maar goed dat je het doorgeeft, zodat we er mogelijk iets mee kunnen doen.

19.11.2020 kl. 00:17

country flag Laura wrote:

Ivm dat ik een xl hoofd heb, zou het kunnen dat ik een tour extra meerder? Dan heb ik 96 steken. Dan hoef ik bij 19 cm niet te meerderen of minderen tot 88, maar dat sla ik over en ook tour2 van de rand, begin met tour 3= 1op1 96 steken... dan het schema aanhouden en 4 touren ofzo toevoegen tm 152 of misschien tm 160 met 6 extra touren om de rand groot genoeg te krijgen? Wat denken jullie ervan? Mijn omtrek schedel is dus 61 cm....

12.09.2020 - 11:49

country flag Nataliya wrote:

Brim 12round=126sc

01.09.2020 - 10:08

DROPS Design answered:

Dear Nataliya, you increase 8 sts on every other round ie Round 6 = 112 sts, Round 8 = 120 sts Round 10 = 128, round 12 = 136 sts. Happy crocheting!

01.09.2020 kl. 13:31

country flag Yolanda wrote:

Lo he vuelto a hacer con un gancho de 3 mm, tengo 56 cm de circunferencia de cabeza. Ha quedado perfecto , igual que en la imagen.

13.07.2020 - 00:11

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