Lion Brand® Lion® Cashmere Blend
17 sts + 24 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in k2, p2 Rib, slightly stretched. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size
specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be
sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what
the designer used, but is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person.
If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller
size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.
Making a Gauge Swatch
K2, p2 Rib (multiple of 4 sts + 2)
Row 1: *K2, p2; rep from *, end k2.
Row 2: K the knit sts and p the purl sts.
Rep Row 2 for k2, p2 Rib.
Cast on 86 sts. Work in k2, p2 Rib until Hat measures 7 in. (18 cm) from beginning, end with a WS row.
Next Row (RS): K2, *p1, k1; rep from * to last 4 sts, p2tog (decrease made), k2 – 85 sts at end of row.
Next Row (WS): P2, *k1, p1; rep from * to last 3 sts, k1, p2.
Next Row: K2, *p1, k1; rep from * to last 3 sts, p1, k2.
Next Row: P2 *k1, p1; rep from * to last 3 sts, k1, p2.
Rep last 2 rows 2 more times.
Row 1 (RS): K2, p2tog, k the knit sts and p the purl sts to last 4 sts, p2tog, k2 – 83 sts.
Rows 2-4: K the knit sts and p the purl sts.
Rows 5-80: Rep last 4 rows 19 times – 45 sts rem.
Row 81 (RS): K2, p2tog, k the knit sts and p the purl sts to last 4 sts, p2tog, k2 – 43 sts.
Row 82 (WS): K the knit sts and p the purl sts.
Rows 83-118: Rep Rows 81 and 82 – 7 sts. Cut yarn, leaving a long tail.
With large-eyed blunt needle, thread tail through rem sts and pull tightly to secure. Sew seam.
Follow package directions to make a large Pom Pom. Sew Pom Pom to point of Hat.
Weave in ends.