Lion Brand® Wool-Ease®
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 it 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 + 2)
Row 1 (RS): *K2, p2; rep from * to last 2 sts, 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 piece 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, 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 at end of Row 80.
Next Row (RS): K2, p2tog, k the knit sts and p the purl sts to last 4 sts, p2tog, k2 – 43 sts.
Next Row: K the knit sts and p the purl sts.
Rep last 2 rows until 7 sts remain. Cut yarn, leaving a long tail.
Thread tail through rem sts and pull tightly to gather. Seam sides.
Follow package instructions to make a large pompom. Tie pompom to Hat.
Weave in ends.