With A, ch 35. Being careful not to twist ch; join with sl st in first ch to form a ring.
Note: If you find it difficult to join the beg ch into a ring without twisting the ch, Rnd 1 can be worked as a row, then joined into a rnd, as follows: Leaving a long beg tail, ch 37, hdc in 3rd ch from hook and in each ch across; join with sl st in top of beginning ch - 35 hdc at the end of this rnd. Use yarn tail to sew gap at beginning closed. Proceed to Rnd 2.
Rnd 1: Ch 2, hdc in each ch around; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 35 hdc at the end of this rnd.
Rnd 2: Ch 2, hdc in each st around; join with a sl st in top of beg ch.
Rep Rnd 2 until piece measures about 9 in. (23 cm) from beg.
Fasten off, leaving a long yarn tail. Thread tail through sts of last rnd and pull to gather. Knot securely.
Set up Row: Hdc in 3rd ch from hook and in each ch across.
Row 1: Ch 2, turn, (turning ch does not count as a stitch in this row or in any of the following rows).
Hdc in each st across - 11 sts at the end of this row.
Repeat Row 1 until only a small amount of yarn remains.
Weave in ends.