Lion Brand® Heartland Thick & Quick®
10 sts + 16 rnds = 4 in. (10 cm) in pattern. 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
K1b Knit 1 st in row below as follows: Insert needle through center of st one row below next st and knit, slipping st above off needle at the same time.
K1, p1 Rib worked in rnds (worked over a multiple of 2 sts)
Rnd 1: *K1, p1; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rep Rnd 1 for K1, p1 Rib worked in rnds.
Wide Rib worked in rnds (worked over a multiple of 4 sts)
Rnd 1: *K1 in row below, p3; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rnds 2-4: *K1, p3; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rep Rnds 1-4 for Wide Rib worked in rnds.
With circular needle, cast on 52 sts. Place marker for beg of rnd. Join by working the first st on the left hand needle with the working yarn from the right hand needle and being careful not to twist sts.
Rnds 1-6: Work in K1, p1 Rib worked in rnds.
Rnds 7-26: Work Rnds 1-4 of Wide Rib worked in rnds.
Rnd 27: Work Rnd 1 of Wide Rib.
Shape Crown (top of Hat)
Note: Change to double pointed needles as you work Rnd 28, dividing sts onto 4 needles as follows: 10 sts on each of 3 needles, 9 sts on 4th needle.
Rnd 28 (Decrease): *K1, p2tog, p1; rep from * around – 39 sts.
Rnds 29 and 30: *K1, p2; rep from * around.
Rnd 31: *K1 in row below, p2; rep from * around.
Rnd 32 (Decrease): *K1, p2tog; rep from * around – 26 sts.
Rnds 33 and 34: *K1, p1; rep from * around.
Rnd 35: *K1 in row below, p1; rep from * around.
Rnd 36 (Decrease): *K2tog; rep from * around – 13 sts.
Rnd 37: Knit.
Rnd 38 (Decrease): *K2tog; rep from * to last st, k1 – 7 sts.
Cut yarn, leaving a long yarn tail. Thread yarn tail through remaining sts and pull to gather. Knot securely.
Following package instructions, make a large pom-pom and tie to top of Hat.
Weave in ends.