Lion Brand« Heartland
19 sts + 24 rows = about 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
2/2 RC (2 over 2 right cross) Slip 2 sts to cable needle and hold in back, k2, then k2 from cable needle.
ssk (slip, slip, knit) Slip next 2 sts as if to knit, one at a time, to right needle; insert left needle into fronts of these 2 sts and knit them tog – 1 st decreased.
Hat is worked back and forth in rows, then seamed.
Cast on 93 sts.
Rows 1 and 3 (WS): P1 *p4, k1, p1, k1; rep from * to last st, p1.
Row 2: K1, * k1, p1, k1, k4; rep from * to last st, k1.
Row 4: K1, *k1, p1, k1, 2/2 RC; rep from * to last st, k1.
Rows 5-40: Rep Rows 1-4.
Rows 41-43: Rep Rows 1-3.
Shape Crown (top of Hat)
Row 1 (Dec) (RS): K1, *p3tog, 2/2 RC; rep from * across to last st, k1 – 67 sts rem at the end of the row.
Row 2 and all WS rows: Purl.
Row 3: K1, *p1, k4; rep from * across to last st, k1.
Row 5 (Dec): K1, * p1, sl 2 sts to cable needle and hold in back, k2, k2tog from cable needle, rep from * to last st, k1 – 54 sts.
Row 7 (Dec): K1, *p1, ssk, k1; rep from * to last st, k1 – 41 sts.
Row 9 (Dec): K1, *p1, k2tog; rep from * to last st, k1 – 28 sts.
Row 11 (Dec): K1, *k2tog; rep from * to last st, k1 – 15 sts.
Row 13 (Dec): K1, *k2tog; rep from * across – 8 sts.
Row 14: Purl.
Cut yarn, leaving a long yarn tail. Thread tail through remaining sts and pull to gather. Knot securely.
Weave in ends.