Lion Brand® Chunky USA
9 sc + 10 rows = 4" (10 cm). 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
|Single Crochet (ch # for desired sts, plus 1)|
Row 1 Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across.
Row 2 Ch 1, turn. Skip 1 st, sc across.
Repeat Row 2 for pattern.
Change colors by dropping color in use and picking up next color, carrying colors not in use loosely along side of work.
With A, ch 46.
Work 3 rows sc – 45 sts.
Work 3 rows B.
Change to C and work 3 rows.
Repeat last 9 rows. Fasten off.
Sew back seam, tucking carried yarn inside the seam. Divide top edge into 3 equal sections; bring centers of 3 sections together at top; and tack in place. Close 3 top seams with overcast st.
Tassel For each corner, work as follows: Cut a 12" strand of each color. Thread all 3 through hat at same point; fold strands in half, matching ends; and tie in overhand knot. Divide strands into 3 groups by color and braid to 1" from end. Tie in overhand knot, trim ends.
With A, ch 16. Work first 9 rows as for Hat, ending with C.
Enlarge last loop on hook, remove hook, turn work. Reach in with hook 1 st from the edge where A was left off (6 rows below) and pull up A loop. Continue to slip st along edge (1 st in) to enlarged C loop. With A loop still on hook, insert hook into C loop, pull C yarn to tighten loop. With A, yo and pull through both loops on hook. Work 3 rows in sc. Continue to work stripes of 3 rows sc, dropping and picking up colors as above. Complete 42 stripes. Cut yarns, weave in ends.