Lion Brand® Woolspun (old)
10 sc = 4" on size K hook. 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
|Dec 1 sc: Draw up a loop in each of next 2 sc, yarn over hook, draw yarn through all loops on hook.|
CROWN:Ch 5, join with sl st to form ring.
Rnd 1: Work 8 sc into ring. Mark for beg of rnd.
Rnd 2: Work 2 sc in each sc around -- 16 sc.
Rnd 3: *1 sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc; rep from * around -- 24 sc.
Rnd 4: *1 sc in each of next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc; rep from * around -- 32 sc.
Rnd 5: *1 sc in each of next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc; rep from * around -- 40 sc.
Rnd 6: *1 sc in each of next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc; rep from * around -- 48 sc.
Rnd 7: *1 sc in each of next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc; rep from * around -- 56 sc. Cont even in sc until 5½" from center top of crown. Fasten off.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across -- 4 sc. Ch 1, turn.
Row 2: Working through back loops only, sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn. Rep Row 2 until brim measures 22½" slightly stretched. Fasten off. Sew brim to edge of hat placing short seam at beg marker.
Attach yarn at seam with a sl st, ch 1, beginning the back of the right ear flap, sc in next sc, then sc in each of next 14 sc, turn. *Dec row: Sc in first sc, dec 1 sc in next 2 sc, sc in each sc to end of row. Rep dec row 11 more times -- 3 sc rem. Cont even in sc on rem 3 sc for 13" from bottom edge of brim. Fasten off.* Skip center back 4½". Join yarn in next sc with a sl st, ch 1, then beginning the back of the left ear flap, sc in next sc, then sc in each of next of next 14 sc, turn. Rep from * to * on right ear flap to complete left ear flap.