Base Adjustable Ring

An alternative method of creating a base ring for working in the round, unlike methods of chaining then joining the chain and working the fist round into the chain ring, this method allows you to pull the ring tightly closed after working the first round so that there is no hole whatsoever at the center of the work.  Work the adjustable ring using the following steps:

Step 1:  Make a large loop with your yarn, leaving a 4" tail trailing from your loop.
Step 2:  With the hook, draw working yarn through the loop.
Step 3:  Ch 1.  You have now initiated the adjustable ring.
Step 4:  Follow the pattern instructions to determine how many stitches to work in the ring.
Step 5:  Once the first round of stitches is complete, pull the tail snugly to close the ring and create a perfect first round.