|Ignore the face, please. I'd been up since 4:30 am and had just spend 14 hours either on a boat or in a car.|
Overall, I'm happy with the hat but really did not like the way the pattern did the decreases. I did not understand the directions well and they made no mention of what you are supposed to do with the cable stitches (decrease them away?) which made it difficult to knit the hat with a modified stitch count. I ended up decreasing after the hat measured 6 inches, then decreased at 8 points ever other round for a while, then every round until the end. When it comes to the cable stitches, I did decrease them away but I did this all pretty late at night on the fly so I didn't take good notes. I can tell you that right after the third cable cross I purled across the few remaining cable stitches I had, and ended the hat 3 rounds after. Here's what it looks like from the top:
Do you have a favorite hat pattern or a favorite way to decrease your hats? I'd like to hear.