Hello all- Since Christmas, I have been working on learning how to use two colors in the same row in a basic hat. This has been a good exercise for me- practicing holding 2 colors in each hand, stranding the unused color in the back, keeping the tension even...Last night I decreased to the top of the hat...I had to rip this part of the hat out 3 times (frustrating but I guess this is part of the knitting process)...The sad part is the hat is finished but is too small...I need to add about 12 stitches to the brim to have a better fit. This finished hat would fit a large child. If I had knit a test swatch to check the gauge and measured my head and did a little basic math, I would have a hat that fits...Live and learn! I guess this hat is a test run. Everytime I sit down and knit, I learn something new. Happy knitting (and learning) to all.