Amid all my family upheaval, I have managed to finish two matching hats from some superwash merino wool that a friend of my gave me. Thanks, Lou! The hank was 280 yards/4oz, 5-6 sts/in on US 4 & 5. They turned out well and will make wonderful Christmas gifts.
I wrote an article about decreasing using circular needles using this hat.
You can find it at:
Tutorial: Using Circular Needles and DPN for Decreases in the Round
If you are having trouble with the link, here is the URL.