I used Brown Sheep Lamb's Pride Worsted for this hat. The band is knitted back and forth and then stitches are picked up to work the crown. I like the decreasing method used in this hat.
This is a great hat! Excellent. This actually makes me want to check out that book now!
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I like the design. How do you find the fit? I'd expect the horizontal band to not have much give. It's very handsome. Howbout a picture of you modeling it? I'd like to see it worn.[img_assist|nid=3812|title=In Close Knit with finished "emergency knitting" hat|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=200|height=193]
Thanks It fit me when I tried it on. But this hat was a gift for a friend of mine at work. It fit her perfectly though. Maybe I can get a picture of her modeling it.