i was at the java station last night knitting hat one for ejay when i was asked about the yarn. all i could muster was, " four season something, 80% wool and 20% acrylic." i went home and studied the label; it's four seasons sabrina, 75% wool, 25% acrylic.
60 stitches around, us8
i divided the circumference by four but the crown shaping turned out to be an elongated rectangle. i'm going to reknit it and try for a square. i bet it would work if the knitted edge is 30% of the stitches and the decreased edge is 20%.
sock heel view
i tried for a flat stockinette brim by using one row of purl but, as you can see, it does not work. i wonder if a stockinette cast off would work better.
thanks everyone for your advice on this hat. if you've tried this pattern, please show me what you got.