A fun and fashionable knit! Worked in one piece, this hat was made seamlessly in rounds from the bottom up. The body was comprised of a rhythmic slip-stitch rib that expanded and contracted through strategic increasing and decreasing. Although the overall pattern was a 28-round repeat, it was fairly easy to “read” the knitting and only occasionally did I need to check the written pattern. Best of all? Not a single seam to sew. I used two circular needles (instead of double points) and that worked out well. The finished hat measured about 18” around, but it still fit surprisingly well on my 23” head. I love the clean lines and surface interest that the ribbed pattern creates and think this lightweight hat would be perfect for everyday wear.