I like how the ribbing meets together at the top. It's a super simple pattern which knits up really fast! The ribbing is a little awkward at first - only because I've been knitting up baby hats with a 2x2 rib!! This one is k4, p1, k2 (3,4,5,6), p1 around.... which if you aren't paying attention.... now who would do that? Hm mm? Anyway... you can see where it may lead you astray!
I used the knitted cast on and although I'm not exactly ecstatic about that little bit of a rolled edge... the Kid loves it! I am pretty happy with how this hat turned out overall! For the decreases the pattern says to use a p2tog-tbl which means to purl two together through the back loop.... say what? Every time I did it that way I ended up with an extra loop like a yarn over so I'm pretty sure I did it wrong! I ended up just purling 2 together the regular way and I think it looks great!
HERE is the link to the pattern.*apology here... DB this is NOT the same hat you are working on! I have 2 going on at the same time & I am doing the same as you... it's just not this one! *