Recently I have received some emails asking about the hats and if I use a pattern. So I thought that I would post a little about the hats. First off I don't use a pattern. Using size 7 needles, double points I CO 80-85 stitches (depending on the size and yarn). Then to get the curl up instead of ribbing I Stockinette stitch for 10 rows. Since the last row is a Purl row, I purl another row to stop the curling. The body of the hat can now be done in stripes, or patterns or whatever you are feeling like doing. I kind of eye the length and once I get it to the length that I want the decreases start. Alternation 1 row of decreasing and the next knit. (Depending on the number of stitches I first knit 2 together and then knit 4 or 5 and continue this across. The next row is knit.) Once I have decreases to 8 or less stitches I cut the yarn with about a 12 inch tail, drawing it through the loops with a darning needle, pulling it tight. Then turn the hat inside out I pull the needle through tie a knot and then hide the loose end.
I hope that makes sense. If not please email me and I'll explain more. Winging it, is never easy to explain. ;-)