in Deep Olive.
Nine Dwindling Cables
is the pattern.
The band is knit horizontally using a size 1.5 needle, producing a firm as well as flexible fabric. The crown of the hat is knit vertically using a size 8 needle. I began knitting the crown of the hat on row 9 to lessen the amount of slouch, a modification noted by the designer.
The band on this hat was such an amazing knitting experience! From using a 1.5 needle with a worsted weight yarn, to learning a Make One (M1) increase, as well as learning how to pick up stitches. I also became somewhat proficient at Purling through the Back Loop (PTBL), this stitch as well as the complementary Knit through the Back Loop (KTBL) on the right side, resulting in a pronounced ridge across the band.