I just had to share about this hat I just finished. First, I practiced my continental knitting (learned American style a year and a half ago) on it and am getting much faster. I knitted it all on my new Denise needles. I even did the magic loop technique (first time!) when I got to the decreases. I just used the needle (no cable) to do the I-cord for the knot on top. An easy project, but I learned a lot.