What goes into 160? 16 and 10 are obvious, so are 8 and 20. 4 and 40 do too, and there's probably a coupla others, but most hat patterns usually dec 8, 10 or 12 sts per dec rnd, sometimes 16. It just depends how many rnds you want to have and what shape for the top.
Yeah Yeah Yeah! My hat is done AND I like it! I didn't like the shape I was getting with the 16 per round decrease, so I ripped back and did 10 per round.
Sue, this is the same hat with the linen stitch that I posted about last weekend. I used the 2-row repeat, still don't know what the designer was doing with a 4-row repeat, but I am very pleased with my hat. Washing today and pics tomorrow.