Today is National Hat day. So go ahead and wear your favorite hat with style.
I recently finished knitting up this Button Tab Hat for my niece. I found the pattern for free on I Like Lemons blog.
It should be of no surprise by now that I did not follow the directions. First, I used size 6 needles with my Red Heart Super Saver Lilac yarn. The gauge for the hat was not specified, but I like size 6 and use them for most projects.
Next, I decreased the rim by two rows. Since my button was 1 1/4 inches, it seemed right for its size.
I also increased the length of the hat to 6 inches. In the original pictures the hat seemed a little short. I personally like a hat that will keep my ears warm. While it may seem a little too tall on the foam head it actually worked out great.