i just love the simple garter stitch panel. it makes handdyed yarns really pop!
Designer: tin can knits
Yarn: Cakewalk Yarns Spring in Bugaboo
Modifications: Since the yarn was a dk and the pattern calls for worsted, I casted on for the adult large on US 7. the body of the hat was knit on US 9. I added an additional inch to the body before the crown decreases and didn't start the second round of decreases until I had an inch or so of decreases done (as opposed to a few rows per the pattern).