One thing I learned quite by accident is that when you are doing a provisional cast on, make sure your first row is a knit row. If you make knits and purls, you wont be able to pull the chain out. Because I did a k2/p2 rib, I had to cut each individual chain out...that was a PITA. However, I was happy with the hat...it fits nice. Its supposed to be a gift but I really like how it looks so I may just keep it... bwahahahaha!
Its a VERY thick hat, being 2 hats in one, really. It wasn't hard but I will never use RH Holiday again.
I Am Kneedled