I live in the Windy City, so when I need a hat, the hat needs to mean business. I find the gauge on most hat patterns to be too loosey-goosey, and I end up with an earache as a result. So I’ve gotten myself into the habit of automatically going up a yarn weight on most hat patterns. That won’t be necessary here. This pattern was written with a gauge of steel. The recommended gauge on Cashmerino Chunky is 3.5 stitches per inch on US 10.5 needles, but I knit this hat on size 7 needles to obtain a gauge of 5.25 stitches per inch. This produces a windproof, but not at all stiff fabric. If you prefer to use a yarn a little closer to standard gauge, substitute a worsted weight yarn.
Row 34 is erroneously numbered as Row 24. You’ll see it because it comes after Row 32.
Also, after that row, it says, “knit in stockinette for 6”.” This is supposed to say “knit in stockinette until hat measures 6”.”
The pattern has been corrected as of 1/4/08. Copies printed before then will need to make note of this errata. Sorry!