A thermal inspired rib pattern keeps this hat nice and stretchy, while not being as fitted as a regular ribbed hat. I knit a ribbed brim for about an inch before switching to the pattern to make sure the brim would draw in enough to keep the hat securely on the head. Knit in some Lamb’s Pride Worsted in Lotus Pink that I thrifted, I am not sure I would have chosen the color otherwise- but it did make for a very cheerful hat!
The decreases at the top of the hat are a great example of why it is generally best to work several rounds between rapid decrease rounds to prevent stitches from pulling out. This will be less noticeable after blocking.