Another hat from yarn found at the thrift store. This yarn was a nice find – alpaca (a blend I think, but the label is long gone), fuzzy and warm. I used a longtail cast on and knit one by one ribbing for about 3 inches. I knit two rounds to give enough space before the yarn over round, then worked yarn over, knit two together around for one round. The rest of the body and top of the hat is all stockinette stitch. The top is decreased quickly over several rounds. The ribbing helps keep the alpaca yarn stretching out is much as it would if the hat was just in stockinette stitch.