I've seen a lot of really cute hat decreases around lately. Eyelet spirals, pretty swirls, and such. I was wondering if anyone knew of any or if there are any websites that could show me a few? I've been knitting for about almost 2 years now, but haven't designed any patterns of my own. I make hats and cowls mostly, so I wanted to try making my own hat pattern with a really pretty decrease pattern.
Also (I don't know if I should make a new forum post for this) but does anyone know of any good resources to help me figure out the basics of designing my own patterns. I've never been good at making swatches and checking my gauge (though I have learned my lesson a few times), so I always get a little freaked out when I start thinking about designing my own patterns.
I saw a book at Border's a while back about sweater design, but I'm looking for more than just sweaters.