In a store my son found a yarn that he really likes and he asked me if I could make a hat for him with that yarn. As I like to try new things I am considering to make something based upon the 1898 hat pattern (https://cas.seamenschurch.org/sites/default/files/sci-1898-hat-kristine-byrnes-web-w-schematic.pdf), as it seems to be very popular among knitters, but there are a few things bothering me and I wish to hear your opinion.
First: When working stockinette in the rounds, there are only 84 stitches all around and it is worked with 4.5mm or 5mm needles. Will the wind not blow easily through this part?
Second: The garter ribbon all around the hat is double folded. Will this not be ridiculously warm comparing to single layered stockinette part?
What are your opinions about the 1898 hat?