Alteration to the top of this hat pattern

I’m currently in the process of making this hat:

I’ve come to the conclusion that I really don’t like the top. I’m not going to go crazy if no one can assist me, but I would like to see if anyone can suggest another top (maybe like a cone-tip, like those Christmas hats or something else). Also, can you work off of this pattern with your suggestion as I am not skilled enough yet to figure it out on my own.

Thank you!:muah:

It’s the purl rows that give it that edge on top. If you skip that part and follow the decrease instructions after that, you should get a more normal looking hat.

I’m about to commence with the crown section

“switch to color C and purl”

can I just knit this row so that I still get the same amount of rows?

[continuing this until “With color B knit”]

Yes, just knit the purl rows and you won’t get that ridge.