Dilemma...and a solution

I’m working on a hat but I don’t want to cut the yarn until my grandgirl sees it for real and still thinks she likes it. I need to close the top but I’m not cutting the yarn. What to do? K10tog to the rescue. I laid the working yarn over the tip of the left needle and passed each stitch over it. When the new stitch was all I had left I grabbed a crochet hook and pulled it the WS. When I cut the yarn I’ll pull the tail through the one remaining live stitch and weave the end in. Easy. Painless. I found it easier than bothering with a tapestry needle to run through the stitches. I think this will be my go-to method for finishing hats from now on. Maybe someone else will find it helpful.

Many thanks, GG.