I got the book [B]Twisted-Stitch Knitting[/B] this summer, and have only recently gotten to try out the pattern stitches. The charts looked daunting but I love them. They are very intuitive and easy (the ones I picked, still a lot to learn) once you figure them out. I used 8 different stitch patterns around the hat. You can see them all on Ravelry in my notebook if you’re interested.