Has anyone tried this hat?

http://www.redlipstick.net/knit/martext.html

I like the decreases at the top, but I’m not digging the huge turned up cuff part, because I want to make it for a chemo cap, and that extra layer for a summer cap would probably be too heavy and hot.

So I’m thinking an inch or two of a regular 2 x 2 or 1 x 1 ribbing, and then going into the pattern stitch and then the decreases. The pattern has you knit 22 rows, turn it inside out on row 23, and then knit 24-42 rows, then begin the decreases. If I did just a regular rib, do you think that about 1 to 1 1/2 inches of rib, then 18 rows of pattern (or whatever length looks appropriate, (I think on most adult size hats it is between 5 or 6 inches), then begin the decreases would work?

Totally. Sounds like you have a great plan. That is a really nice looking hat, although I haven’t personally made it.

As long as you have the same number of stitches on the needle to start the decreases as the pattern does, I don’t see any problem with that at all.