I am knitting a hat for my husband using the J Crew pattern I found here:
When I finished it, I threaded the tail of the yarn through the remaining loops, pulled it shut like a drawstring, and then knotted the yarn around a loop on the inside of the hat. When I went to try it on, it didn’t hold, and the top of the hat popped open! It’s ok because I had to tear back and add some length anyway, but now I’m ready to finish it again and I’m afraid it won’t hold!
What are your secrets for finishing hats?