Need to rapidly decrease my hat

My hat is nearly the perfect size - the 12 decrease rows will make it too large (chemo hat for my mom) - if I skip the rows between decrease rows, will it make the crown wonky? Is my only option to frog several inches? The decrease per the pattern is k6 k2tog / k / k5 k2tog / etc with a cast on of 80

(Occasional purl hat from Knots of Love)

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What does the hat measure from cast on to the current row?
You can certainly decrease on every row but you might want to insert a lifeline before the decreases just in case you don’t like the more rapid decreases.


This is a very thoughtful gift for your both. I wish her well.

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Cast on to current row is 9".

I’ve done a lifeline before! My scrabble blanket was saved by my courage to try a lifeline for the first time

They are truly life savers. Definitely decrease without the intervening knit rows. Six to 7 inches is usually enough to make a beanie though of course you can always turn up the brim.
Hope all goes well with your mom and the chemo. It’s tough times for sure.

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If you were to decrease per the pattern, she could turn up more of the brim, in case you don’t care for the more sudden decrease.