To determine the number of stitches required to begin your hat at the crown, you’ll need to do a little math. See Tips for Working Top Down on page 85 for advice on beginning stitch count, as well as on how to plan your stitch increases per round.
The fields F, G, and H are optional. You need to fill these in only if you are working a stitch pattern with known row/round and stitch repeats per unit of measurement.
Fields marked with * are required.
setup: Use a chain or sliding loop to anchor stitches.
crown: Increase stitches over rounds until you have stitches. (See Tips for Working Top Down on page 85 for information on how best to plan your stitch increases per round.)
brim: Work in pattern for inches.
finishing: Weave in ends and block.