This hat was made the same way that the blue hat in the previous post was made. The only difference is that after I cast on 80 stitches and joined the to ends together, I knitted one row. Then I knit 2 (k2) purl 2 (p2) for two inches. This gives the hat a nice band and prevents the hat from "curling up". I like to make both variations.
I also used to different yarns on this hat. I like to use up odds and ends of yarns. The band is from one skein of red and gold and the rest is another skein. They do go together real well.