I like the baby hat in “One Skein”, but I always had an issue with the decreases. So I dinked with it and came up with this. This is the top with the new side and decrease pattern.
Follow the pattern out of the book. Instead of going to straight stockinette stitch for the body of the hat, keep doing row 11 of the umbrella lace pattern all the way up to the decreases. I measured my hat from the shortest length to the cast-on edge.
Decreases: Knit to 2 stitches before the first purl stitch, k2tog these 2 stitches, p1, k1, p1, ssk. Do this for each p1 k1 p1 section. Next round, knit the knits, purl the purls. Continue this until you are left with 16 stitches. They will be in a k1 p1 pattern. K2tog all the way around, run thread through the 8 remaining stitches, weave in ends.
I like this, it gives a little more oomph to the hat and the cute little cross on the top so you can have something fun to look at when snuggling baby.