I kind of struggled with this one, for some reason. My gauge was off – I went from too small, to too big, back to too small, and finally ended up with a little big. Actually, when I first finished, I thought it was going to be really big. But after I put it on my model head, it didn’t seem too big.
I started by following the pattern exactly, and it was looking too small. So I ripped back, and did 3 extra increase rounds. The hat seemed way too big. So I ripped back again and did 1 extra increase round. Uh oh….the hat’s looking small again. So, once again, I ripped back and ended up doing 2 extra increase rounds. That one seems to work: