Taking a selfie of the back of one's own head is a challenge (and you look pretty dorky doing it, I might add). However, it is the prettiest part of this garter-stitched hat, don't you think?
I began this hat once before, but after knitting about 4 inches and trying it on, it slipped easily down over my eyes and ears. Some helpful folks on Instagram suggested casting on 96 stitches instead of the pattern's 104. I like the fit much better. I also began my decreases after 7 1/2" because I didn't want the hat to be so super slouchy. I love the Malabrigo Rios in pure merino super wash. It is incredibly soft!
Rikke hat is a free pattern by Sarah Young available on Ravelry.