My mom and grandmother taught me to knit before I was even in kindergarten. Therefore, I have been knitting for over 60 years. I have made hundreds and hundreds of items, including hats, socks, gloves, mittens, sweaters, shawls, scarves, etc., etc. I have done just about every style of knitting including lace, broiche, cables, etc., etc. I have made very complicated patterns where I have to followed every line of a pattern. I have made lace where I memorized the pattern after a few repeats.But there are times I just want to knit. Mindless straight knitting. No counting, no following a pattern, not even looking at the knitting while I am doing it. I am in that frame of mind right now. I have made four of these so far using Lion Brand Amazing Lace or Loops and Threads Woolike. You can even use sock yarn as well. I knit the brim for 10 inches. Then I knit the cast on edge with the live stitches. I then continue knitting until I feel that it is long enough and decrease around for the crown.
Next row, knit around.