I on the other hand, this actually being my second Turn A Square hat, stayed true to the pattern. Or so I thought. According to the pattern & pictures, this should be fitted hat. Well, that’s only going to happen if the young man who chooses this hat has a head the size of a gorilla. For some reason I didn’t use the smaller needles for the ribbing. Perhaps I remembered my first attempt being on the snug side? I'm also not overly thrilled with the squared corners on this particular hat as I feel they are a bit on the loose side. I checked the gauge of my finished hat (and I rarely check gauge) to find that I was indeed a bit looser than the intended 5 stitches per inch target. I came in at 4.5 per inch. However, I have yet another hat I completed immediately after this one (which I'm giving away as a gift) and when I checked that gauge, I was spot on. Same yarn combo, so who the heck knows?
The pattern is available for free as a Ravelry download. I used Kraemer Perfection in Granite for the main hat with the stripes in Classic Elite Liberty Wool color #7802. I used 16" size 5 and 7 circular needles and 1 set of size 7 dpn. Stitches used are knit, purl, and K2tog. If you need help with stripes in-the-round view one of these instructional videos, either Knitting Daily TV Episode 311 or Knit Purl Hunter. Good Luck and happy stripes.