I made my first attempt at reading a chart and knitting a hat in the round. All instructions that I found about chart reading states that you read from the bottom up; row 1 is read right to left; row 2 is read left to right. The instructions for the hat did not include anything regarding the chart. This hat was knitted twice. The first time I noticed that there wasn't a snowflake. I ripped out and started again. Still no snowflake. Then I started reading more on-line and found out (!) that when you are knitting in the round, you read ALL ROWS RIGHT TO LEFT!! I finished the hat and decide it would be my "round the house" hat. I told a co-worker about it and she wants to buy it for $5. Deal!
I used less than a ball each of jojoland wool at $3/ball/50 grams
Size 7 needles. The pattern is on Ravelry called Norwegian Star found here.
I made the larger size, 112 stitches vs. 96 stitches. It fits well. I am very, very pleased with my floats. I did not pull them tight, therefore, no puckers. I think I messed up on the decreases at the top, but..... it's an original!