Knitted for the pesky husband.
This pattern must have been written by someone who does not knit a lot or is just beginning or thought this was the best way to do it.
The pattern calls for seaming and picking up stitches and hemming which are just not necessary. I did the hat in the round and also eliminated a lot of the unnecessary steps to get to the finish line.
That being said, what is very right with this hat are the proportions in the pattern. Came out just as it should. Perfect crown height and brim depth.
With US 5 needles, I had a gauge of 5 st/inch with worsted weight. Cast on 90 stitches. (Pattern calls for 6 st/inch with sport weight and a cast on of 130 stitches.)