Because of that fear, I've been on a quest to find a variety of hats that use a variety of methods. I'll admit, my first hats were pretty sketchy. The fit, they worked fine, but they didn't look awesome in my mind. I knew what I wanted to see, but the outcome definitely wasn't it!
I guess it all goes back to Orville's checklist from 'The Rescuers,' "If at first you don't succeed, try try again." While he's not the first one to have been documented to give that 'advice' this context rings better with me! :) My husband and I love this movie, a better time in cartoon movie history in my opinion. But I digress.
I tried and tried and tried. Eventually, I found a pattern that I absolutely love and well loves me back! I'm sure I'll still have duds in the future, but I'm very happy with the results I received from this pattern. The pattern is for a knit baby hat which does have a seam in the back, but doesn't detract from the beauty of the hat. I plan to develop some with embellishments and neat color combos, as well as adult sizes. For now, here's the baby/toddler ones I've already made up!