I'm doing a gauge swatch with a knitting sheath and some US1 needles. In keeping with some good advice, the swatch is a hat. Like, if you're making a swatch anyway, why not make it something useful?
So I cast on, found it was too big, ripped it out and cast on fewer, and now I've got about a five inch tube. It occurred to me that I usually just cinch the top of the tube shut for these hats, but I thought it would be interesting to actually decrease at the top and shape the head on this one. Since it's 2X2 ribbing, I'm thinking the decreases should be in groups of four so the pattern keeps going. It's on four needles (n a square) and I knit with the fifth one, so I could do a set of decreases at each corner, with several rows in between. Does that make sense?
Anyway, any advice about how to do the decreases would be appreciated.