Topi is a top-down knit. The CO that worked for me was casting on 10 stitches and beginning at row 3. Doing so did create a small hole at the top, but that was easily stitched closed after binding off.
For the brim, I used a piece of card board to work out the best shape and fit. The actual plastic used was taken from one of hubby's old ACU hats and trimmed down. A quick stitch up, and done!
In progress - checking for head coverage
posing with baby girl (who was wearing a hankie that day! LOL)
top of the Topi ... the hole was stitched closed upon finishing
getting the brim just right!
Voila! The happy knitter with her FO!This was a fun knit! I am definitely going to be making more Topi hats!!!