started out with charts then knit one stitch per block. i carried the green and brown for the tree throughout the hat. brown and white for the main part. borders were done using either blue and white or white and red. icked up sts along the bottom and did a seed stitch to keep edging flat. used icord stitch with red and white for tassle part of the top. knit in the round using #6' with worsted weight yarn.