Thus, I started the Strib Hat which acclimated me to ribbing and color changes when knitting in the round. I knitted about seven inches before I started the decreasing as opposed to the 5-6 inches suggested in the pattern because David has mentioned in the past that the hat I've made him before didn't completely cover his ears. It ended up being a good call because it fits him perfectly! I love how it turned out. I especially love the color blocking.
You can find the pattern and my Ravelry notes here.