I'm totally old school - I use excel to chart all of my designs manually.
Cool, thanks - I was hoping you'd say that! I've got the yarn in - just want to check this hat is unisex before I start (it's for a fella).
Yes, the hat is unisex, should fit any adult size head. FYI - I posted a pdf pattern with notes on my wordpress site, if that helps. One other note: I am a very tight knitter! If you knit more loosely, you'll want to drop down a needle size or it will be huge.
Here's the link to the pattern and notes: https://stitchboombang.wordpress.com/free-patterns/
Let me know how it turns out!