1) *k2tog, p1, k2, p1*; * k1, p1, k2, p1*; *k1, p1, k2tog, p1*; *k1, p1, k1, p1*; *k2tog, k1, p1*; *k2, p1*; *k2tog, p1*; pull tail through remaining stitches
2) 6 sets of evenly spaced decreases; alternate decrease rows with plain rows for awhile then do just decrease rows. Attempt to keep stitches "in pattern" by using k2tog or p2tog as appropriate
3) Something else I haven't thought of yet.
Does anyone have any advice or experience with decreases of this type? I really like the k2, p1 rib for the hat so I don't want to change it to something more logical but at the same time I am hoping for a very "clean" looking decrease. Thanks for any advice!
MTA: I have 90 stitches around, and I prefer a type of decrease that creates a more rounded hat that fits smoothly on the head (no square tops, etc). I usually use this pattern. (Here's Google's cached page if the original doesn't load for you).