No I'm certainly not saying I invented (unvented?) this technique. I just can't find a good tutorial of it out there, so I'm posting my own.
skipping first chain, sc in next 9 sts in back loop only; ch1, turn
fpsc in the first 8 stitches, sc in the last sc, ch 1, turn. (9 stitches)
Repeat this row until ribbed band measures 22" or size desired for hat band.
Pretty simple, I realize, but horribly effective. The FREE pattern that goes along with this band to be published tomorrow. Look for pics very soon!