I ripped all the way to the brim, and even picked the stitches back up. It was not pretty (well, it was not PROPER but it looked fine) but I managed to put all the stitches back on the needles and everything. After some hideous increasing (again, not correct but looked fine) I realized had done the whole first pattern row with one extra stitch in each repeat. Ugh! I have never been so frustrated while knitting. I thought I was going to save so much work by picking up the brim stitches, but nooooo. Long story short I ripped the lot of it and just started casting on again. I think after all these years casting on is my least favorite part of knitting….is that really weird?