Easy to do pattern stitch, makes a light, yet very warm hat. One size pattern fits "most", using worsted weight yarns (a size 4) yarn, and knitting needles US # 6, and # 10. This is an awesome hat for a gift for a friend! Add the bobbled ties to top of hat to make it cute, and you are done! In most cases you can make the hat with less than one skein of yarn. A great new addition to anyone who wears hats! This hat looks good in bright colors as well as subdued earthy colors too.