Easy to learn pattern and is a good style for men and women alike. It is very stretchy and very comfortable. This pattern lends itself well to self-striping yarn and variegated yarns too. The way this hat “snugs” itself to the head makes it hold in warmth, yet not too tight. Make one for a friend, they will think you spent weeks and weeks knitting it! If you are thinking great Holiday gifts, this is one to put on your list to make this year and anyone can wear it and be stylish! Uses worsted weight yarn, a 16-inch circular needle, US # 8, plus double points for only the last very few rows of decreasing. Use up scrap yarns and knit this is stripes of colors, everyone will love it!