It is a bucket hat shaped almost like a hexagon.
This hat is totally customizable, you can use any yarn and any hook size, you can either follow the measurements provided or measure the head of the recipient for an even better fit. You can use more than one color for stripes or color blocking. It is all up to you
Any gauge is fine as long as you like the fabric
A software engineer, turned wife, turned stay at home mom, turned crocheter, turned knitter, turned crochet and knitwear designer who loves blue and drinks too much diet Pepsi and has an addiction to knitting socks