This hat and scarf are unisex in design I made it for me but my husband loved it too and my grandson is pictured in it. The brim of the hat can be folded up and worn as a beanie or it can be worn as a slouch hat. Pattern comes with a matching scarf not pictured. I held two strands of lace weight alpaca together but a sport weight would work as well. Its a great pattern to use the more expensive yarn with as it doesn't require much yardage about 600 yards for both hat and scarf.