I wanted to make a different kind of a man's hat than a typical beanie. Something more universal for us guys (and gals too!!) The Cap is easy and quick to make. Thick and tight enough to keep the head warm, A lighter, one strand version is also available. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions. CrochetGuy BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY know single crochet, single crochet decrease and increase, half double crochet GAUGE 3sc and 3 rows=1" SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Crown measures approx 10"-11 '