This trendy hat is both functional and fashionable. The easy-to-follow pattern includes directions to make one size of the hat and the swirl flower. Stitch counts are provided at the end of each round for ease of use. Written in American English according to Yarn Council standards and guidelines. Professional photos courtesy of Lopez-Kiil Photography, http://www.lopezkiilphotography.com BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Stitches used: chain, slip stitch, single crochet, half double crochet, double crochet Pattern also uses the magic ring, however, detailed instructions are provided in the pattern GAUGE 13 hdc and 11 rows = 4 in.