This cute FRANKIE fedora is inspired by the "pork-pie" hats worn by the cool punk dudes in the early 1960's. After many many prototypes - given to grateful friends! - here is the final design, for your wearing and gifting enjoyment. Tip your FRANKIE to one side. Wear it far back on your noggin to show some attitude. Play with the brim! FRANKIE is not your average beanie! I prefer to use acrylic yarn to crochet this hat. It's usually stiffer and will keep the shape nicely. Experiment with three colors! I've done the top and brim on one color, the crown in another and the hatband in a third. Variegated yarn makes it interesting, with the hatband crocheted in a complimentary, or even a contrasting tone. Don't be shy!