My favorite hat style is slouchy.It's so comfy and stylish! And now you can make one for everyone in the house! Slip stitch crochet makes great drape really easy as well. If you need a visual of how to do slip stitch crochet, check out my youtube videos! http://www.youtube.com/user/MsSylvieLoves?feature=mhee BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Slip stitch crochet front loop only inverse back decreasing working in the round GAUGE Not particularly important. Just use one hook two sizes smaller for your ribbing to make the ribbing nicely snug.