Personally, I'm not a big fan of crochet for men, so when my husband asked me to make him a hat, I designed this knit-look ribbed beanie just for him. He loves it and so will your special guy! Pattern is written in standard American terms. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY ch, sl st, hdc, fphdc, bphdc GAUGE No specific gauge required. SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Made to measure according to a standard size chart of your own custom measurements. The size chart is at the very beginning of the pattern under "finished sizes" where it provides hat height and head circumference measurements for ladies & men.