This Hoot-tastic Hat is fun to wear and keeps your ears warm at the same time! It's easy to make in a day or two, and makes a wonderful gift for any person in your life that loves a bit of whimsy. Or if they just love owls! Perfect for children and adults alike. Hats should be more than simply practical, they should be fun, too. That's why I make all of mine with a touch of imagination and a whole lot of happiness. I hope you enjoy making and wearing this hat as much as I do! BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Basic crochet stitches: slip stitch, single crochet, double crochet and chain stitch. Basic use of Tapestry Needle. GAUGE Gauge isn't particularly important so long as it remains the same throughout the hat. SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS The size of the hat body with Color A should measure around 10''x 5'' for a Normal Noggin. PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Any worsted weight yarn of your preferred brand.