These ear warmers work up quickly and are the perfect solutions to hat head! Great gifts, and no doubt a great learning tool as well, these work for men or women and you could probably turn out a whole bunch in a weekend and make everyone really happy. They're the kind of thing you should have in a big sack by your front door so people can just help themselves going in or out. They would be great pieces for kids to learn on, and they could stack around the neck to make a kind of cowl (light bulb!). BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY ch sc sl st hdc blsc blhdc GAUGE Gauge: 14 sc x 10 rows = 4"x4"