"My great-aunt Mimi described her brother, my great-uncle Frank, as such a caring, friendly guy. They grew up during the Depression, and she says he always brought home a friend when he was on leave. When their mother would wonder how she would feed an extra, "Frankie" would say, "Ah mom. Give him mine." I designed the Uncle Frank socks in my great-uncle's honor and used that cable pattern again here. I just know this hat is something he would have worn. After all, he was quite the fine fella." BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY reading a chart is helpful, but written directions are also provided cables knit in the round GAUGE 22 sts and 32 rows = 4" over st st SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Size: one size fits most adults 6 1/4" unstretched (9" streteched) width, 8 1/4 " length Pattern is worked in the round and both charts and written instructions are provided. The ribbing on the hat provides a lot of stretch and accommodates most head sizes. However, if you would like to make the hat smaller or larger, notes regarding modifications are provided.