Inspired by one of Dorothy Reade's lace mesh patterns (Nr. 15). A modified version is used on the bands of all of the variations of the hat. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Knit lace on double pointed needles Work crochet crab stitch. For hat with brim, knit grafting required. GAUGE Gauge is tricky because the hat is a circular knit that increases in size: By the time you take the gauge, you could have knitted the entire hat. Using Size 1, 2 or 3 needles will result in either a toque (skull cap) or beret! ;-) But the circumeference for small should be 21.5" and for medium to large 23".