I created this hat when i was working in the big kitchen down at McMurdo station, Antarctica. We had to wear a hat at all times and a baseball cap wasn't what i wanted to have on my head. This combines a lace with 2 color knitting. you can choose 2 or 3 colors. Its starts at the bottom and knits to the top. Knits in the round. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY knit purl sl1-k2tog-passo yo 2 color knitting ssk k2tog follow graph knit in the round GAUGE Sizes: adult 22", (childs 16.5") gauge: 5(6) stitches and 7.5(9) rows / inch in stockinette stitch.