This hat is a lightweight cotton hat. Wear your Mary Anne hat to look "cool" or wear it on a cool summer night..or even a bad hair day and look beautiful! It is flattering on any age! It is also an excellent hat to knit up for a chemo hat donation, as the wide brim fits the head like a soft hug! Two brim versions are offered, one being a "Pink Plaid Illusion" design. I named this hat in honor of my maternal grandmother, Mary Anne, who immigrated here from Nova Scotia many years ago. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY You should know how to cast on, do a yarn over, join in the round, make 1 increase, K2 together, and a double decrease which is explained in the pattern GAUGE 5 sts. & 7 rows using a size 5 needle in stockinette stitch with DK weight yarn. SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Three sizes: small (20-21.5"), medium (21.5-22.5"), large (23-24").