It's finally here- the hat you've always wanted to knit for a special friend, male or female. Twisted stitches, made by knitting through the back loop (ktbl), and staggered ribbing give Robin its wavy appearance. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Knit, purl, cables, knitting through back loop,decreasing (knit 2 stitches together), knitting in the round, knitting with dpns. GAUGE 9 sts and 12 rows = 4"sq (10 cm sq) on US13. SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 18" (46 cm) and stretches to 21" (53 cm) in circumference.