This fabulous fashion statement is knitted in the round while the band is knitted flat. This is one of those timeless pieces of head jewelry. The pattern includes two complete hat patterns: the cable version and the simple knit version. While one size is offered, there are instructions on how to go up or down sizes. The gauge for the cable version is 6.5 stitches per inch. The gauge for the simple knit version is 5.5 stitches per inch. Materials needed: one skein of Yarnitoli DK (231 yards), size 4 16-inch circular needles, size 6 16-inch circular needles, up to 169 size 6 or size 7 glass beads (optional), a stranding needle (for beads), a cable needle, a button, and a darning needle.