Come to see what I have been doing on my Flickr account. Click on photo - winter hats, mittens, neckwarmers and meet our new puppy. Raimus!!!! Here is a super quick and easy hat. Great for first time cabler. I used woolease yarn - easy care - size 8 needles (mens size) size 7 ladies . I would say. I would go down a size on ribbing - nice snug fit. If you so desire. Pattern from KnitHead Hugger site. www.headhuggers.org/patterns/kpatt11.htm Go make one - or several!!!!