NOTE: This listing is for the purchase of the pattern ONLY, not the actual finished item. You will be receiving a digital download of instructions on how to make your own. Patterns are a final sale, due to their digital nature they cannot be returned or refunded. Patterns are written in English only.When you have purchased a digital pattern you will receive an instant prompt for download of the files purchased. You should also receive an email with the link for download moments after payment has cleared. The email will automatically be sent to the address you have on file with Etsy. You can also check your purchases section on Etsy for the same download link.A simple and striking effect, this hat is such a quick knit, you can start and finish it easily in one evening. Leave it as is for a fun beanie, or add the crochet visor for an updated look.**Yarn*60 to 90 yds (82 m) super bulky weight #6 yarn **Needles and Other Materials*One 16” (40.5 cm) circular knitting needle size US 13 (9 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge*US 13 (9 mm) set of 5 double-pointed needles or size needed to obtain gauge*size G crochet hook*Stitch marker*Cable needle*Scissors*Yarn needleI would consider this an easy pattern, you just need to know knits and purls and basic decreasing. the hat is knit in the round. Basic crochet skills are needed to add the visor.© 2011 Pixiebell Elfinwear, all rights reserved. This original design pattern is property of Pixiebell Elfinwear.The written pattern is for personal use only. Please do not redistribute, transfer or sell the pattern or images, in part or in whole. Enter Our Handmade Knitwear and Pattern Store To See More: http://pixiebell.etsy.comEvery item in this shop is designed and knit or crocheted by Christopher and Diane Serviss. We do not outsource to factories. All items are made by our two (well.. four) hands!