The yarn is two strands of the green sock yarn that I found at the thrift store. holding the two strands of yarn together gives they had enough body and weight to fit somewhat more securely on the head, plus adds additional warmth and knits up faster than just working with the strict single-strand of sock yarn. The hem is deep ribbing with a couple of purl bumps thrown in in the last few rounds to have interest. the top decreases quickly over a few rounds before being finished off, as is my usual style. The hat is machine washable wool, so great for someone who needs the warmth but also needs it to be sturdy and easy to care for.