I knit this hat in worsted weight acrylic purple yarn with thrifted tweed silk sock weight yarn held along with it to add some interest. I worked a deep knit 3, purl 5 ribbing for half the body of the hat. The long ribbing is a great way to help hold a hat in place on your head. Like most of my hats, I used a quick decrease over a few rounds at the top. depending on the yarn you use, this style of hat can be a great hat for charity knitting– soft non-itchy yard for chemo hats, or a nice warm wool blend yarn for homeless.