So I started making Asminah's Hat for one of my co-workers. She has had trouble in the past finding a hat that fits right, so I measured her head to make sure that this one would. Whatever colour was fine with her so I went through my stash to see what I had. I'm using Mission Falls 1824 Wool in teal. It's so squishy, I love it! for the ribbing, I used size 6 needles. After about an inch, I switched to size 8 needles.