The Noelle Winter Hat is a downloadable knitting pattern that is perfect for advanced beginners. It is sized for women and teens, and is trendy enough to appeal to both. The model hat was worked with one skein (198 yds) of alpaca/silk/wool worsted weight yarn, divided into into two balls, and knit with two strands held together on US size 10.5 (6.5 mm) knitting needles. If you prefer to use a chunky weight yarn instead, you will need about 120-135 yards, and will knit with one strand only. Finishing includes directions for either the hat or a ponytail hat (see last photo), so you can choose your favorite style. Faux pearl buttons accent the headband portion creating a beautiful face frame, so work one up this weekend for a fabulous holiday gift. This knitting pattern is available as an instant download, so no shipping charges apply.