Alternating panels of cables and garter stitch give the Gentian beanie a beautiful look! For finished measurements of 18 inches at brim, 21 inches at main body of hat and 9 inches high, you will need 2 skeins of Brooklyn Tweed's Shelter. You will also need US #8, 16-inch circular and double pointed needles (OR size needed to obtain gauge); and a 16-inch needle two sizes smaller than gauge needle. Gauge is 6.25 stitches per inch. Shown here in the color Almanac.