This textured beanie uses a simple, repetitive stitch combination to create a twist. Skills Used Basic crochet stitches: chain, half double crochet, single crochet, slip stitch Crocheting flat in rows, crocheting in the round, seaming (photo tutorial linked in pattern), crocheting in the front loop, crocheting in the back loop, crocheting in the third loop, decreasing (see special stitches) Special stitches: 3Ldec, FLdec, sc2tog (with written explanation and video tutorials linked in pattern) Skill Level Easy Finished Size Teen/Adult: 9" (23 cm) height x 21" (53.5 cm) circumference. Materials Lion Brand Heartland yarn (100% acrylic, 5 oz/142 g, 251 yd/230 m) - 1 skein each in 180 Kings Canyon (CA) and 174 Joshua Tree (CB), or approximately 55 yd (50.5 m) in CA and 150 yd (137 m) in CB in any medium weight yarn. US Size H-8/5 mm crochet hook, or any size needed to obtain correct gauge. US Size I-9/5.5 mm crochet hook, or any size needed to obtain correct gauge. Locking stitch marker. Yarn needle. Gauge 10 sc = 2.25" (6 cm) across with smaller hook. For best fit, always check your gauge.