Yarn: Mericash Solid by Punta De Este Yarns, in color# SOL 370 (Red!!). This yarn is 80% merino and 20% mongolian cashmere. Each 50g hank contains 240m. I used about 190 yards (80% of the hank).
Needles: I started with a US 2 circular and changed to a US 1 circ after about 3 inches. Then after another inch or so, I switched to a US 0, as I was a little concerned that the hat was going to be too big. For the ribbing, I dropped down another needle size, which put me on a US 00. If I were to do it again with the same yarn, I’d start out on the US 1 and stay on it until the ribbing, when I’d drop to the oo. Ah, well, knit and learn.
Pattern: Osmena by Jenn Jarvis