Jess made this first and I was so enamoured with hers that I grabbed a ball of nubby yarn (Bernat Soft Boucle, black) while vacationing at home in CA and followed Wendy Bernard's Le Slouch pattern more or less exactly. Jess's hat was a bit too big on me so I made the ribbing (k2p2) using size 7 double pointed needles and switched to size 8 needles for the main body of the hat. WB recommends size 8 and 9. You can see, my hat isn't as floppy as hers but I still love it extremely. This pattern is awesome.