Original 2008 pattern is re-worked and re-released with Knit Picks yarns this is also available from their website.
This pattern is also available as a Kindle edition.
Go to Amazon Kindle store to find out more details.
You can substitute with the following yarns
Also see other projects for shade ideas
Knit Picks Gloss HW
Knit Picks Andean Silk
Knit Picks Shine Worsted
Cygnet Wool Rich Aran
0.75 skeins = 184.5 yards (168.7m)
Lion Brand Lion Wool Solid
0.94 skeins = 148.5 yards (135.8m)
An interesting but simple to do textured checks in a soft yarn Easy as any normal ribbed beanie
Decreases designed to neatly disappear in pattern
Even simple patterns need thought behind shaping.