The rib as well as the smaller needles make for a dense, very warm hat. The stitch is also super stretchy so the pattern is written in one size with changes to the length to accommodate different sizes.
"Make this Manly Ripple Afghan for that special man in your life. Use Lion Brand Yarn to complete this easy crochet afghan pattern." wow they make the ripple just sound so manly. i think I HAVE to make this for the man in my life now!
Your choice of crochet edge can make or break your design. Leaving an edge unfinished is not the end of the world, but if you really want your project to soar, choosing an appropriate finishing stitch can really take it over the edge! - Crafting In Line