Initially I'd settled upon another hooded cape but just as I had settled, I found this pattern. I showed my potential recipient the two and she overwhelmingly fell for this pattern, as has every other woman I have showed this pattern to. I would suggest to sell more of this pattern though one should consider posting how much yarn is needed for the pattern and what kind(S) of crochet hooks as well. I would have purchased the pattern much sooner had I been given at least some basics as to what I needed to attempt the project. Now I have the pattern but need yet another hook, size M when I blindly bought 4 others figuring I'd have it covered. Be nice if some suggestions of what yarn and alternatives are and could be used to make this outfit. I absolutely love this item and recommend it whole heartedly to anyone who is beginner+ and up.