This is a pretty hat with the main design feature being the band. You will need to be familiar (or willing to learn) front and back post stitches and clusters to create this hat successfully. I used a self striping yarn for the band which gave it a really interesting look, it also means that if you have a partial ball of beautiful self striping yarn you can use it up and put a plain matching yarn with it for the body of the hat. There is a matching shrug to go with this hat that will be released in early August. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Single and double crochet work in the round front and back post stitches clusters GAUGE 12sts and 6 rows per 10cms/4ins in dc with a 5.5mm/I/9 hook, measured unblocked and unstretched. SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Toddler: 45.5 - 50.5cm/18 - 20" Child: 48 - 52/19 - 20.5 Teen/Small: 53 - 56cm/20 - 22" Medium: 56 - 58cm/21 - 23.5" Large: 58 - 61cm/22 - 24.5"