I created this rattle especially for my lovely niece (in the photos) so she could play around, stuff it in her mouth and make (a little) noise ;) The skill level required for this pattern is Beginner - Advance Beginner. NOTE FOR PARENTS - the rattle sound is VERY VERY gentle, so it won't drive you crazy ;) You are welcome! The pattern is my own inspired by the hilariously adorable Cookie Monster from Sesame Street. Note - I'm not affiliated with Sesame Street. (sigh) *You may NOT use this pattern, or the dolls produced following the pattern for commercial/retail purposes. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Increase and Decrease Change Colors GAUGE No need for gauge. You can change the size to be bigger or smaller by using threads in different thickness and different hook sizes. SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS The rattle measures about 5 inches high, the face is about 2 inches wide and the body is around an inch.