I love this hat, mostly because of the beautiful lacy texture and scalloped edges. I recommend using Caron Simply Soft yarn because - of course- it makes a very soft and wearable hat! Add a flower, ribbon, or creative appliqu to personalize your hat as well :) Flower is not included in pattern - but there are many wonderful flower patterns out there that you can make to add to your hat! BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Single crochet, Double crochet, Slip stitch GAUGE Included in pattern! SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Newborn 3-6 Months 6-12 Months Child Adult Preemie PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Caron Simply Soft Solids COLORWAY Any!