I had a request for some patriotic hats for a 3 month old baby boy 4th of July photo shoot, so I got to work on some ideas, this Star and Stripes Hat being one of them. This hat is great in any color combination or with any applique, works great for photo shoots and/or as a baby shower gift. Star Applique pattern included. Material Notes: Yarn Alternatives: Caron's Simply Soft, Caron's Party Yarn, Hobby Lobby's I Love This Cotton Yarn, Hobby Lobby's Soft Secret, Lion Brand's Wool Ease. You will want a yarn that is soft to the touch for babies soft, sensitive skin, and acrylic or cotton are the best options to avoid allergens so the Wool Ease and the Party Yarn really aren't the best option for babies. I was working multiple projects at once so I am not sure exactly on the yardage but with one 4 oz/203 skein of each color, you will be able to work up 4-5 hats. Time Spent: The newborn size was ready in just under an hour, the 3-6 month size in just about an hour, and the 6-12 month size in just over an hour. If you don't work the striped pattern, you can expect to work up the hats in about half that time. **11.07.15 UPDATE: Corrected errors in Star Pattern, and Updated Abbreviations. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Single Crochet Half Double Crochet Double Crochet GAUGE 16 DC x 8 Rows = 4" x 4" SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Newborn 3-6 Months 6-12 Months PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Deborah Norville's Everyday Soft COLORWAY I used Snow White, Really Red and Royal Blue.