This is simiiar to my other design, "3 tiered hat with bobbles". I created this as a simpler version. I have had beginning knitters say this is an easy pattern to follow. This hat has 3 separate layers that connect underneath by a knit row. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY knit purl knit in the round k2tog yo GAUGE 5 sts / 7.5 rows = 1" for adult size. 6 sts / 9 rows = 1" for childs size. work in stockinette st.