My patterns are always written without abbreviations. They are copyrighted, but you have permission to sell your finished items. What you need to know: This design is worked flat on straight needles. You will receive a VIDEO LINK on HOW TO SEW a seam in knitted garments. This hat works from the top down. You will be working with 2 strands of worsted weight yarn. You will need one pair of size 7.5mm or 8mm knitting needles. Knitted flower and leaf and headband instructions are also included in the pattern. If you are experienced with circular needles, yes, you may use those. SIZES INCLUDED: Newborn to 6 Months, 6 to 12 Months, 1 to 2 Years, 2 to 4 Years, 4 to 6 Years, 6 to 12 Years, Adult Knitting lessons are provided on my youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/HectaFavorites?feature=watch Click here to enter my HatAndScarfShop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/HatAndScarfPatterns Click her to enter my other shop: Hectanooga Patterns: https://www.etsy.com/shop/Hectanooga For Knitting patterns only in Hectanooga Patterns shop, see this section: https://www.etsy.com/shop/Hectanooga?section_id=5769401 .