If you've got just a few hours and you need a baby gift, this stocking cap will meet your needs. It's so fast and easy to knit! Made in red and white, it's a great Christmas picture hat. In different colors, it's wonderful throughout the cool weather months. The hat is always a great baby shower gift. After many years of selling this hat to enthusiastic parents and baby photographers, I'm now making the 7 page pattern with 3 illustrated tutorials available to knitters. What makes this pattern different from others you may have seen? 1) It's knitted flat so you don't have to manipulate double pointed needles. 2) There are no abbreviations used. The pattern is written out in clear, conversational English. 3) The beautiful, original design is shaped to fit babies' heads so the hat doesn't slip off. 4) The 3 illustrated tutorials teach you how to pin and steam block, do two different types of seams, and make a perfect tassel. 5) The hat is knitted in worsted weight yarn at a gauge that drapes well and is comfortable for babies. This hat will not overpower babies' little heads. 6) There are 32 color photos. 7) The pattern includes hints and tips for improving your knitting. 8) There are 4 variations to the main pattern described. 9) Every step of the knitting is carefully explained so that perfect results are guaranteed. 10) Free email access to the designer (me) is included and means success for the knitter. You will get the PDF for this pattern within 24 hours of payment. The pattern and all graphics, pictures and content are copyrighted. (c)KnittingGuru, BurryBabies, 2012. ------------------------------------------------------------- By buying the pattern you agree to the following: > You may not claim the pattern as your own, post it on a website, resell or copy it, email it, make multiple copies or share it. > You may use the pattern for personal use, as a gift, or for charity. > You may sell items you make from this pattern, but you must credit the design to KnittingGuru and link to my Craftsy shop - http://www.craftsy.com/KnittingGuru. HAVE FUN KNITTING! BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY knit stitch purl stitch decreases GAUGE 14 stitches, 20 rows = 4 inches (10 cm) SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Size 6 - 18 months + 14 1/2 inches with lots of stretch built in by the techniques explained in the pattern PREFERRED BRAND/YARN The best type of yarn to use for this hat is a soft wool knitting worsted. It looks best and will feel best on the baby's head.