The mother of my precious little model asked if I would make this hat - I figured out how to make it and keep it simple. I then made it for another new baby, and the parents loved it! I thought other knitters would have fun making it. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY knit purl GAUGE 16 stitches + 24 rows = 4" in stocking stitch SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Head size 11" to 16" - easily increased! PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Anything that you have to hand.