These are absolutely adorable little baby hats that everyone will comment on! They are simple enough that a newbie can tackle them! You will make this hat again and again, it is a great baby shower gift for a boy or girl. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY knit do a basic knit increase basic crochet for polka dots do a basic knit decrease GAUGE 20 stitches per 4" SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS There are 3 sizes in the pattern for a newborn up to 9 months,. I fyou have some basic knitting experience you can easity adjust the pattern for larger babies.