The pattern is for size 6-12 months, but my little model is actually two, so the hat will fit for quite awhile! The pattern includes instructions for knitting the flower as welll. It is knit in the round, so there is nothing to irritate the child's head and no seams for you to sew! BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY knit purl P2Tog - purl 2 stitches together K2Tog - knit 2 stitches together basic crochet for the brim GAUGE Size 8 needle - 19 st and 38 rounds = 4 inches in garter stitch. Size 9 needle - 18 st and 34 rounds = 4 inches in garter stitch.