This is an adorable hat styled after the Hungry Caterpillar, perfect for newborn photo shoots. The size made by the pattern will fit a newborn up to one month of age, depending on the size of the infant. Knitters wishing the hat to fit larger sized infants may feel free to experiment with different needle sizes to create more give in the fabric - exact gauge is not as important in this pattern. This pattern is intermediate to experienced in skill level; it calls for techniques that include knitting in the round, use of double pointed needles, and i-cord. PLEASE NOTE that this pattern is for the Knitted Cuddly Caterpillar Hat only. See my pattern store for the accompanying sleep sack pattern.