I loved the pattern stitch it really is pretty and made into a headband really shows it off. This has been machine knitted on a standard gauge Brother electronic 950i machine and it can also be knitted on most machines, there are instructions for a punch card version as well, and if your machine has no patterning you can easily do the pattern manually with the holding position.The pattern looks a little bit different on the punch card machine but really just a lovely I think. Size wise it seems to be stretchy enough to fit most people, but remember all machines tension slightly differently, you can add or subtract rows for a larger or smaller [childs] head I would knit 20 rows more or less. and you can wear it two ways for two different looks! It is a very handy thing to wear, I wear mine all the time instead of a hat in the winter and it especially looks stunning with long hair. Great for skiing as well. The pattern has 4 pages of detailed instructions to help you. and once the pattern is set up it usually takes about 40 mins to knit, so would be great to knit for gifts.