This beanie is the usual baby beanie pattern I like to use. I can take it anywhere and do a few rows and that way it knits up quickly and without a fuss. It's an on the go project. This blue beanie looks so nice in the acrylic and cotton mix yarn I used. I shall make booties to match. It will be warm and comfortable . It's also machine washable. The pompom has some dark blue wool mixed in just for contrast. The pompom maker really does make it a breeze to get pompoms organised. I used number 4 needles.