This is a circularly-knit, stranded knitting design by Mary Ann Stephens. It is suitable for intermediate knitters familiar with stranded (Fair Isle / Norwegian style) knitting. The same pattern works for knitting hats in newborn, infant, youth and average adult sizes, provided the gauge and yarn are adjusted as indicated in the instructions. This hat coordinates with Mary Ann's "Sleepy Monkey Blanket"
design, which was published in the Spring 2009 edition of Twist Collective. Twenty new monkeys are included in this pattern; you can optionally use them to customize either design.