I had never crochet in my life that I know of. I wanted our son to wear all of these cute stuff. So one day I thought that I would buy a book and try it. It took me about three days to learn the simple stuff. This was the first thing I made him. I would like to thank two very important people. My wonderful husband that would clam me down when I could not figure out how to read a pattern. Our little boy just seeing his face lets me know that I can do anything and everything is okay.