i have bought one kit and felt that i wasted my money because the patterns weren't that great and the majority of it was instructional stuff i didn't need. I say spend the money on the needles and some yarn you will really love and look for a pattern. There are lots of them available of course and you will find something you really like! If you want to make a hat in the round get a 16 inch circ in whatever size (actually find the pattern first THEN get the needles! :rofling: ) you need.