HEY!!!! I think there's a mistake in this pattern!
Cast on 56 [72, 80, 88, 96] sts. Join for knitting in the round.
Now. According to the pattern, the sizes are for newborn [s, m, l, todddler], and the circumference of each increases by 2 inches for each size. Soooo why is there a 16 stitch difference between newborn and s, but only an 8 stitch difference between the rest? (and 8 makes sense because of the guage of 5 sts/inch) ANYWAY, so I think for newborn you're supposed to cast on 64 stitches.
Of course I could totally be wrong. And this would mess up the rest of the pattern too (when you place stitches on a holder you'd end up with 52 remaining instead 44) Since I don't have kids, I don't know if newborns are that much smaller than a 0-6 month old. Maybe the "newborn" should really be "premie".... that would make sense. maybe
Never mind. ignore me. lots of people have made it without these problems. But since I am a math freak and I obsess about stupid things, I've never made it. i DO have a much easier pattern (which makes much more sense mathematically), but it's knit flat and then seamed.