This pattern was surprisingly confusing, but it turned out in theend. I had to adjust the pattern due to the fact that I used different sized yarn then recommended. I would not have been able to figure out how to attach the hair without the help of the authors website. I did not buy the special hairpin, but instead used a piece of cardboard that I cut to size. this worked quite well and was inexpensive. I will attempt more patterns from this book despite it being more difficult than anticipated!