Bought as a gift for my granddaughter after giving one to my grandson for Christmas. Thought it would be nice for both to have one since he looked so adorable in his hat. There was only one size left in the checkered black n white pattern and it fits her just a bit big. Must run a bit smaller as we thought it would be bigger on her. She looks very cute and should get a few years use out of it. I think having the hole for a ponytail will come in handy. They live in California. My daughter is a Michigan native so she likes the fact they are made in her home state. I will definitely be buying more hats for the kids in future years!