Quoting Amanda(::" I was going to look to buy one somewhere but I couldn't find any like this one! That & I might want to start out smaller if i'm going to learn how to do it at all lol"
Start with a tester going down the middle.
Best idea is to start by measuring the head. If you don't have a baby yet to test on often this is how newborn-6 months are. They usually measure 12 inches from earlobe to earlobe, and about 10 inches from forehead to the back of the neck. So you can start with about 3-4 inches for the center panel. Make it approx 8 inches long and then start decreasing on each(alternating rows, dec, knit one row, dec etc) to make a v-like at the back of the neck.
Then pick up an even number of stitches(or short it to start it off contured).
Knit the first row after pick up then start decreasing. Start off by decreasing at least 6 stitches. So a SSK or a PSSO x2 each row. Once it looks round enough lower your decreasing to 4 or 2 stitches per row.
Test this out for a while until you get something you like and fits and works well.
does that make any sense at all to get started?