Yes - that is an apple wearing a knit baby hat
Normally I'm pretty good when it comes to doing a gauge swatch - it's just not worth guessing and risking something not fitting. Baby hats are another story. Why do a gauge swatch when I have no idea how big a 3 vs. 6 vs. 12 month head is, and from looking at my friend's babies - it varies widely!
I started in on this hat using similar yarn and needles called for in the pattern. Not exact, but close enough I thought - I was wrong! As you can see this is a tiny hat, big enough for a baby doll or a newborn. I ended up remaking it after rewriting the pattern for my correct gauge (3 sts/in). Although I was only off by 0.5 stitch per inch - it made a huge difference in the finished product (sorry I didn't get to take a picture of the good hat!).