My very first handmade hat is finished! …kind of. After it spent a long time looking like a doily, it did eventually become hat-shaped — but suddenly way too big, and more like a beret than the intended beanie. As a slow-stitching newbie I decided I’d rather make it beret-shaped than rip out stitches. So I decreased a few rows to see what would happen. The girls at my crafting circle said it was theoretically a cute style on me, but none of us are convinced that it turned out completely okay. I think I’ll chalk it up to a learning experience. At least I’m really good at the single crochet stitch now!
For info about the pattern, yarn, hook, etc, check out my Ravelry project sheet.