Anyway I was miserable with it for the first while as I thought I remembered what a single crochet was like but somehow fumbled it and was using more of a slip stitch to do this hat. I was more than half-way through with the pattern and the hat wouldn't have even fit a newborn. Something had to be wrong. Yep of course. This is when YouTube came to my rescue and I relearned some basic skills. On second attempt (or was it third? or fourth?) I was able to make this hat with no issues and much more quickly. I think the last "real" attempt only took me a few hours and considering it was my first hat ever attempted I didn't think that was too shabby.
|Seren Cobb...she was so excited to model it for me|
|Hubs showing off his new hat and shirt from Christmas 2013|