I started this while we were visiting Camp Calumet, and was almost to the ear flaps when I decided that I didn’t like the holes that ending a row and then starting with Ch 3 were making. I frogged the whole thing and made some changes:
- I started with a magic loop instead of a Ch 4 and join.
- I worked continuously through the rounds (so in a spiral, rather than joining rows and then Ch 3 to start a new row.)
- I lined the hat with a fleece band. I had planned to fully line it, using >these instructions, but I didn’t have a convenient baby head (Emi’s head is *not* 6-month-old sized. She wore a 2T hat last winter.) Since I couldn’t fit the liner properly, I just cut off the excess material (I love fleece) and ended up more or less using this method.
the Ravelry page for these are here:
http://www.ravelry.com/projects/khas/cunning-crochet-baby-jayne-hat and here:http://www.ravelry.com/projects/khas/crocheted-beret-hat
And here are some pictures of them wearing the hats!