Still working from the Mini-Me booklet from Bernat, I’m now working on the matching hat to the Girl’s Cardigan pictured on the front. I love crocheting hats – two hours and I’ve got a great little gift. This pattern was no different in that it worked up really quickly.
Now, here’s the quirky part. It is huge. The pattern was written for Cottontots, but I was using Baby Cakes. I thought I was making a smart decision by using the ball band recommended hook size – an H. The pattern naturally called for a G hook – why did I ignore this!?! Add to that, I finished the whole hat after my daughter went to sleep so I didn’t have her model it midway through so I could make adjustments.
So here is what the hat looks like now.
This would be funnier on an ACTUAL toddler because I don’t expect you’d see a face at all. Don’t get too attached because I’m ripping it back at least halfway to figure out where I can decrease to make it fit her head. I predict I’ll add extra rows where the pattern is worked even (round 12) to allow the hat to slouch more in the back and then decrease a bit more drastically after that.
I’ll let you know how it turns out next time. Yet again, wish me luck!