I thought it was such a cute hat. I was confident in my crochet abilities. I sat down with some yarn and went to work....and then realized I was confused....froggged...went to work again...frogged....and so it went, ever determined to figure this thing out I kept at it, confident in my abilities to figure this little sucker out without googling techniques.
in my best Sponge Bob narrator's voice: hour and a half later....
Mad dash to youtube and found a great little tutorial.
Had I written the pattern I'd have said (after the do not turn part): And now you go BACKWARDS DUMMY!
Happily I sat, crocheting like a wild woman, giddy and squeaking in exuberance, anxiously checking my inches, hoping I was almost done because I couldn't wait to finish....
And THEN when I think FINALLY! ALMOST DONE! I realize I don’t know what a reverse sc is so MORE research is needed. This is turning into quite the project. DOH! Here is a video for THAT. Oh, and my auntie holds her hook this way…drives me batty!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5eO0z30HHTU
I used the ch 31 option at first, and glad I did because I have a small head. I added another decrease round at the top as well.
Since I don't knit, I had ZERO knitting needles to use to hold up my loops so I used a rubber scraper that had a handle that looked like it might work. It did! :) I wasn't about to buy a knitting needle since I took the solemn vow to NEVER EVER KNIT. I KNOW it is a vow I will break...it is just a matter of WHEN I will break it. Not today boys and girls...not today. :)