This is a project I started on a whim when a friend of mine (who’s just learning to crochet) told me she couldn’t figure out a pattern because she didn’t understand how to make the ring. After directing me to the online pattern (found HERE), I decided to give it a go and see what I came up with. Using some leftover yarn that I had, I completed the hat in 90 minutes on a lazy Sunday afternoon, not including the flower. First I had to find a pattern for that, and once found, the flower itself took 90 minutes (found HERE). Then another couple days to find the perfect shank button center for the flower, and just a few moments to sew it on once found. As the most cooperative, helpful, and patient model, my youngest sat still while I took picture after picture.
While working on it, I decided that it was good enough for a gift, and since my friend had a daughter who was going to be turning the big 13 in a week, I sent it to her for her birthday. My friend assured me she loves it! (It took awhile for me to make this post because I couldn’t put it up until she had received it, and then I forgot about it! This hat was done on March 18th.)