Made this in the last few days–just messing around. (The “flower” is just an earlier attempt at a circle that went wobbly, for example.) It’s big enough for an adult, for me, but I think it’s best suited to an eight-year-old. So daughter wore it tonight at the fireworks on the beach–we figured she couldn’t easily get lost in a crowd in a hat like this!
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I learned to crochet granny squares in Girl Scouts in the 1970s. Some thoughtful leader (probably Mrs. Echon) took the time to find a left-handed mom (Mrs. Cannon), who could teach the left-handed girls at a separate table. It’s maybe the most useful thing I ever learned in scouting, if you don’t count the chant for making a square knot. “Right over left and under, Left over right and under,” I whisper that every time I tie on a pendant.
But thirty years later, I was still just making granny squares–without further instruction, I never learned any other way to crochet. I’m not great at following diagrams or patterns, so books weren’t helpful.
Then I caught on to the wonder of YouTube instructions–video crochet, aha! I’m still not good at following instructions–the beret above was made by not-following instructions for a cloche hat–but I learned some new stitches and some new principles, and now I can make a hat, whee! (I should make a more colorful one next time–these are colors I like, from my stash of random yarns, but they don’t photograph well.)