Have you ever seen the blog craft fail? I was certain that this one was going there. When i finished this hat and looked at it i was not sure what had gone wrong. I followed the directions...i am a pretty consistent stitcher, but this was meant to fit me, and it looked like it would not even fit a very very small child. And if you have met my kids, you know they are not small.I finished it up anyway, and asked Avery to give it a try. What they #^$%... i had worked on it I did not really want to give up on it. We gave it a little stretch, crossed our fingers and went for it. To my surprise it worked, and she liked it! Not a normal combo. She was happy to be my model for a few minutes. In the end she wore it for most of the afternoon....she came to me and asked me put her hair in a bun and then tuck it up in a hat. She liked it even better that way. No matter, either way was cute!
I found the pattern on Ravelry for free. Maybe i will try it again with double yarn and a bigger hook. think that will help?