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I ordered one and it fit her tiny head perfectly and was super cute. The more I studied it, the more I decided that I could make a crocheted hat too. My grandmother taught me how to crochet a few years back so I figured it would be like riding a bike. All I needed was a little practice and it would all come back to me......
I bought a book and some yarn and attempted my first baby beanie. I proudly told EVERYONE that I would be making handmade hats in hopes that the orders would come flowing in. I just knew that I would be successful at it. I was a little rusty in my technique, but I had all the confidence in the world.
My first hat was completed at my mom's house. I announced to my family to come check out the big reveal.....
If you haven't figured it out, it wasn't supposed to look like that. It was so tiny and skewed, I was totally embarrassed. And a little defeated. Poor Beatrice looked like a cone head in that stupid hat. I was so confident that I could make a hat. One that actually resembled a hat. I was determined.
I began watching Youtube videos and tried some new patterns and lo and behold, I kind of got a knack for crocheting. I can make all sorts of hats, booties, blankies, and headbands (after many mess ups).It helps to have a little model available at all times.
I finally mastered the flower beanie. I am now working on learning new stitches and working on my own patterns. I opened an Etsy shop. It's fun. I've come a long way.