Just wrapping up the gifts, here is the completed hat,
and as modelled by DD, off to skating this AM:
From the side you can see the “slouchy” effect a bit better
I posted previously but here is the little video that explains the better way to do the rosebuds, the way that was a bit like how I started it but after I saw it I ripped back and changed to THIS method. And I really like the closure at the top:
using this method, called Seam it Up. It’s been SO LONG since I touched a crochet hook, and I enjoyed making it so who knows if it won’t kick off a whole new obsession?