I pulled some Bernat CottonTots out of my stash in the color Wonder Dreams. I don't have ribbon on hand that would work... but I may have something thinner that I can double up. Ooo I'll have to dig in my craft box to see. Anyway, I was really excited by the pale shades of white, blue, yellow and green and thought it would be perfect for summer while matching many different outfits. I got 8 DC"s into round 4 when the baby woke up from his nap. This is going to be a nice and fast project. Wahoo! (There are only 11 rounds total.)
After 5 rows, the hat measures 5" across. This means that by row 10, the depth of the hat will be 5 inches. The projected circumference of the hat should be around 16", which would have fit my 3 month old, and this is without taking into account the existing stretch. Wahoo!
After row 10, the hat is 5 inches deep and about 16 inches around, just like my prediction. It is nice when things work out like this, isn't it? I briefly tried it on 7 month old Lucky (after row 9), and it fit around his head but it is definitely too short, but this isn't a hat that should go far down over the eyes, and he is a bit old for it anyway. This reminds me, I forgot to take his 7 month measurements! I must do that now.
I completed the pattern as written. If I wanted it for a slightly older baby, then I would add an extra round before doing the scalloped brim. On round 11, I was confused when it said to "sk 1 st" I thought this might mean skip a stitch, but that left a hole without a scallop. I therefore deicded to SC 1 stitch in between the shells.
So now this is feeling rather crowded. Maybe I'm supposed to sk1, sc 1, then sk 1.... OOOOOOOOOHHHH (looking at the picture there are only like 13 scallops... so I think this is the correct way.)
See, I knew that I could figure it out in the end!
I maybe cut the ribbon (1/4" left over from the garters I made my bridesmaids) a little too short. I should have let the bow me bigger so the mama could shorten it as needed. I secured the clipped ends with a little bit of nail polish so they wouldn't unravel.
This hat is too small for 7 month old Lucky, but as the little girl I'm making it for will be 3 months old in July, I think it will be a perfect fit (if not have plenty of room for her to grow into.) Even with my scalloping difficulties this project went really fast. I cannot wait to make one again!