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I've been asked to make this hat for a friend, but the pattern doesn't say how much approx yardage is used. I need to check my stash to see if I have enough since I don't tend to knit with sport weight yarn often.

I made this twice so far. My daughter must have too big of a head! My first attempt looks like it would fit a newborn, but I'm a tight crocheter and didn't adjust the pattern, so I'm not surprised. My second try, I followed your suggestions for making it larger AND used the 2nd largest needle I could find. I added an extra round of "dc in ea", yet it is still insanely short on her. I am going to try again and add a few more rounds, then I think it should fit. I am beginning to think I use adult patterns for her! ;-) LOVE the pattern though! It is easy to make, quick (even for a slowby like me), and absolutely beautiful! I had some trouble with Round 14, so I altered it for my first hat and left it out completely with my second. Both still look great! And, the flower pattern is absolutely adorable!! I made a contrasting color flower so that it stands out more, and I used a wool yarn which seemed to work well too.

My mother made hats like this when i was little in the 70's. Now I'm trying for my girls!

what weight yarn did you use for the beanie and are there instructions for the "Distracted" beanie?
thank you

So adorable!! I was wondering did you attach the flower to the beanie? Thanks!

This is going to be my next crochet project! Thank you for the directions.

What an adorable hat! I wish I could crochet! My DD saw that and said 'does she sell those? I want one in black!' ha She is 14, what can I say...

The pattern for the adult version is the link I posted for: "Soft Scallop Chemo Cap"

What is the pattern for the adult version? The beanie is precious.

so impressive, you also took up a second language...

WOW! That turned out great. I love it. What a great gift idea, use your talent. You always have gifts your working on for family or friends. You can add this talent to your ever growing list. You should be so proud, I would be. I can't wait to see it in person. See you soon.

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