I had a ton of pink sparkly yarn leftover from the Valentine project. I just knew there was something I could make for Turtle. Scarf? No, Turtle is in a "no scarf will ever touch any part of my body" phase. She asked for socks, but I'm not ready to attempt those. Inspiration: Hats! We can never find a hat for her when we need one -surely there must be a hat pattern out there simple enough for my basic crochet skills.
As luck would have it I found the perfect hat to make:
Not that the hat was made perfectly.
3/4 through the first attempt I realized I was using the newborn pattern.
3/4 through the second attempt I realized the pattern switched stitches 3 rows earlier. Rather than start over for a third time, I kept calm and crocheted on (and switched to the appropriate stitch beginning the next row).
Turtle has been wearing it all morning so I think it is a hit. If you want the pattern for yourself, go to Ravelry and look for McKinley's Perfect Springtime Hat.