I learned how to single crochet last year when we were making squares for quilts for the women's shelter at church. But I haven't done anything since...until this past weekend. For my first project, I made an earwarmer (it needs a flower or something, but I'm still working on that). I used a smaller hook, so I only did 85 chains instead of the 91 in the pattern, and I didn't do as many rows of the decorative holes in the middle. The nice thing about the holes is I can clip on a hair clip of my daughter's if I want an embelishment.
this pattern, but I was making the 6-12 month size and somehow it ended up fitting my head instead. I'm not sure what happened, but I counted my stitches the entire time and used the recommended hook size. Maybe my gauge is off, but that seems like a huge difference... oh well, I love the little button flap on the side!