I was browsing around on Etsy, looking at beanie's with earflaps. I wanted to purchase one for Trinity, but after seeing some prices ranging between $15 - $40. I opted to make my own.
Without a pattern.
With just being a beginner.
I first had Trinity picked her colors. Pink, green, and purple. I whipped out my I/5.5mm hook and went to work. :)
After 5 hours, (3 hours last night, and 2 hours today) I finished.
It's not perfect. I didn't write down the pattern as I went along. Boo. But, it's somewhat decent enough for my first one. I did noticed that from round 4 to round 6 I went from 48 stitches to somehow 56? But it somehow worked. 48 stitches wouldn't have fit her. 56 stitches barely did. It's a bit snug.
I had trouble with the earflaps. I need to look into that.
I also had some trouble switching yarn. I switched from white to purple just fine. But switching from purple to pink was a disaster. Then it got better switching from pink to green, and was semi-okay from green to white.
I think I may have gotten the hang of it. But just to be safe, I'll have to look into that also.
If you look real closely, you'll see that the earflap is barely hanging on at the ends. haha. Whoops, I didn't secure it on correctly.
To take the distraction away from that? I'll just crochet some flowers and butterfly, and stick it up above the earflaps, so no one will notice. :)