I think it might be just a touch too short. I don't want to start over (I don't have any more orange yarn left), and I don't want to rip back or take it apart. If you all say it is too short, I can add a row or two more of single crochet to the edge, how is that? So I leave it in your capable hands. Look at the picture (nice pippi longstocking braids, eh?), and comment your vote. Fine as is, or add some SC. Hey, just like a reality show! Only don't try to text your vote because my cell phone isn't on ;).
The sister of the birthday child that got a hat is now requesting her own hat. She likes the style, only she wants a blue one. Why do people always ask for colours that I don't already have in my "stash"? Never mind that my stash is not a RESPECTABLE stash of good stuff waiting to be used, but rather leftover crappola from mostly crochet projects from years before. And some donated materials. The two girls' mother donated a large box of navy blue and gray acrylic (those live five pound balls you see on sale? Yeah, those). She wanted to crochet a blanket but never managed to finish it. I would love to make a blanket for her in exchange, but navy blue and gray????? I don't know her well enough to establish a colour palatte. I'll keep working on that though. My sister wants a hat that will not ruin her hairstyle. My dad wants a hat to match the scarf I gave him for christmas. My cousin wants a black hat with white stripes like the one I made for my brother. What am I, a hat factory?
Actually, it's nice to have people WANT my knitting for once. They are even getting excited about it. "You can MAKE THAT?". Yes, I can. No, it is not cheaper nor easier to make it. But when you make it you can choose exactly which colour, decide the length, how far the ribbing goes, what KIND of ribbing, and so on. How often can we have something made special for us, exactly as we want? Not often indeed. Now I just need somebody to knit for ME while I am knitting those hats for THEM.
My scarf is still only like four inches long. I have not touched it. Such a bad girl. And no progress on the ribbing for the pirate mitten either. I did draw up my own pattern for a new pair of mittens and have the yarn, just haven't started yet. Plus the black silk tank that is waiting to be made. Perhaps I will finish in time for spring.
DON'T FORGET TO VOTE! You only have until tomorrow because if I don't give him his hat soon he is going to drive me mental asking for it. And as we all know, that is quite a short drive.