I sat last night with no hook and yarn in my hands and felt lost. My yarn supply is running sadly low, but I found this lovely chunky wool in my cupboard and began this beanie.
Thanks Mary, for this pattern http://crochetingthedayaway.blogspot.com/2011/11/this-hat-is-really-easy-i-am-happy-to.html. You call it easy peasy and it really is. The link to the fastening off tip is also really helpful. I used a 7mm hook and it took me just over an hour to make up, whilst watching a movie with the family.
Looking forward to having covered up ears on the sides of the wintery hockey and rugby pitches.
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