So after my not too bad attempt at beanie number one,
I tried another one from the same pattern and came up with this.
I crocheted it as double instead of single...again to suit my need for speed.
Seems that doing stuff in double crochet renders it a bigger finished size.
It was still a 48cm band and 20cm long but it's looser. Probably the best way I can describe it.
I also winged it and tried reducing stitches as I got to the top, so it was somewhat shaped.
It sorta worked.
After this one I decided to search for a new pattern to experiment with in the land of the beanie.
Come back tomorrow for my 'Project, shaped beanie... FAIL'...
Seems I still have a lot to learn in the land of the things made with yarn and a stick.
I will persist, as I hear practice makes perfect.