Easy peasy crochet beanie complete! The pattern from Ravelry recommended 14 rounds of stitches — I think I ended up doing double that! It just wasn’t big enough (it looked quite hilarious actually, it didn’t even cover Erika’s little ears). I added a double crochet edge with a light grey yarn to finish it off. I like the gathered folds at the top for a little one, but think it might look a bit odd on a grown man — hubby needs a new beanie for the cold walk to the train station each morning, I think I’ll try to find a more suitable pattern!
And if Erika doesn’t like wearing it, or when she outgrows it, it can double as a mini yarn basket!