Happy 10th Birthday Miss Iris!
Photo taken by Sarah
French Country Hat pattern can be found here.
Crochet flower pattern (free) can be found here.
For the most part the hat pattern was easy to follow. I don't consider myself to be experienced at crocheting and did have to seek some help from Christina. Not because I couldn't follow the pattern but I just didn't feel like it was looking "right." With Christina's help we came to the conclusion that we were doing it right (or so we thought) but for some reason the sizing was off. We started the hats over; Christina made a hat with some adjustments to help with sizing and I followed the pattern except I only used one strand of yarn instead of the two that it called for. It looks a little off from the pattern picture but it is still really cute.
All and all the birthday girl liked it and that's all that matters :)