Thank you for all the compliments
one day I will make another one that is adult size.
It was quite awhile ago that I made it so I had to look at the book again to see how the elastic was covered. I remember I had trouble understanding it too. I think when you follow the instructions you're going through two stitches at a time, and start at the last stitch you just made. . .So you go through st, yo, pull it up(2 loops on hook), yo again(3 loops on hook) and then immediately go to the next stitch(with the yos still on the hook) yo again, you should have 4 loops on the hook, pull up, yo again and pull yarn through all 4 loops, then start the stitch all over again in the last one you just did. . .. .I hope that makes sense lol Good luck with it. . .I didn't know if I did it right at first because it was so bulky, but it turned out.
edited to add that when covering the elastic stitches start at the base and yarn needs to be loose.