Did you sc them all with brown and then join with brown? I was going to join with either brown or navy, but I was worried about the dark color...
Also, how are you joining them? I keep flip flopping as to how I'm going to do it.
i went back and forth a few times about how to join the grannies. i was going to whip stitch them together and i tested that method. i wasn't super crazy about the effect. my whip stiches looked too "spacy". i felt like a uniform color would help to solidify the entire piece and make the colors of the hexagons pop.
yes, i single crocheted all the way around the hexagons with black simply soft caron yarn. then, with the wrong sides touching i single croched 2 hexagons together. then i brought in a third hexagon and croched it to the duo. then i crocheted a fourth hexagon to the trio. does this make sense? i could try to draw a diagram if that would be helpful. the single crochet joining technique gives a slight raised channel. i rather like the texture of the joined stitches.
in retrospect i realized that instead of binding off my grannies after the 4th round i could have added on the black SC row. that could have saved some time in the process. but, way back last november i hadn't thought far enough in advance to be concerned about the joining method. that's right, i've been working on these hexagons for about 10 months. so, i'm not so much ahead of you as i'm on a different starting schedule than you!!
i thought i'd do the grab-bag method for joining: stick my hand inside a bag and randomly pull out hexagons to join. instead i decided to join them in this manner:
there are diagonal lines of hexagons with yellow and orange yarn and diagonal lines of hexagons with NO yellow and orange. i hope this turns out to be a very subtle pattern. i wanted to ensure the bright oranges and yellows would be equally distributed thruout the piece.