Okay here is my (almost) finished product! (I still need to block and get the new ribbon/elastic)
I used some cotton yarn in light blue, and size four needles. I did a couple modifications, and instead of using crochet (which I horribly suck at!) I improvised. On the back, where it calls for a chain, I switched to size 0 needles and did the length of the back with that. I also didn't do the picot edging, as I read someone who did it in cotton as well didn't think it was necessary. I also reduced the side cast ons (from 50 to 45)
Last thing is I didn't use ribbon AND elastic, I used a piece that was both! Unfortunately, what I had on hand isn't exactly what I want (I think I'm leaning toward white?), but for the photo ops I used it.
Hope you enjoy (Oh, and DON'T TELL! but, I majorly screwed up. I think I got the round twisted the first row on the circs BUT with the scrunching done by the elastic/ribbony stuff you really can't tell... Whew!!).
Also, any suggestions? I had a BIG gap on EACH side (in between the front and the sides and the back and the sides) when I would begin the cable cast on. Maybe it's because I used a thumb loop as my first cast on stich? I have no idea... PLEASE help as I plan on starting a new one tomorrow!