I stumbled upon this board a few weeks ago and you all have inspired me to try out a few crochet and sewing projects
Here's a hat I just finished . . . I couldn't find the yarn suggested in the book (seems like a few of you might have had the same problem), so I used Caron "Wintuk" which I found at Joann (probably too lightweight, but it seemed to come out OK anyhow). The whole project went really quickly, I think it took me just over an hour.
I've got one question for you all: The book says to make the monkey eyes using french knots but I have no clue how to do that. Does anyone know? I used two x-es for eyes, but they make my monkey look dead so I'd like to learn to make french knots properly