I'm so glad you posted your hats today! I am in the process of completing one for my DGS. The pattern does not give instructions on crocheting around the hat and earflaps. I see that you did crochet around and I am hoping that you would share the instructions for this!
Thanks on advance,
I just crocheted around in all single crochet, just one row and one single crochet in each stitch except I did 2-3 single crochet in the same hole to go around the corners.... good luck!