Magic loop, HDC, DC,and sc. Haven’t made one of these in awhile. My hands feel awkward trying to figure out the sizing, proper way to hold the hook. I need to practice more. I need to create more. I need to carve out time for myself to do this, daily. To feel needles click, yarn swirl and loop over, in and out, the hum of a sewing machine. To make something for myself, for my family, for others. This is calming, relaxing. Using this pattern and this to create the hat for a baby shower I had to attend later that day. This hat is my first completed project for the year, the first of many more finished projects I hope.