Lesson learned, always check your gauge before starting a project. For those of you who do not knit or crochet, checking your gauge pretty much just means you do a little sample to make sure that your finished project will come out with the right dimensions. Usually when I crochet I could care less about checking gauge. I don't care if my afghan is a few inches smaller or larger, or if a stuffed animal is smaller or bigger than anticipated. Well, gauge does matter when you do something that has to be a certain size, like say booties or a hat.
I wanted to make a cute little beanie for G for Fall (even though he hates wearing hats). So, away I went. I finished the whole thing and don't you know it was about 1/2 the size I needed it to be. Ugh.
So, instead of having it go to waste, I crocheted a little flower, stitched it on, and I'm going to give it to my friend for her little baby girl. I think it's pretty cute if I do say so myself.
I'm going to attempt this again, but change the yarn and pattern a bit so it hopefully fits G's noggin. I'm hoping to bang it out tonight while watching one of my guilty pleasures, Jersey Shore. Please don't hate me.