OK, so I made my son a beautiful hat a week ago and it is now destroyed. :c My son or husband put it into our apartment's washing machine that destroys clothing. Oh well, just a hat. It had a lot of mistakes so the next one will be better. I'm making him one right now that's supposed to be Rascal the raccoon and I'm now trying how to figure out how to make the black eye mask...who here has crocheted ovals before? Do I just make a chain and then crochet around that? Into the 'v's and into the butt of the chain? Does that make an oval?

I'm not following a pattern or anything with this hat, I'm still new to crochet and am winging it and enjoying frogging it when I notice it lumping and reshaping and trying it again. I figure the best way to learn how to swim is to jump in.

I will post a pic when done!