well, i was useless. counted wrong, ripped out, all sorts of reading errors.
i finally got to this.... when i realized that i needed a size L crochet hook to finish it up. seems that i'll need to make a stop at michaels.
so now i'm off on a hat project for child2, just as the sun is shinning and the weather predicts highs in the 80's. go figure.... how is this for a pile of cuteness?