I’ve been trying to teach myself to crochet, starting with a hat. But no matter what stitches or combination of stitches I do it just seems to stay very small and tubular. It looks like the perfect size for a doll, but unfortunately it’s for an adult person. I can get the round all set and the next couple rows stay flat but no matter what I do to increase the circle it just curls up into a tube or bowl shape, not just a little curling at the edges.
I’ve been following these instructions : http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Crochet-a-Hat/?ALLSTEPS , http://m.wikihow.com/Crochet-a-Hat-for-Beginners
And in my most recent try I have been just doing double stitches as instructed here : https://www.thespruce.com/double-crochet-979081
And still it’s just turning into a tube, after about row 6 is when it stops increasing for me. I’ve tried alternating double stitch 1 row, single stitch next row, combinations of single and double stitches in the same row and it all just goes wrong once I hit the 6th row!
If anyone can offer any suggestions or point me in the direction of where I’m going wrong I’d really appreciate some guidance.