She doesn't knit, crochet, or sew. We thought perhaps the Kwik-Sew 3173 no-sew pattern would do the trick. Apparently not. She's not happy with her results. I do have to say, they are not as cute as the one I saw at Midwest Fiber (look in the upper right of the photo). I don't think it is her construction technique, but her choices of fleece. We haven't given up on this idea, we just need to make some changes and try again.
However...she's determined to find a different path, one that "feels" right. So last night...crochet lesson #1. We finished the first row of the Shells and Trellis hat. Be still my heart.