Cre8tion Crochet has an awesomely BRILLIANT technique in this You Tube Videotutorial. I use this technique on nearly all of my beanies and hats now – works like a charm – no ugly traveling seam! Lorene is demonstrating a double crochet stitch in this lesson. I also use this technique with the half double crochet stitch; however, when joining at the end of the round, I join in both loops with the half double crochet stitch. Perfection every time!