Assuming you start with the 3 stitches, then increase pretty quickly, you might try just knitting flat until you have 15 or so stitches. THen move them onto your dbl pt needles and join in the round. You can use the tail to sew up the bottom.
Mirl56 at Ravelry, too.
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