Recently on FB rug group someone mentioned hating to bind round rugs. To be honest I don't like binding PERIOD. But I find binding a round or oval rug easier than manipulating the mitered corner of a square or rectangular rug.
First I hand sewed the straight (un-gathered) edge of the binding tape close to the last row of hooking then gently pulled on the thread so it would gather. Carefully the gathering was worked around toward the other end.
This is what the previously bound round chair pad looked like after it had been hand sewn around the perimeter of the edge but still needed to be tacked down inside and steamed. Remember this photo is from a previous blog post.
Another hit and miss round mat I hooked was this spiral one inspired by Karen Kahle.