Materials: J hook, Vanna’s choice in chocolate, White Fun Fur, and off-white or white Red heart worsted weight yarn, ~12 buttons to use for sprinkles, a yarn needle and some scrap yarn for button sewing.
Size: Fits a newborn sized to small infant sized head, approximately 13-15” (give or take) with a note for slightly larger heads after row 9.
Row 1: Holding white and white fun fur yarns together (here and throughout top of hat), ch 2. Work 12 dc sts into 2nd ch from hook. Join last st w a sl st to 1st st to create a circle of dc’s, ch 3 and turn (ch 3 counts as 1st st in next row here and throughout unless otherwise noted).
Row 2: Work 1 dc in join sp, then 2 dc in each dc sp around, join, ch 3, and turn. (24)
Row 3: DC around evenly, join, ch 3, and turn. (24)
Row 4: Work 1 dc in join sp, 1 in next dc sp, *2 dc in next sp, 1 in next sp* repeating * to * around; join, ch 3, and turn. (36)
Row 5: DC around evenly, join, ch 3, and turn. (36)
Row 6: Work 1 dc in join sp, 1 in each of next 2 dc sp, *2 dc in next sp, 1 in each of next 2 sp* repeating * to * around; join, ch 3, and turn. (48)
Row 7-9: DC around evenly. Fasten off white and white fun fur. (48)
Row 10: With brown, join to hat where you stopped with the whites to continue to your next row. Decrease by 6 stitches evenly around (every 6th st worked well for me). (42)
**If you’d like this hat to fit a slightly larger head, do not decrease the sts in row 10, but continue to work with 48 sts per row adding 1-2 rows more of rib below bringing the final row count to 15 rather than 13.**
Row 11-13: Rib the hat by repeating 2 FPDC, 2 BPDC around being sure to match the stitches around from the rows above. (42) Fasten off at end of row 13.
Using your yarn needle and spare yarn to match the top of your hat, sew on buttons scattered randomly across the top.