Note: Use 3mm [No11, USA 2] knitting needles. Use yarn as stated in the instructions which follow.
Begin at outer edge of brim and using double tweedy mixture yarn cast on 60 sts. Break off one strand and continue in single yarn. When working next row, treat the two strands of yarn on each st as one st. G-st 6 rows.
Dec for hat top
Next row: (K1. K2tog) to end — 40 sts. Beginning with a K row, st-st 14 rows.
Oversew row ends together, noting that P side of the hat top is the right side of hat. Oversew across cast off sts. Turn right side out and put a little stuffing inside the hat top. Sew hat to father's head through the first hat top dec row.
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