Begin at lower edge and using double black yarn cast on 36 sts.
Break off one strand and continue in single yarn.
When working the next row, treat the two strands of yarn on each st as one st. G-st 3 rows.
Break off black and join on white.
Next row: (K1, inc in next st) to end — 54 sts. Beginning with a P row. st-st 5 rows.
1st row: (K4, K2tog) to end — 45 sts. 2nd and every following alternate row: P.
9th ;ow: (K2tog) to end — 9 sts. B & T tightly.
Oversew row ends together and turn right side out. Make a small red pom-pon and sew to centre top of hat. Insert a little stuffing, spreading it out evenly. Sew cast on edge of hat to head as illustrated. Catch top of hat to head underneath the pom-pon.
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