I finally typed up the instructions for this toddler hat and posted them on Ravelry. Thought I'd put them here too. The Stockbridge is on sale this month at Webs for $2.99 a skein and the hat (in toddler size) only takes one skein...
1 skein Valley Yarns Stockbridge (50% Wool, 50% Alpaca, 109 yds)
or, any worsted weight yarn will do
US 7 16” circular needles
CO 90 sts Join for working in the round and place marker to mark start of round.
knit 6 rows
Row 1: Purl Row 2: [K1, YO] 6 times, K2Tog 6 times repeat to end
Row 3 & 4: Knit
Repeat rows 1-4 a total of 7 times. Knit one row even.
Crown: Row 1: K8, K2Tog repeat to end
Row 2 and all even rows: Knit
Row 3: K7, K2Tog repeat to end
Row 5: K5, K2Tog repeat to end
Row 7: K4, K2Tog repeat to end
Row 9: K3, K2Tog repeat to end
Row 11: K2, K2Tog repeat to end
Row 13: K1, K2Tog repeat to end
Row 15: K2Tog repeat to end
Break yarn (leaving long tail) and use darning needle to run tail through remaining 9 stitches. Pull tight and leave tail on outside.
Add ‘sprigs’: With Crochet hook, tightly chain stitch tail starting at the crown of the hat. Attach 5-6 more long pieces of yarn at center crown and chain stitch those.
For infant size, use DK or sport weight yarn. For larger sizes add stitches to the cast on in multiples of 18.