It's pretty cool and VERY quick to make, so I thought I'd share the pattern.
I used Wool-Ease Thick & Quick yarn and an L-hook. This pattern makes a hat that fits my one-year-old perfectly!
There are two special stitches that you need to know.
First is the front-post double extended crochet (fpdec). To do it, you will yarn over and insert your hook from front to back between the posts of the first and second double crochet on the rounds before (working AROUND a post, instead of into a stitch), and then from back to front again around the posts of the second and third double crochets on the round prior. Yarn over, and draw the yarn around the post. Yarn over and draw through 1 loop. Yarn over and draw through 2 loops. Yarn over and draw through two loops. Done!
Second is the front-post single crochet (fpsc). It is similar to the fpdec in that the stitch is worked around a post. Insert hook around post of indicated stitch. Yarn over and draw up a look. Yarn over and draw through both loops on hook. Done!
Ch 3. Slip stitch to beginning chain to join.
Round 1. Dc 12 in center ring.
Round 2. Ch 2. *Dc, fpdec in next. Repeat from * around. Sl st to beginning ch.
Round 3. Ch 2. *Dc in next. Fpdec, dc in next. Repeat from * around. Sl st to beginning ch.
Round 4-8. Ch 2. *Dc in next. Fpdec, dc in next. Dc in next. Repeat from* around. Sl st to beginning ch.
Round 9. With color B, ch 1. *Sc in next. Fpsc, sc in next. Sc in next. Repeat from * around. Invisible join. Weave in ends.
All done! Super cute, super quick, and super easy! Let me know if you have any questions or trouble with the pattern.