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4mm and 3.5mm Hook
50g Dark Brown DK 8 ply
50g Pink DK 8 ply
(you probably won't even need that much)
Small amount of green and darker pink
Do not join rounds, make sure you mark beginning with stitch marker
Round 1: Start with the magic circle (or chain ring), 8 sc into ring,
Round 2: 2 hdc in each stitch around (16)
Round 3: 2 hdc in next stitch, hdc in next stitch around (24)
Round 4: 2 hdc in next stitch, hdc in next 2 stitches. (32)
Round 5: 2 hdc in next stitch, hdc in next 3 stitches. (40)
Round 6: 2 hdc in next stitch, hdc in next 4 stitches. (48)
Round 7-10: hdc around
Round 11: In FLO, *sc, hdc, dc in first stitch, dc, hdc, sc in next stitch, sk1* repeat around. Sl Stitch into gap under last st as this will give you a more pronounced shell. Finish off.
Round 12: Join pink yarn to back loop of round 11, Ch 2, dc around (48) Join in top of ch 2
Tip: I ended up with a gap between my first and last stitch so I did a dc decrease to close the gap.
Round 13-16: Ch 2, *FPDC in next st, dc in next stitch* continue around. Join (48)
Round 17: Ch1, sc around. Finish off. When weaving in the ends I sewed the icing shells to the cupcake bottom so they didn stick out.
Flower and leaves
I found it easier to sew the leaves onto the bottom of the flower and then sew the flower onto the hat
Cut small pieces of darker pink yarn. Pull through yarn so you have 2 strand on the right side of the hat.
Tie as many knots for the size sprinkle you want.
Pull strands back to wrong side and make a double knot. Cut ends.