First things first:
NO, we don’t let the baby smoke a pipe. It’s a prop pipe from an old costume.
A few notes:
I blocked this aggressively to get a little more length. If I was going to reknit, I would (a) swatch and (b) add a few more rows between the decrease rounds.
The pattern is written for an adult sized hat, I just knit it at a tighter gauge to make it smaller. Easy peasy.
It’s a very fiddly knit, but SUPER CUTE. Thus, worth it.
Ear flap changes: