|You get the general idea, add flower as needed|
Ok, here goes, and if I blew it, please let me know so I can fix it.
inc shell--3dc ch1 3dc
Round 1: ch 4 to make ring, join.
Round 2: Ch2 and 11 hdc in ring, slip to 2nd chain of beginning ch.
Ch2 (counts as 1st dc), 3 dc in same stitch, ch 1, skip 1 st, shell in next st, ch1; skip one, inc shell in next space, ch 1; shell ch 1[twice], inc shell ch 1, join to second ch of beginning ch.
Round 3: slip stitch to first ch 1 space in previous round. ch 2 (counts as 1st dc), 3 dc in same stitch, ch 1. inc shell ch 1, shell ch 1 [3 times], inc shell ch 1, shell ch 1 [twice] slip to 2nd chain in beginning dc.
Round 4: slip stitch to first ch 1 space of previous round.
Ch2 (counts as 1st dc) 3 dc in same st. Ch 1 *shell ch 1, inc shell ch 1 from * to end, join to 2nd ch of beginning.
Round 5: slip stitch to first ch 1 space.
Ch 2, 3 dc in same stitch, ch 1, shell, ch1 all the way around, slip in 2nd ch of beginning.
Rounds 6-11: slip stitch to first ch 1 sp.
Ch 2, 3 dc in same stitch, shell in each space from previous row. **You will not ch 1 between shells in this part, unless you are making an adult hat in which case you will want the extra room.**
slip to 2nd chain in beginning, cut yarn, weaving in ends.
Working in back loops only, sc in contrasting color all the way around, do not slip to first sc, but keep on going, making a spiral effect. After 5 rows, slip stitch in 2 stitches (at the same spot you originally started) and cut yarn, weaving in ends.
Pick 1st color again, sc in previous row, shell, sc all the way around, slip to first sc of this round, weave in ends.
And that's it if you are just doing the hat. You can add a crochet flower right where it looks funky from the contrast color join, covering the weird spot, Put any flower you want here, you are only limited by your imagination. It's all smoke and mirrors baby!
I hope this isn't confusing and if I totally blew it, please let me know.
And there we have it, thanks for your patience dear friends, now I relinquish the computer to the children.