Sometimes amigurumi critters need top hats. I have reached one of those times, although I can’t show you the whole thing right now. But, I can help you make your own top hat. I made this pattern up pretty late last night, so if there are mistakes in it, please let me know!!
– size E hook
– Lion Brand Cotton Ease in Charcoal
R1: sc 6 in magic ring (6)
R2: inc around (12)
R3: inc around (24)
R4: sc in back loops only (24)
R5: sc around (24)
R6: sc 5, dec* repeat from * until 3 stitches left, sc 3 (21)
R7: sc 5, dec* repeat from * until end (18)
R8: sc4, dec* repeat from * until end (15)
R9: sc3, dec* repeat from * until end (12)
R10: sc around (12)
R11: inc into front loops (24)
R12: sc, inc around (36)
fasten off, weaving in ends.
Working in only the front or back loops helps a lot with the shaping, so that the sides go down and then the bottom comes out.
Once you have your top hat made, you can go around placing it on random things, like your amigurumi sumo wrestler. (No, this is not the top hat’s final destination – the sumo wrestler was just handy. I do think the top hat would look cute on the turtle of a while back though!)