I got a duck that is either a cupcake or an ice cream sundae, not really sure? Anyway, I improvised a knitting pattern to make his frosting-like head. Then I did a pompom on top for the cherry and sewed on some pretty blue beads for the sequins. (Which took forever!!)
For the hat, I held two strands of white worsted weight yarn together and CO 72 stitches, did some ribbing, then alternated 3 rows stockinette and 5 rows reverse stockinette to make the layered look. I did some trial & error swatches until I finally found an acceptable stitch combination for that. To do the decreases I just looked at a hat pattern I hat laying around and modified those decreases to work with my stitch count and work in my pattern. Should have taken notes on that I suppose. Sorry!
p.s. To make the pompom I used my new pompom maker for the first time. It was super cheap and I let's just say that I got what I paid for.... but it more or less got the job done.