Baby Button Boot Socks & Ear Flap Cap
Use pompom maker, or cut 2 cardboard circles with 21/2 [31/2]- inch diameter. Cut a hole in the center of each circle, about 1/2 inch in diameter. Holding both silver and CC tog, thread a tapestry needle with a length of yarn doubled. Holding both circles tog, insert needle through center hole, over the outside edge, and through center again (see Fig. 1 of illustration) until entire circle is covered and center hole is filled (thread more length of yarn as needed). With sharp scissors, cut yarn between the 2 circles all around the circumference (see Fig. 2). Using 2 12- inch strands of yarn, slip yarn between circles and overlap yarn ends 2 or 3 times to prevent knot from slipping (see Fig. 3), pull tightly and tie into a firm knot. Remove cardboard and fluff out Pompom by rolling it between your hands. Trim even with scissors; leave the tying ends for when attaching Pompom to project. Fasten Pompom to top of cap.
Make 2. Cut 6 strands CC and 3 strands silver each 28  inches long. Place center of strands through last row on Ear Flap making 18 strands 14  inches long. With 2 sets of 6 CC strands and 1 set of 6 silver strands, braid strands to desired length, tie end in overhand knot, trim as desired.
Using photo for guide, sew 10  buttons evenly sp around Body of cap.
SURFACE SLIP STITCHES
With CC, using photo for guide, randomly surface sl st a jagged line around Body of cap so that first and last st meet at back of cap.