Brioche Rib (odd number of sts)
Row 1 (WS): Sl 1 st as if to k, k to last st, k1.
Row 2 (RS): Sl 1 st as if to k, k1, *k1b, k1; rep from * to last st, k1.
Row 3: Sl 1 st as if to k, k1b, *k1, k1b; rep from * to last st, k1.
Rep Rows 2 and 3 for Brioche Rib.
K1, p1 Rib
Row 1: *K1, p1, rep from * across, end k1.
Row 2: K the knit sts and p the purl sts.
Rep Row 2 for K1, p1, Rib.
Beg at face edge, with circular needle, cast on 19 (21) sts. Working back and forth on circular needle, as if working on straight needles, work in Brioche Rib for 46 (54) rows. Piece should measure about 6 (7 1/4) in. (15 (18.5) cm) from beg. Sl sts to holder and cut yarn.
From RS with circular needle, pick up and k22 (26) sts along right side edge of Crown (working towards sts on holder), cut yarn, sl 19 (21) sts from st holder to circular needle, rejoin yarn and pick up and k22 (26) sts along left side edge of Crown - 63 (73) sts.
Row 1 (WS): Knit.
Beg with Row 2 of Brioche Rib, work until Hood measures 9 (9 1/2) in. (23 (24) cm) from beg, end with a RS row. Decrease Row (WS): [P1, k1] 7 times, [p3tog, k1] 9 (11) times, [p1, k1] 6 (7) times, p1 - 45 (51) sts.
Change to smaller needles, and work in K1, p1 Rib for 8 rows.
Change to circular needle.
Increase Row (RS): K1, p1, *(k into front, back and front) of next st, p1; rep from * to last st, k1 - 87 (99) sts.
Next Row (WS):Work Row 1 of Brioche Rib.
Rep Rows 2 and 3 of Brioche Rib until piece measures 6 (7 1/2) in. (15 (19) cm) from neckband. Bind off loosely.
With crochet hook, join yarn with sl st on lower right edge of neckband, chain 8, sl st in same place as join to make a button loop. Make a second button loop just above first. Sew on buttons. Weave in ends.