My yarn search was finally successful! I found sunshine yellow in a different dye lot at Michaels. But to my naked eye I couldn’t tell the difference.
But I was able to finish the hat portion. I did a “showy” decrease meaning you can see the two stitches knit together on the right side of the fabric. At first I didn’t like them but now they feel very minion like.
I’m itching to get this done and on jellybean but alas I must wait for my mom to whip up the eye embellishments.