My niece is going to a Dude Ranch next month, so I thought it’d be fun to do a cowboy hat for her since her older sister has one. She is one, and the only pattern I had was from the book The Happy Hooker. So I did less stitches and used a smaller hook. I finished but the hat is too small. I couldn’t bear to frog it without first taking some pictures. It’s just too cute.

I think I will use a bigger hook since you use crochet with two strands. Also now I know that the hat doesn’t get much bigger than the top even though you add stitches throughout. So I will get the top the right size and hopefully it will all come together. This hat didn’t take but a few days, so I hope to be done in plenty of time for their trip.