I just posted this free, crocheted hat pattern for your enjoyment. I originally submitted it to an online knitting and crochet magazine, and then two weeks later saw that their previous issue had featured an annoyingly adorable red bucket hat pattern. SCOOPED!
The pattern is quite simple, so I have decided just to offer it gratis. The hat will fit anyone with a 20-24″ head — that is, grade-schoolers up to adults — and only requires one skein of Louet MerLin Worsted. It makes a great summer hat.