And then a friend of mine became a grandmother, to the first girl born in their family in a while. Cue a sweet pink hat...
Pattern link: http://pinssneedles.com/free-crochet-pattern-quick-and-simple-chevron-hats-preemie-through-child-sizing/ (US terminology: instructions for various sizes) with photos and step by step instructions.
Pattern modifications: I crocheted the baby size in cotton/acrylic mix 8 ply yarn with a 4mm hook. Didn't 'chevron' but had three colours of pink for a flowery effect (I hope). Added several rows so it would have a brim, and added a picot edging which you can see in the detail brim photo. Kinda invented the leaves. Abandoned crochet for knitting for the i-cord 'stem', because knitted i-cord is faster and easier (and well-explained in many YouTube videos if you don't know how to do it).
Lucy at Attic24 has some tutorials on making crochet leaves, like this one.
(I've given it to them now, so I don't have it to hand any more to count rows or check any other details).
It's a bit of fun. I hope to see a photo of the little one wearing it.
UPDATE: and I have, and she looks very sweet. And has some growing room in it...
Note:INSTRUCTIONS in UK crochet terminology.
Note: links are in US crochet terminology.