Here is my first crocheted hat! I made a rectangle 39 chains wide and 36 double crochet rows. Then I stitched the two shorter ends closed. On one end of the tube I created, I wove yarn around the edge and then pulled it tight to make the top. I finished it with a pom pom on top. This is for my son Caleb. I'm working on a pair of mittens for him also. My husband would also like a hat (without the pom pom), and I'd like to make my daughter a hat and mittens.