My 4 year old nephew recently took an interest in pirates, and while I was playing with him the other day, I whipped up a pirate patch from some black corduroy and a strip of elastic. He thought that that was great, and wanted me to make him a complete pirate costume on the spot. Unfortunately, I can't sew a pirate costume within the attention span of a 4 year old, but I told him that I would see what I could do over the week. Today I messed around with some ideas for a pirate hat, and this is what I came up with. I had left over wire and buckram from the Civil War bonnet I made, and I always seem to have an abundance of black corduroy - I not sure why! So all I had to purchase was a bit of trim and a feather. The hat turned out pretty well. If I ever make another, I'll adapt the pattern a bit, but all in all, I'm pleased with the results. I hope it fits him!