I remember many years ago my Dad got to go to Minden, NE to the Pioneer Museum. He thoroughly enjoyed the trip and brought home a crocheted hat pin cushion for Mom. I don’t know what happened to it, but that memory was in the back of my mind while working on this one. I am particularly happy with this one as I have incorporated several changes. The brim is fabric covered cardboard 6 inches in diameter. The crown is stuffed with 100% polyester fiberfill. I used some plastic I have on hand for making lamps for the “ribbon”. I then covered it with another patriotic themed fabric.