....I am sorry I cheated. I read the second in the series, The House on the Cliff. In it Mr Hardy gets taken captive and there were NO cell phones in those days to call for help. His sons find his hat and it has BLOOD on it. So I thought Mr Hardy needed a new hat. Unfortunately, I didn't have time to knit one so I bought one. I got a newsboy cap in black which I hope I can eventually use but it may be too small. AND here it is.
A front view.
A side view.