Well, there's even more to the story.
As I was working on the replacement hat, my youngest son got really excited. I mean REALLY excited. He assumed that the hat was for him. When I informed him it was going to one of his cousins, he got really quiet. After a few minutes he informed me that I NEVER make anything for him (not true, but that's another post . . . or ten).
I offered to make him a rainbow hat too.
Then proceeded to come up with all kinds of crazy requirements on what the hat should have.
I sat him down with the iPad and had him browse through several hat patterns on Etsy. He found one he liked. I then had him pick his colors. What you see is his new rainbow hat. He seems happy - he never takes it off.