I made up my mind to design and make the Russell Newborn hat. This hat is meant to be used as a photography prop since it has such a long tail. My inspiration came from the book Russell the Sheep by Rob Scotton. The book is about Russell the sheep who could not sleep and tries all kinds of things to fall asleep. He finally succeeds when he decides to count sheep. The illustrations have been an inspiration to me.
From the brim to the pompom the hat measures 26-1/2 inches.
I've also written the pattern---so I'll probably make some more in the near future.