Pirates are for three year olds what trucks are for two year olds, apparently. My son is no exception. He's been wanting a pirate costume for a long time, so I found out it would make a good Christmas present for him. The cloak is in velvet, with a silk neck band and a button closure, while the hat is in wool felt lined with purple silk, with an iron on diamond scull. I made the hat by trial and error, and ended up with something quite piraty and wearable enough for my kid. I had quite a lot of fun sewing it. And it's a success, by the sound and look of my happy little pirate.