I like to make at least one new decoration for every holiday. Stars and Stripes Patriotic Top Hat is a pattern from Desert Diamond Crochet. The pattern is on ravelry here. The pattern on ravelry has 4 sizes. The pattern I have only has 2. The pattern is quick and easy to follow. I decided to not crochet the stars as I had some buttons that I wanted to use.
The Mountie came from being a pattern tester. The designer is Victoria Stewart and her business is Once Upon a Hook Crochet. The pattern is available here on ravelry. She has well-written instructions that make him fun to make. For some reason my Mountie is very worried. Facial expressions are fun to play with. It did take time to put him together. There is a lot of sewing and changing colors but it is worth it when you are done. This is the first pattern I have made of hers and I look forward to making more.