The hat sounds adorable, Piratelvr.
My 2-year-old has a crib with a crib tent on it, which includes netting on the sides (otherwise she'll escape and go climb up to the top bunk to hang out with her sister). She also has two special animals: a giant penguin and a giant Elmo (I think it's an old Tickle Me Elmo). Both are almost as big as she is, which is apparently her taste in stuffed animals.
One of her favorite things, when I tuck her in at bedtime, is to press her face against the netting at the side of the crib for me to give her a kiss. So today I came over after tucking the others in and said, "Kiss?" and went to press my face against the netting.
She said, "No! Elmo!" and suddenly I find myself kissing the gigantic open mouth of Tickle Me Elmo, who is pressed against the netting instead of my daughter. So I kissed Elmo, then said, "Okay, now Megan!" "No! Wah-ah!" and pressed the penguin against the netting. So I had to kiss the penguin through the netting, too. *Then* and only then did I get to kiss my daughter.