Feeling the end is near. One last row of tripples.
A final row of flat singles or two for strength.
The base of bag is done, strong and washable – perfect for an 8-year-old. Tie off, trim or weave in, however you prefer. Now for strap and decorations. You could stop right now and you would have a very fun hat. Chain about 150, then double double crochet and tie off end to create strap. (My apologies that the strap picture was a fail and has been removed.)
Weave strap in and out of that top row of tripples. Tie a bow on one side and cinch tight.
Voila! Technically, we are done. Jazz it up from here to suit your tastes.