One blustery day in the fall the little gnome is walking about. A very strong wind came upon him and took his little red hat right off his head and away over the tree tops. The little gnome ran quickly after his special red hat, but he was not as quick as the wind and lost sight of it. He came upon a cow chewing upon the grass. (singing voice) "Dear Mrs. Cow, have you seen my hat? Hi Diddle Dee. Have you seen my hat? Hi Diddle Dee." "Why, no, I don't think so." said the cow, "Is it big or is it little?" asks the fox. "It is quite little." says the gnome. "I have not seen it." says Mrs. Cow. The gnome thanks the cow and skips over to the fox he sees slinking through the tall grasses and says "Dear Mr. Fox, have you seen my hat? Hi Diddle Dee. Have you seen my little hat? Hi Diddle Dee."What color is it?" asks the fox. "It is red." replies the gnome. "No, I have not seen it." says the fox. "Thank you anyway" responds the gnome as he continues on his way. Next, he comes upon a crow. "Dear Mrs. Horse have you seen my little hat? Hi Diddle Dee. Have you seen my little red, hat? Hi Diddle Dee." "Is it tall or is it short?" asks Mrs. Horse. "It is not too tall nor is it too short." says the gnome after thinking about it for a bit. "No, I have not seen it, but Mr. Crow is flying about, maybe you should ask him since he has a bird's eye view." "Very good idea!" and the little gnome skips away to find Mr. Crow. Finally Mr. Crow come low enough to hear the call of the little gnome. "Have you seen my little, red not too tall, not too short hat? Hi Diddle Dee." he asks Mr. Crow. And Mr. Crow replies "Is it not too round and not too pointy?" "Yes!" says the little gnome excitedly. "Well, then I see it right over here high up in this oak tree." The little gnome gathered all the animals that had come around, curious as to the fate of his hat and together and they shook the tree with all their might acorns falling upon their heads and finally the little, red, not too tall and not too short, not too round and not too pointy hat fell right on top of the little gnome's head. He thanked his friends and went home for tea.