For the last 2 days I have gone to 7 different stores looking for a US 13 steel crochet hook. The only place I was able to find one was at Michael's. The catch to that is it's part of a crochet hook set. I don't really think I can justify spending $40 on crochet hooks for just one hook. I called Farida at the Knitting Basket and she checked to see if she can get it for me - she can't. I was just about ready to give up and just deal with the 14 hook when I thought of Romni. They have practically everything there. So I called them and sure enough they have the 13 US steel hook and they are holding one for me. I am going to go over there this afternoon and pick it up. I know the hook will definitely fit through the hole in the pin because I tested the 13 hook from the set at Michael's. I was sooooo tempted to get the set but I just couldn't see myself doing it. Once I pick up the 13 hook from Romni I'll probably find my complete set of Susan Bates hooks. Isn't that the way it always is?