This is a great hat; the lace is not difficult, the beading is minimal but dramatic, and the fit is perfect! Use Madelinetosh "Tosh DK" (shown here in the color "Ink") for this fashionable hat. Their colors are glorious and the yarn is wonderful to work with.
The stitching features twisted stitches for extra impact and the top of the hat lays perfectly.
This is a great pattern for gift giving and the pattern contains directions for both the hat pictured and a pair of matching fingerless gloves!