The hat is made in two pieces. The pattern was straightforward, just increasing and decreasing in stocking stitch.
As we expect by now, there is an error: the number of stitches given for the reinforcing strip is incorrect. The number given is for the scarf which is on the same page (140); it should be 160.
The main problem I had was in deciding where the hat should fold for the flaps, and the curling nature of stocking stitch. The word starch keeps popping into my brain.
And now, I have no option, but to give Samuel Crowe some personality, as without the hair .....
... the hat really doesn't fit!
So, to commence the hair..... all cast on and ready to go.