so, the general consensus is that this hat looks like a french beret. General consensus = me, my mom, and a friend. Fairly small consensus, but stopping with the babbling, and on with the pictures!
there it is on my hand, the tie is kinda woven in, sorta.
and an action shot, albeit in front of my room with my camera phone.
and another action shot.
All I did was got a circle piece of leftover fleece, hemmed it to make clean edges, and made little slits near the edge of the brim, wove in a strip of fleece through the slits, put it on over my head, and pulled the ends of the strip of fleece to tighten it. Then it form-fitted to my head, and I tied it into a pretty bow. I'll try to take pictures with my parents digital camera to capture the hat better.