I am hat crazy right now!
This is a re-working of a vintage knitting pattern from a "Hats & Accesories by Beehive" pattern book I got off Ebay. the pattern book is undated so I'm not sure how dated it is but it's definately pre-60's The original pattern was called "Peppermint Topping" and had this nasty stockinette stich piping on it.
I reworked the pattern to get rid of the piping added on i-cord ties, some back-stitched vines and leaves reworked from on old flower pattern. I knit the leaves seperately and sewed them on. The bottom of the i-cords have 2 of the leaves sewn together so that they're the same on either side.
I'm so happy with this!