I've been questing about for a pattern for a particular hat for a while. My only real experience with knitting has been with some scarves I've made in the past, so the world of hats is a bit of a mystery to me. Overall, the shape seems simple enough, and the striped bit on the lower part of the hat doesn't seem it would be too hard to do, but I'm lost when it comes to the more detailed bits at the top. Does it seem this hat would be sewn with a circular needle, and then perhaps double layered and closed at the top? I've been looking around this site and there seems to be plenty of valuable information, but I'm not quite sure where to start with this. ^^; Any help with the detailing or basic technique anyone could offer (web links work too!) would be really wonderful!