It has a lace brim in front, and a tied ruffled peplum back.
It has lots of shaping—short rows in the main body of the hat, along with pleat like decreases in the back, the peplum and brim have short row shaping too.
But I think it's worth it--all the detail make the hat something special.
The whole thing is a distraction from what I should be knitting. Before I refine the details of this hat, I'll get back to what I should be doing-- and finish the mystery project!