I continued the look of the mitered top down onto the sides of the hat. It's a short hat, pill box style—thought the way the brim stands out, it's also sort of like a pork pie hat... A bit interesting and a bit different. I have started to write up the pattern –including charts. When ever I can, I like to include both row by row (or in this case, round by round) directions, and charts. Some people love one one -or the other--so it pays to have both! I tend to prefer written directions... but I can and have knit things only using charts.
I think the yarn I am using (LLH Savanna Colors) has been discontinued, but there are many similar yarns that would work.. And to prove that, I will double check my directions (once written up) by knitting it again in a different yarn—I have already found some yarn in my stash that will be a good choice!