This lovely pattern, French Country, was gifted to me by my friend Mary Rose. The hat is crocheted with two strands held together of I Love This Cotton on a size K hook. Stitches used are chain, single crochet, double crochet, slip stitch and a 2-dc cluster stitch. It took me a bit to understand the cluster stitch, but took my time and re-read it a few times and the light bulb went on. The remainder of the pattern was easy to follow and I like the finished look. I didn't have quite two skeins of yarn so I was one row short of single crochets, but I don't believe it is noticeable.
I won't go into my struggles with trying to crochet a flower to put on the hat. It was a time consuming disaster. Instead I opted for using a deconstructed silk flower like I did for my Sassy Summer Hat. It takes a bit of time itself, but I love the final look. A bit unexpected and since it is removable the hat remains washable.