Cosette (ivory/magenta hemp braid)
This is the classic look of the Breton brim style hat from long ago. It is a flattering shape for most face shapes. I have made this style for 20 years on and off. I recently started adding a plastic tubing to the edge to help keep a more smooth look over time.
Inspired by literary figure, Cosette, from Victor Hugo's novel, Les Miserables. The hat's style hails historically from the Breton area of the north of France. Fittingly, Hugo hailed from France.