Elinor (Olive with Natural Stripes)
This utilizes a lightweight paper braid, stitched with folds to add an interesting texture. Even as it fades a bit, it adds to the character of the hat. In front, where it turns up, it still extends just under three inches. When it is straight it is around four inches.
Inspired by literary figure, Elinor, from Jane Austen's novel, Sense and Sensibility. Elinor is the oldest daughter and considered the wisest and most reliable. She is also very likable as she wades through the marriageable age with her sisters. Jane Austen is always good for some smiles and emotional responses.