Brooch is nice on its own too... I eventually decided to make two separate brooches and just wear them as is and not on the hat
Hat looks better on a head I think
The hat is made from a simple hat design in a book called 'cool crocheted hats'. The yarn is Spotlight's own brand of pure wool in a orange red, with a ball of Daiso's red fluffy synthetic mohair. It is crocheted with a strand of each at once and felted well despite the synthetic.