I made some progress on the purple cloche last weekend. I knitted a bow tie, which I really like. The pattern is quite easy, and I'll provide it to you when I'm writting the pattern for the whole hat. I do like the look of the hat-bow tie combination, but it still feels like something is missing. I tried to to a welted band, but that wasn't very satisfying to me. I haven't attached the bow tie yet, and I'm still thinking on how to continue.